Canopy of Hope addiction &Dignified Recovery Path

Drug addiction is a complex disease. It is a chronic, relapsing brain disease and involves a combination of ecological, physiological and historical factors. It is not voluntary behaviour and is often fatal illness.

At Canopy of hope, we focus on offering dignified recovery and healing of addiction through drug screening counselling sessions and interactive activities to help you heal and prevent relapse.

The canopy of Hope Treatment and rehabilitation centres is affordable for the majority of Kenyans. We operate under National Standards by NACADA treatment and counselling.

The addiction treatment at the canopy of hope spreads over a duration of 90 days. The first 30 days our patients undergo the orientation, self-awareness, psycho-education, and spiritual steps to lay the foundation towards recovery.

After that, the patient undergoes 30- 60 days of self-concept, personal inventory, psycho-education science of addiction and life skills. This encompasses a variety of approaches which may include psychoeducation, group therapy, family therapy, specific behaviour therapies to prevent relapse, involvement with a self-help group, residence in a therapeutic community or halfway house, vocational and survival skills training. There is an expectation of social reintegration into the wider community.

On discharge, it entails structured 3 months aftercare and individual sessions. It involves a broad range of community-based service supports designed to maintain benefits when structured treatment has been completed. It may involve a continuation of individual or group counseling and other supports like self -help groups.

Alcohol Abuse Vs. Dependence

Some people frequently abuse alcohol without developing a physical or psychological dependence to it; however, they too can benefit from treatment for alcoholism recovery. Binge drinkers, for example, may be fine with going for weeks or even months without a drop of alcohol, but when they do drink, they have trouble stopping themselves from consuming far too much. This type of abuse can have many consequences, including health, social, and legal problems.

A dependence on alcohol is somewhat different. People with alcoholism have intense cravings for it, and this can cloud their thinking in everyday situations. They may be unable to focus at their jobs or in school. They might also experience physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when they go without alcohol. These symptoms can include shakiness, anxiety, and cold sweats. The combination of cravings and withdrawal often leads chronic alcoholics to drink at inappropriate times and places, such as first thing in the morning or before work.

People who are addicted to alcohol require large amounts of it to feel drunk, as their tolerance to it increases because of frequent use. They typically have trouble controlling their intake, too. “Just one more” often leads to several more. Alcoholics with limited funds may choose to pay for beer or liquor rather than electricity, food, or rent.

If you or someone you know might need help with alcohol abuse or dependence, please call us to explore treatment options and discuss alcohol addiction recovery.

The physical aspects of substance abuse dependency improve after detox. But psychological addiction, temptation, and craving can last for decades, or even a lifetime. The reality is, most people will relapse on their way to full recovery from substance abuse addiction.

Remaining on the path to recovery takes patience, loving relationships, and emotional resilience. People in substance abuse recovery need all the help they can get. Fortunately, tools and resources are available to help someone stay straight and to pick them up if they stumble. The canopy of hope addiction treatment centre works with people in such situations towards dignified recovery.

Stress and Prescription Drug Addiction

Understanding the innate connections between stress and substance addiction is essential to drug abuse recovery. Individual who experienced stress, such as child abuse, early in life are more likely to become addicted to drugs. Stressful mental health conditions like depression and anxiety also increase the risk of substance abuse. People with prescription drug addiction often say stress was a reason they began abusing pain pills.

Making the situation worse, prescription abuse addiction itself causes lasting changes in the parts of the brain that deal with stress. People with prescription addiction have a persistent overactive response to stress, even years after completing detox.

Stress is a major stimulus for drug craving, according to people with opioid addiction. Not surprisingly, life stress is one of the main reasons people give for relapsing into prescription drug abuse. For all these reasons, learning methods to better cope with stress are an essential part of drug abuse recovery.

Family, Friends, and Addiction Recovery

One of the primary causes of relapse in pain pill addiction is an inability to develop intimate relationships. It’s almost impossible to recover from prescription drug addiction alone.

Rebuilding close connections with family and friends are essential to successful drug abuse recovery. This often requires the addicted person to recognize and make amends for the damage caused by past behaviour.

At the same time, the addicted person’s family will be going through its own recovery process. Re-establishing trust and mutual respect can take months or even years. Nothing can replace the healing properties of time spent together with loved ones.