It’s widely accepted within both the treatment field and recovery community that you can’t “manufacture an epiphany”. If everyone could stop using drugs the first time they realised that they were causing harm, then they would.
That’s not the way that substance misuse and addiction work. Wanting to stop and being able to stop are two entirely different things.
We at Youth Interventions want to equip your young person to be able to stop taking the substances that are causing them harm, working with them to reduce poor mental health, increase self esteem, resilience and self efficacy. Very often, substance misuse is indicative of another emotional or mental health disorder.
IT IS OUR BELIEF, THAT IF WE WORK WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSING ADOLESCENTS, WE MAY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ADULTS WHO ARE INSTITUTIONALISED ….AND SAVE LIVES.
No matter which school of thought that you subscribe to, one universal fact remains, treating substance misusing adolescents and young people is complex and tricky! Therefore, the therapeutic alliance is a crucial component of the effectiveness of the treatment modality applied. Young people demand authenticity, and that is something that we at Youth Interventions can offer.
Let’s tell you about The One to One process:
- We devote time, care and attention to the assessment process and establish a Context of use – we understand that getting this right increases the likelihood of success in all subsequent interventions
- This context of use will then determine the treatment modality that will be applied to the young person’s intervention.
- Treatment will be person centred and unique to each individual young person.
- Treatment will always contain elements of Stages of Change, CBT to challenge faulty or “twisted thinking”, self esteem and resilience building tools.
- Relapse prevention and harm reduction (it is imperative that we cover every eventuality) will be covered in depth.
While we cannot guarantee that your young person will have had their “epiphany” by the time that treatment is over, evidence suggests that the concept of recovery grows from a seed into something very real. Within our testimonials it is shown that the coping strategies young people have learned may be adopted in later life.