The cornerstone programme of The Foundation Clinic is based on a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Coaching. This deals with addiction in a focused manner to equip patients with the knowledge and personal power to make the life changes needed to achieve a sustained, long-term recovery. In order to do so, one needs to identify and learn skills to make the necessary changes to a behaviour, at emotional and thinking levels before practising these skills and using them in daily life.
At The Foundation Clinic, the approach is very much dominated by the knowledge that without these changes, arresting addiction is not sufficient in itself, but rather the follow through of learning how to remain abstinent is critical to recovery.
At The Foundation Clinic, the extended care programme takes place within group and individual sessions by following a structured daily programme that focuses on:
- The encounter:
- Facing up to what addiction means and how it impacts your life
- Relapse prevention.
- Learning what triggers relapse and how to prevent triggers and urges.
- Building life- and coping skills.
- Developing the necessary skills to live a sober lifestyle.
All this takes place in a therapeutic environment in which patients support each other through encouragement, empathy and shared experiences. Staff at The Foundation Clinic consists of medical and nursing personnel, a clinical social worker, specialised counsellors and recovery coaches, as well as various support staff.
This unique approach at The Foundation Clinic takes into account best practice in addiction treatment together with compassionate care, giving each patient the benefit of what structured and self-help treatment offers, while not being bound by one model of treatment. This programme also includes 11 months’ attendance at the Recovery Wellness Outpatient Programme.