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No, we do not offer Medical Detox. Medical Detox must be conducted in a medically supervised environment, with a supervising doctor to mitigate risk to the client. We would be happy to refer you to a suitable facility for you to complete your detox, before joining us at Cherrywood House.
No. We remain at all times respectful and accepting of our clients’ religious backgrounds, however, we do not espouse religion in any way, shape or form as an element of our treatment modality.
Yes, we encourage our clients to stay in touch with their families and loved ones during down time and will accommodate your need to attend remotely to responsibilities in the outside world.
The 12 Step programme may be used as an entirely complimentary modality to our programme if you so wish. We believe that there is no one “right way” to recover and we all have individual needs and tools that work for us. Each of us has a distinct path to walk and your recovery or process looks just like that - your recovery or process.
Everyone is terrified of trying and failing - we've been conditioned to believe that failure is something to be avoided at all costs, and proof of our inability to accomplish goals. The only real failure is not trying something in the first place, or giving up after a few failed attempts. Those that are successful - at anything - are the ones who dare to try despite their fear, and the ones who stand up after they fall. Success is built through failure - not through avoidance of risk of failure.
Yes. We’ll approach these things on three different levels. First, by giving you practices, tips, and tools to incorporate into your life so that you naturally reduce stress and anxiety and don’t need to escape/won’t hit a place of craving. Second, by giving you a toolkit so that when cravings/temptations do strike, you have healthy coping mechanisms to turn to (and also by helping you become a great witness of your own behavior so you know how to manage it). Third, by providing you an understanding of WHY these things happen - education is KEY to learning how to manage behaviors.
No one does. Ever. All you have to do is try. All you have to do is start. And then all you have to do is keep trying. That's it. That is how we do impossible things we think we can't do. Everyone is terrified of trying and failing - we’ve been conditioned to believe that failure is something to be avoided at all costs, and proof of our inability to accomplish goals. The only real failure is not trying something in the first place, or giving up after a few failed attempts. Those that are successful—at anything —are the ones who dare to try despite their fear, and the ones who stand up after the fall. Success is built through failure—not through avoidance of risk of failure.
We can support you in your recovery from: • Narcotic Addiction (Heroin, Cat, Tik, Ketamine, Marijuana, GHB, Speed/ Methamphetamine, Cocaine) • Alcohol Addiction • Process Addictions (Sex, Gambling, Compulsive Behaviours) • Prescription Medication Abuse
We set this environment up to allow for just this. You are free to stand around the edges and watch other people, and then jump in when and if the time feels right. We will share this - groups of people in recovery or sobriety houses and workshops are not your typical "group environments" and the conversations that are had are FAR more interesting than the ones you might encounter at, say, a business development course. There is a level of honesty, humility, and vulnerability that you often don't get a chance to witness or be part of.