Treatment

As a rehabilitation facility run by fulltime and experienced medical practitioners, Fountain of Hope Addiction Treatment Centre (FOHTC), takes a holistic approach to the treatment of the individual suffering from alcohol, drug and other forms of addictions. This includes comprehensive medical treatment in case the patient has pre-existing medical conditions, or when patients have suffered injuries during fights, falling on objects, or show signs of dehydration and malnourishment. Each patient has a personalised treatment regime based on a number of factors, including the kind of substances that he or she has been abusing, duration of addiction, and personal treatment preferences. This notwithstanding, our residential programme includes teh following elements:

Detoxification and Medically Managed Withdrawal

This involves helping the patient's body to clear itself of the harmful substances such as drugs and alcohol. Due to the acute and potentially dangerous physiological effects that result from stopping drug use, we use specialised medication to help the patient manage the effects of the withdrawal. This process is administered by our medical professionals and is key in sobering up the patient and preparing him or her for other kinds of treatment.

Individualized Counseling

This type of counselling focuses on reducing and eventually stopping the use of illicit drugs or alcohol. It also addresses issues related to impaired functioning — such as career growth, family and social relations, as well as key aspects of the patient's journey to full recovery. Through its emphasis on attainment of set behavioural goals, individualized counselling helps the patient develop coping strategies and tools to abstain from drug use and maintain abstinence. The addiction counsellor encourages 12-step participation and makes referrals for needed supplemental services such as psychiatric care.

Group Counseling

Our group therapy capitalises on the social reinforcement offered by peer discussions to help individuals to promote drug-free lifestyles. Research has shown that when group therapy either is offered in conjunction with individualized counselling, positive outcomes are achieved.

Naltrexone Implant

This is an optional treatment whose use is usually discussed between the patient, the family and our medical professionals. Naltrexone is a very effective prescription medicine that is designed to inhibit cravings associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Since its initial approval for use in the United States over 30 years ago, medical professionals across the world have used this amazing tool to help thousands of people fight their addictions.

The Naltrexone implant slowly releases the medication into the body for between 2 - 6 months. Within a short time after the procedure, Naltrexone begins to block receptors in the brain responsible for cravings associated with alcohol and opioid usage. This effectively helps reduce a person’s physical desires to continue using these substances and therefore improves the effectiveness and maintenance of the addiction recovery process. 

Residential (In-patient) Treatment

Our residential treatment programme provides care for 24 hours a day in a Christian-based therapeutic community setup. The duration of stay is usually dependent on the severity of addiction and the patient's response to treatment. However, for most patients, the rehabilitation period lasts 90 days (3 months).

Besides offering medical treatment to the patients, the residential care also focuses on "re-socialising" the individual into a normal productive life. The approach is based on the understanding of addiction as shortcomings in an individual’s social and psychological approach to life, and so treatment focuses on developing personal accountability and responsibility as well as socially productive lifestyles.

Our residential treatment programme is highly structured, with activities designed to help the patients to examine damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and destructive patterns of behaviour and adopt new, more harmonious and constructive ways to interact with others. Besides helping the patients to appreciate the value of their professional skills (some of our patients are highly learned and experienced professionals), we also assist the patients to rediscover their passions and talents, including arts, music, and sports.

After completion of the residential treatment programme, we encourage the patients to remain engaged in outpatient treatment programs or mutual support groups near their homes, such as Alcoholic Anonymous. These programs help to reduce the risk of relapse once a patient leaves the residential setting.

Family Day

We usually hold a Family Day once every month during which the patients can interact with their family members and discuss their progress with treatment. It has been proven that such family visits are key in reassuring the patients of their families' support through the recovery process. This is more so considering the fact that some patients might have perceived their being put on rehabilitation as a form of punishment for their anti-social lifestyles. Family days are also important forums through which family members learn how they could support their patient's recovery after the residential treatment at our centre. 

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