Follow a programme that is based on the premise that emotional hurt often lies at the root of addiction. Addiction is not only, as many people think, drinking too much or using drugs. It spans much wider and addiction includes much more.
The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term which means “to be enslaved”. It refers to a condition of being a slave to a specific habit. Anything you cannot stop doing, by simply using your will. An addiction is anything that controls or rules you. Amongst others it includes:
BE AN OUTPATIENT
… and continue with your life while recovering. You reside in the comfort of your home with support from your family and friends during your 6-week programme when you visit Auksano. The six week programme consists of: Group work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Intro-spective homework on Tuesdays, Thursdays and week-ends. Weekly individual counselling. Special activities tailored according to your individual needs. Your support persons are equipped with skills to assist you on your road to recovery.
MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE AFTER-CARE
The rehabilitation programme is only the start as the most difficult period is when you resume a “normal” life. The 6-week aftercare period is critical for avoidance of re-lapse and actual forms part of the rehabilitation programme.
"I have been to four different rehabilitation centres. Then I started with Auksano in their out-patient programme. For the first time I am overcoming my addiction. Thank you for what you have done for me."
Attend group sessions on:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Do introspective excercises which forms part of the programme at home for discussion the following evening in group session on:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Individual counselling sessions:
At least once per week as arranged with each individual client.
Sport, art, occupational sessions etc as required by each individual client.
Supporters of the addict – a parent or good friend:
Attend an individual group session on Mondays. Here they are schooled in how addiction works, what to expect and how to support the addict at home and in their everyday lives.
Total duration of programme:
Question: The perception is that outpatient programmes does not work as it is not “a proper rehabilitation programme”. Is this true and what makes your programme different?
“Our programme is a full programme and only excludes the residency part. It is intensive and has proven successes.”
Question: Is it not better to be taken out of your environment for rehabilitation?
“In certain circumstances this is necessary. However, when you are released you go back to your environment and will have to cope in it, as it is. Remember, your home surroundings/environment has not changed. With our out-patient programme, you learn how to deal with and function in your environment while undergoing rehabilitation.”
Question: Why is the programme six weeks. Many programmes are only three or four weeks?
“Six weeks is necessary to enable an inherent change in the adicts’ attitude, behaviour and general thinking regarding his/her addiction. That is why an aftercare programme is critical after shorter rehabilitation programmes.”