addiction therapy

The Alpha Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program is a voluntary program for adults who are struggling with negative consequences of substance dependency and addictive behaviours.

Addiction Therapy is a Process, often a long process. There are no quick fixes and outcomes vary from individual to individual. Also preference for treatment varies from individual to individual.

There are a number of key principles to keep in mind when starting a drug or alcohol treatment program for addiction.

The definition of addiction; “Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or drugs even when they know it will cause problems” – From The American Psychiatric Association.

Simply; “When you can stop (drinking and/or using), you don’t want to. But when you try to stop (drinking and/or using), you honestly can’t.

  • Addiction and Alcoholism are recognised as diseases, and People suffering from Addiction are sick, not “bad” or “immoral”. Sadly severe substance abuse damages your brain, as well as your physical and mental health.
  • Treating addiction as early as possible is important for successful outcomes.
  • There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to treatment. Different treatments and facilities work more effectively for different people. We can point you in the right direction, Book an Assessment Today
  • Effective treatment should holistically address all areas of your life — not just your substance abuse, but your thinking and your attitude.
  • Mental health conditions are often linked to drug addiction and is evaluated and addressed in your treatment. It’s recommended that you disclose honestly all traumas, crises, and incidents which have impacted you emotionally and physically. Not all scars are on the outside.
  • You must commit enough time to treatment in order to effectively overcome your addiction.
  • By asking for help you are on your way to a healthy and enjoyable new way of living, free from the slavery of addiction.
  • Physical detox is important but is only the beginning stage of treatment. The body and brain take time to withdraw and get healthy.
  • Long-term behavioral and attitudinal change usually requires a process of behavioral therapy, group therapy, counselling and ongoing support.
  • The most common form of treatment includes behavioral therapy — which may involve some combination of group, family, and individual therapy.
  • Alpha Online offers a comprehensive treatment program which will monitor you for any possible relapses throughout the course of treatment.
  • All Treatment plans we refer you to are managed by multidisciplinary professional team and are continually assessed and revised where necessary to match your progress, meet your changing needs and circumstances.