Substance Abuse Psychiatry
Careline Clinic’s Support, Self-help, and Treatment Programme aid you to overcome the abuse and reclaim your life.
Substance abuse is endemic in the Northern Cape and affects children/adolescents and adults alike. Addiction is a pathological relationship with mood or mind-altering substance or behaviour which renders one powerless and produces harm full consequences.
Substance are often use to self-medicate symptoms of depression/anxiety but it can worsen this very symptoms in the long run. The addicted person is always the last to accept the disease concept. Substance do not get better when ignored.
CARELINE CLINIC’S INTEGRATED APPROACH
RECOVERY DEPENDS ON TREATING BOTH THE ADDICTION AND THE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM. GETTING COMBINED PSYCHIATRY TREATMENT FROM THE SAME MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM.
IN CARELINE CLINIC’S CONFIDENTIAL AND THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS HAVE MINIMIZE ANY NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES BY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTEGRATED APPROACH;
-Educate you on the role that substance play in your life and health.
-Discuss own use of substance.
-How substance interact with mental illness and medication.
-Help you identify and develop your own recovery goals and strategies for change.
-Share in decision-making process.
-Simultaneously treat both the substance abuse and the mental health disorder.
-Provides individual, group and family counselling.
-Taught healthy coping skills and strategies to
*Minimize substance abuse *Cope with setbacks *Strengthen relationships.
Recovery from substance abuse does not happen overnight. It is an on-going process that can take months/years and relapse are common. On-going support for both patient and love ones is a crucial aspect at Careline Clinic towards our patient’s recovery.