Our substance misuse practitioners and therapy team are professionals with specialised training and integrated skills that may help in a variety of ways. For example:
- Addressing the addiction as well as any underlying issues or co-occurring disorders that are impacting on daily life. Our therapists are trained to assist in the identification of any other mental health problems that may be acting as a barrier to recovery.
- Use a variety of approaches to help us focus on changing our behaviours. It can be overwhelming thinking of how to approach changing an addictive behaviour, the therapy team can help support your steps to recovery in a caring and understanding way.
- Help us address problems that have arisen as a result of substance misuse, assisting to restore broken relationships and help to address issues around trust that may have fractured friends and family, as well as breaking free from old relationships that do not serve us positively moving forward.
Our therapy team use a variety of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness that helps patients to examine patterns of thinking that are unhelpful or even destructive. We provide self-help strategies that may help to identify and recognise clues and warning signs that may trigger a relapse. This allows us to learn healthier coping techniques and recognise thoughts that may trigger cravings and relapse.
At The New Life Centre we inspire motivation and provide positive interventions to support navigating our own recovery. Addiction is complex but can be treated. Therapy is an integral part of effective rehabilitation and recovery.
Our highly skilled and empathic practitioners will help us gain control of emotions, change behaviours and actions that can result in a happier, healthier life.
It is never too late to begin the journey to recovery.