Clinically Integrated, Individualised Care
The goal of treatment at Cape Secondary Care is lifelong recovery for each of our clients. Our abstinence-based approach incorporates integrated clinical disciplines with individualized planning and care.
Our interdisciplinary care team consists of addiction counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists, physicians, family specialists, nutritionists, and wellness specialists who collaborate in developing and administering individually tailored treatment plans. For many CSC clients, addiction treatment also involves clinical care for co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety disorders.
CSC’s nurturing and respectful environment provides the optimal setting for clients and families to focus on making physical, emotional, mental and spiritual changes that build lifelong recovery.
Our model of care is defined by individualized treatment planning, clinical integration, respect for the dignity of each client, and open, comfortable surroundings.
The Client’s Treatment Plan
Addiction treatment at CSC begins with a comprehensive, individualized plan developed by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who meet regularly to review and modify each client’s plan as needed.
The client’s treatment plan is influenced by a variety of factors. Recommended levels and types of care are based on the addictive substance, family history, existence of co-occurring illnesses, gender, physical health, stability of home and work environments, and many other variables.
Tailoring treatment in this way ensures each client the most effective approaches and the best opportunity for recovery.
CSC clients learn about their disease and the process of recovery through individual counselling and group sessions facilitated by an addictions counsellor or psychologist.
The addiction counsellor guides each client through the treatment experience, and may deal with specific issues such as anger, assertiveness, disordered eating, gender, grief, trauma, gambling, sexual compulsivity, and other potential obstacles to lifelong recovery are also addressed.
Key elements of our holistic programme include:
- Schema therapy based addiction interventions
- Therapeutic groups
- Individual counseling
- Step work and focus groups
- Role play and psychodynamic groups
- Life skills groups
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (adapted for addicted populations)
- Spirituality including meditation and mindfulness
- Basic nutritional guidance and addiction specific supplements to aid in physiological healing
- Attendance of 12 Step Fellowship Meetings
- Creative Expression
- Volunteer work
- Relapse Prevention Groups and Discharge Planning
- Structured telephonic and email aftercare programme for those who are not based in Cape Town.
The daily experience at Cape Secondary Care
Daily treatment activities are carefully planned to help the client understand what it means, and what it takes to get recovery from addiction. The client’s daily schedule is structured to include intensive therapy and education while still having time for personal reflection and relaxation.
Various activities are encouraged that take advantage of Cape Town’s natural and bountiful resources. Our clients not only gain a new appreciation of life, but increase their confidence and their belief in their abilities to live a life free from addictions and co-occurring disorders.
BEGIN YOUR STORY OF RECOVERY AT CAPE SECONDARY CARE