There are two main elements to addiction treatment at The Cabin
Detoxification is the cleansing of your system of the substance that you were using. Most drugs do not cause a physical dependence and clients usually only suffer mild withdrawal symptoms like headaches and the inability to sleep. We have a doctor and medical staff available 24/7 to monitor all clients and prescribe medication to ease these symptoms as well as address any other health conditions.
However, severe alcohol and opiod addictions do cause physical dependence. Though we recommend that these clients attend detoxification in a hospital prior to reaching The Cabin; our medical team can assist with any continuing withdrawal symptoms onsite or if anything should occur.
The psychological side of treatment is the most important as addiction is primarily a psycho/socio/behavioural disorder. This is accomplished through daily group therapy sessions, individual counselling and Mindfulness therapy
We use a holistic treatment programme called Recovery Zones, which is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 12 Steps and Mindfulness Meditation.
CBT is a personalised approach that we adapt to suit each client’s individual needs. We also practice the recognised 12 Steps method that our clinical team has customised to be both culturally-sensitive and relevant to modern day life. Therapeutic meditation techniques, which include Mindfulness meditation, and yoga have been proven to help in treating addiction by managing stress and helping to reduce cravings.
Exercise Therapy compliments this core program, and includes personal training and group sessions. Our physical therapy is conducted by an outstanding team of fitness instructors who have a thorough understanding of the physical issues that addicts face.
An important part of your treatment is our Family Programme – as family therapy has been found to increase the chances of an addict maintaining long-term recovery. It involves active participation from your family members and educates them about addiction and the recovery process. It comes free of charge and runs the last week of every month from Wednesday to Friday.
Length of Stay
Your duration of stay at The Cabin depends on several factors, such as your personal requirements and level of addiction. The minimum duration is a one-month programme.