OLD BUT INDEXED – Treatment outline
Addiction, Craving, Obsession
How would you like to have a tool to be free!
This tool is practiced in group sessions several times per week at the ARC to make you a skillful expert. Freedom for the rest of your life!
Anxiety, Fear, Depression, Anger
How would you like a tool to manage them!!
This tool is also practiced several times per week at the ARC to enable you to have these feelings and function towards a life worth living rather than these feelings continuing to have YOU and making your life so difficult. We can put you in charge!
Confidence, Choice, Peace, Satisfaction
Yes you can!!!
Daily, easy steps challenges and exposure work will get you to who you want to be. To be able to do whatever you want with your life. Freedom from crippling doubt and low self worth.
Practice Practice Practice
The big secret is to practice. Practice struggling, coping, doing, feeling. ARC treatment teaches you how to practice struggling and feeling and doing with skill, direction and control.
Description of Treatment
The aims of ARC treatment are
1. Help people to a life of recovery through existing proven methods and,
2. Explore and develop new treatment methods to help more people more of the time.
Addiction Recovery Centre seeks to provide a balanced eclectic treatment with a strong emphasis on applied behavioural functional contextualism linked to relational frameworks. This is obviously a very technical description that seeks to demonstrate our commitment to treatment underpinned with evidence-based scientific research. This is based on Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is used lightly in some of the treatment, particularly in the exploration of the causal factors of addiction (medical model) and other related problems such as co-dependency, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and emotional problems like anxiety and depression.
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Transactional analysis is explored, particularly in secondary treatment as a way of self-relating and emotional management.
The 12-step model as used in Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous is also lightly explored and it is a condition of treatment that clients attend AA or NA community groups. Group attendance offers a huge worldwide support network post treatment. Although we are not a 12-step centre and we do not attempt to do step work with clients there is some exploration of how this model relates to psychological and behavioural principles. 12-step is not for everyone but it has a significant success rate and our responsibility is to maximize the potentiality for access for clients of ARC alcohol & drug rehab centers.
Positive psychology is practiced regularly in the form of affirmations groups. This feels very weird at first but the vast majority of clients have found this to be extremely useful in influencing the production of positive feelings and emotional and behavioural management.
Functional Analysis has been structured in all the treatment in such a way that it is linked to relational frameworks. Clients are constantly and consistently trained to analyse the functions of their own behaviours and link the functions to relationships with self and others. This is an extremely effective way of thinking and relating and managing behaviours so that people are enabled to function effectively and with individually chosen pre-determined directions.
Relational Frame Theory (RFT)
Relational Framing is a technique we have bolted on to functional analysis and the ACT matrix so that clients can build a new life that is workable and practical in the directions they choose. This is an effective, simple thinking process learned and practiced throughout the treatment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is practiced and explored on a daily basis. This is done using a matrix (diagram) that relates all thoughts, feelings, environment, behaviour, and meaningful directions from the present moment context with the sole purpose of enabling effective functional behaviours leading to successful lives.
ARC drug & alcohol rehab clients have found the ACT matrix particularly useful in,
Creating motivational directions for their lives
Handling difficult real life situations successfully
Managing their behaviours
Managing their feelings
Experiencing less stress overall