David Collins is one of the founders of SHARP Treatment and became involved in the drug addiction centre to keep himself clean from drug dependence. He envisaged that it would become a place that felt like home and would help to narrow the divide between the place of recovery and the real world with its ever-present temptations and challenges. The drug addiction facility of SHARP Treatment offers: a thirteen week inpatient/residential programme with a 12 Step orientation; ongoing treatment and support after the completion of primary treatment; regular individual therapy and daily group therapy. SHARP Treatment also provides educational workshops, post-treatment counselling, family support, leisure activities, medical and psychiatric support and a well-being programmes, which include swimming, tennis and sauna. The drug addiction centre teaches relaxation techniques, counsels on practical and personal spirituality and holds regular 12 Step meetings. The drug addiction center of SHARP Treatment is staffed by professional counsellors, some of whom are still in recovery, and this creates an environment of understanding and acceptance and provides clients with positive role models.
The drug addiction facility is also supervised by an occupational therapist, a clinical psychologist and a consultant psychiatrist. A nursing sister is also located at the SHARP Treatment facility. SHARP Treatment is licensed under the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act of 1992. SHARP Treatment offers drug addiction programmes which allow people to spend an extended time in a safe, clean and nurturing environment and develop confidence in their sobriety, in their strength to abstain and in their ability to develop healthy relationships. SHARP Treatment’s drug addiction centre provides primary and a secondary care programmes for clients who have already completed a detoxification-treatment programme.
The drug addiction programmes are built on numerous successful processes and programmes for addiction and abuse. SHARP Treatment utilises the Minnesota Model as part of its foundation and has also incorporated several other best-practice processes. The drug addiction recovery center is there to assist clients to reach a gradual realisation of the power of the choices they make. The most effective way that SHARP Treatment can accomplish this is through the presence and help of others, especially those who are and have been in the same situation. The drug addiction facility of SHARP Treatment is a place where people can learn from, and teach one another how to take responsibility for their own actions and emotions. SHARP Treatment believes that real learning and personal growth is achieved by practicing the principles of unconditional love and acceptance.
The option of an eight-week evening outpatient program is offered by the drug addiction centre of SHARP Treatment to clients who are unable to commit to a thirteen-week residential programme. The outpatient programme of the drug addiction facility closely follows the residential programme and includes group therapy, individual therapy, workshops, re-integration sessions and family-support sessions. The SHARP Treatment outpatient programme is perfect for clients who have completed a primary programme but feel in need for additional support to maintain a meaningful recovery.