SHARP Treatment offers rehab centre programmes which allow people to spend an extended time in a safe, clean and nurturing environment and develop self-confidence in their sobriety, in their strength to abstain and in their ability to develop healthy relationships. SHARP Treatment’s drug rehab centres provide a primary and a secondary care programme for clients who have already completed a detoxification treatment programme. The rehab 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. SHARP Treatment rehab centres assist clients to reach a gradual realisation of the power of the choices that people make. The most beneficial 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 SHARP Treatment rehab centres are places where people can learn from and teach one another how to take personal 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 SHARP Treatment rehab centres are staffed by professional counsellors, some of whom are still in recovery. This creates an environment of understanding and acceptance and provides clients with positive role models. The professional rehab centres are also supervised by an occupational therapist, a clinical psychologist, 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.
David Collins is one of the founders of SHARP Treatment. He became involved in the rehab centres to keep himself clean from drug dependence. He foresaw that it would become a place that felt like home and narrow the divide between the place of recovery and the real world, with its ever-present temptations and challenges.
The SHARP Treatment rehab centres offer a thirteen week inpatient/residential program 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 wellbeing programme which includes swimming, tennis and sauna. The rehab centres teach relaxation techniques, counsel on practical and personal spirituality and hold regular 12 Step meetings.
An eight-week outpatient programme, which takes place in the evenings, is offered to clients who are unable to commit to a thirteen-week residential programme. The outpatient programme closely adheres to 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 the need for additional support to maintain a meaningful recovery.