Addiction comes in all shapes and sizes, as do addicts. Whether it’s Alcohol, drugs or gaming etc. Hope has the experience and expertise to help. We understand the pain that addiction causes everyone involved including family and loved ones. Hope offers the opportunity for everyone to recover from whichever addiction is causing the problems. Below you will find some basic information on the kind of addiction issues we treat.
At Hope, we treat our clients as people as well as treating the symptoms and the conditions they suffer from. We accept that people usually achieve change at their own pace and in their own time. The problems that we treat come in many forms; on this page, you will find a list of substances and conditions to give you an idea of what we treat at Hope Rehab Center.
Substances and problems we treat at Hope Rehab
Types of using patterns and whom we treat at Hope Rehab Center?
Dependent Drug Users
Performance-Enhancing Drug Users
Recreational Drug Users
*Also known as behaviour addiction such as Gambling, Gaming, Sex & Love and Shopping – this means the same level of compulsion applies with negative consequences. Hope treats all process addictions.
Whether it’s alcohol, stimulants, opiates, cannabis and many other forms of substances, the impact can be similar and destructive on our client’s and their loved one’s lives’.
On our website and in this menu you will find a lot of pages and information on alcohol and specific substances that will help you understand how detox and rehab treatment works.
The Doctors Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders DSM-4/5
Substance dependence criteria and the latest terminology introduced by the American Psychiatric Association APA: Addiction disorder is defined as a cluster of behaviors and symptoms caused by maladaptive patterns of substance-use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress manifesting as 3 or more of the list below occurring any time over one year and comes on three levels: Mild – Moderate – Severe
Tolerance, as defined by:
Need for increased amounts to achieve the desired effect.
Diminished effect with continued use of the same amount.
Substance is taken to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than intended.
There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control use.
A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain, use or recover from.
Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given.
The substance use is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent physical or psychological problem.
These are the sorts of questions a Doctor may ask you to see if you have a problem, however it is your self-assessment that matters most and should influence your decision to get help.
Common symptoms are not just physical but also mental and emotional
Obsessive and compulsive behavior
Low impulse control
Relief seeking or escapism
Low self-esteem and low self worth
Impaired emotions and moods swings
Co-dependency or impaired relationships
Agoraphobia and isolation
Reward and pleasure seeking
The Hope Rehab Center Approach
Our program uses the most effective evidence-based treatments, and we deliver these as part of a package based around your unique needs. This specialised approach is suitable for all patterns of substance abuse or obsessive behaviour. If you feel ready to change your life, we provide everything you need to make this change possible.
You don’t need to develop a full-blown addiction to be suitable for rehab
You don’t need to be physically dependent on alcohol or drugs in order to be suitable for rehab. An increasing number of people choose this options because they recognise the warning signs, and they want to get help before there is any further deterioration. This behaviour is likely to negatively impact your life long before you develop a full-blown addiction, and the decision to get help can be a great investment in your future.
Don’t compare yourself to others – compare yourself to who you want to be
It is also a common mistake to compare yourself to others: We say compare yourself right now to who you want to be, and we will help you achieve that goal. Some people believe because they are bingers or abusers that they can take it or leave it despite the harm it causes. This belief system will keep users using and just delays getting the help needed. We know that the brain chemistry responsible for the rewards experienced by using substances and behaviours to change feelings can be stored up and released in larger amounts during binges.
The Hope program has a proven record of success and will be tailored to your needs
If you want to have the best chance of success in rehab, you need to follow a program that has been specifically designed to treat your exact type of addiction. If the treatment is too general in nature (aka the ‘one size fits all’ approach), it is unlikely to provide everything you need – it could also waste your time with a lot of interventions you don’t need. During your time here at Hope Rehab, you will be following a specialised program – one that has a proven record of success with your exact type of addiction.
If all you needed to do to recover from addiction was quit alcohol or drugs, there probably wouldn’t be any need for rehab. In reality, this behaviour is usually a symptom of something much deeper. There will have been a reason for why you sought comfort in using alcohol or drugs – this could include things like low self-esteem, uncontrolled anxiety, or just a feeling of disconnection with the world. It is vital that these underlying issues are dealt with or else there is going to be a high risk of relapse or turning to new addictive behaviours.
You will gain a much better understanding of the root of your addiction
A major part of your treatment at Hope Rehab is going to be about tackling these driving forces behind the behaviour. You will begin this work in one-to-one therapy sessions, and you can also expect to gain insights during group therapy. We also teach you mindfulness, which will help you become far more objective about what is driving your behaviour. By the time you leave us, you will have a much better understanding of the root of your addiction, and will have begun healing that part of your psyche.
- What does treatment mean to you?
Are you like a malfunctioning car that needs to be sent to the garage for repair?
Is rehab just about managing your symptoms, so you can stay out of trouble in the future?
Longer-Term Treatment for Long-Term Success
For some clients 28 days has to be enough for many reasons (e.g. financial, family and/or work) so our intensive program is ideal. However, for many a month is not enough so we have affordable longer-term program options. Typically, the psychological healing process of recovery and change requires a longer-term treatment plan, so, to encourage commitment we offer lower rates than other facilities of our standard. Most clients stay between one and two months, some stay three months and move on to our Sober-House project.
Our program is designed to help you tackle your addiction from many different angles
The program has been designed so clients get to experience Thailand while receiving treatment. Our intensive program is a combination of CBT counselling and workshops, mindfulness, and fitness training with many exciting and interesting activities during the therapeutic week. Supervised outings and weekend excursions help lift clients depression and anxiety, also nurture’s an interest in healthy activities.
Dealing with the Consequences of an Addictive Past
Another aspect of our rehab program is helping you to deal with the consequences of the addictive behaviour. You acted as you did due to an illness, and not because you were bad, but unfortunately, you still have to face the mess that has been created. During your stay with us, we will offer support guidance for dealing with issues such as:
- Harm to your reputation and career
Loss of respect from friends and family
Loss of motivation
Guilt about the past
Loss of purpose in life
Core Elements of the Hope Program
Core Elements of the Hope Program
Post acute withdrawals PAWS last up to a year and there is no medication that can help manage these difficulties, some doctors prescribe anti-depressants, however, some medication can create other problems with your brain chemistry and important natural dopamine production.
It is important to complete a program of treatment, as the physical effects of drugs and alcohol are not the whole problem. The primary condition is also no longer the underlying psychological problems that may have originally created the desire to escape with substances.
In fact self-medicating the symptoms listed above such as anxiety, frustration, problematic relationships, self-esteem issues or any other reason you use has now become secondary and have been superseded by the actual disease of addiction itself.
This is not to dismiss any psychological or emotional issues, of course you will explore your problems to help understand your triggers and develop a relapse prevention plan however we know this alone is not enough.
Your propensity to use substances will not magically or conveniently disappear after stopping or even by talking about your issues. Like all good things in life it usually takes some work and in this case a daily recovery routine is necessary.
We give you a simple maintenance program and also give you the skills to help you make positive changes in your life and the strength to resist when tempted.
Please feel free to drop us a message via the contact form below to ask any questions you might have or get more information.