What do you want from an addiction treatment program?

by | Mar 24, 2017

A portrait of Dave Cooper - Founder of the A2R approach

Dave Cooper

Let me describe you

You are successful, financially in business or music or media. You are doing well in most areas except that you use alcohol and cocaine and it’s getting the better of you. You are money rich and time poor so you do not have three or six months to give to a residential rehab program. But you do know that you need something, you know that things need to change in your life. So what do you want from an addiction treatment program?

Or maybe you have a loved one who needs help? Do you want them to go to a rehab to learn ‘how to be a better addict’. Do you want them spending time around ‘bad influences’. If you are in the public eye and don’t want any publicity around your difficulties you will need absolute discretion which you are unlikely to get in a residential setting.

I haven’t got time to go to Rehab!

Everything above speaks about why you don’t want a long stay in a residential rehab. But what if I offered you a treatment package that doesn’t ask for you to be away from your family or your business for three months (or longer)? What if I offered you a treatment package that is so discreet that your business colleagues would not even know you were in treatment? What if I told you that this approach is more effective and has better success rates than residential programs?

My approach has been developed over many years and benefits from my experience of working in all the varied treatment methods. Here are a few things I have discovered.

  • That gains you make in your ‘real life’ are more substantial and produce more change.

  • That by dealing with today’s issues today you get the best way to understand what’s really going on with you.

  • That you will develop new skills and learning on-site in your real life.

  • That the ‘difficulties’ you face are often the best teachers you have in your life.

  • That for most people residential treatment is not needed.

You can’t do any of these things in a long stay residential rehab. Residential programs offer you ‘theoretical’ recovery.  Not only is it not your ‘real life’, but the whole idea is to remove you from your real life. You can’t deal with your days issues because you are being protected from them by being in the rehab. You can’t develop these new skills in rehab, they must remain theoretical until you return home. The real question I want you to ask yourself is “Is there a good reason for me being here”? There are, of course some good reasons for choosing an addiction treatment program that involves residential treatment. One of the main reasons is that the home, work or social environment is too difficult or is overwhelming in some way. I doubt if this is the case for you.

An Addiction Treatment Program that works!

My approach is an ‘alternative to rehab’ and offers a comprehensive and proven effective method. Don’t give up months of your life being somewhere that you do not need to be! I will support you at home, at work and at play! No one even needs to know that you are in treatment!

For more details ring me on 07764996223 and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Thanks for taking the time to read this

Improve your relationship with things

You may not have thought about things this way but you could be said to have a relationship with everything, not just people! If you are addicted to cocaine, think about your relationship with it as something that started, developed, and can change. 

It is useful to think of inanimate relationships as appropriate or inappropriate. When you keep asking your neighbour for things, it might be okay for a while, but if you keep doing it they will eventually get tired of it. If you keep asking alcohol or drugs to help you avoid your responsibilities and needs, this is the basis of an inappropriate relationship and will not end well.

If you want to know more about how this amazing apprach works, drop me a line.

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