ASSESSMENT • OUTPATIENT • AFTER CARE • STEP DOWNMore info
The original concept for Choose Life Specialist Recovery Centre was borne out of the need to be able to expand the services of Riverview Manor Specialised Clinic to both the referring professionals and the clients that extended beyond the beautiful surroundings of Underberg.
What started as an identified need for an aftercare programme quickly grew to include other services that would benefit all of those involved and the end result is a therapeutic hub with a difference.
Using the ASAM Criteria from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, at Choose Life we will be offering professionals and clients a comprehensive and client-focussed assessment to help establish the correct placement and continued care for people with addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions.
Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents and adults: Based on the Matrix Model, Choose Life Centre offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adolescents and adults with addictive, substance-related and co-occurring disorders. There will be live-in facilities for those clients who are unable to take a leave of absence, but need to kick-start their IOP in a safe and controlled environment.
A 9 bed ‘step-down’ facility for those clients who are not yet confident enough with their recovery to return to their lives. Following an individualised 4 week program which is monitored and supervised by the professional team on site, the client is encouraged to engage with their recovery process to ensure continued success upon discharge. After the initial phase, the client has the opportunity to start working, whilst living in a safe and secure environment.
This programme is offered to all ex-Riverview Manor clients and is offered as support and continued care. Essentially client-driven, the continued care will offer extra courses on relapse prevention, recovery planning and any other topic that the group feels they would like more information on. There will also be a Choose Life social club and a Twelve Step meeting once a week.
Psychoeducation and support for the family members of those clients who are in Riverview Manor for treatment.
At Choose Life Centre, there are facilities for professionals and organisations to hold meetings, seminars and CPD related activities. The idea is to bring like-minded people and professionals together in a comfortable and relaxed environment to discuss ideas and to learn and teach in the very diverse field of addiction, substance-related and co-occurring conditions. There is also space for professionals to run psychotherapy groups for the population of their choice.
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