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TREATMENT METHODS

The most personalised treatment in Asia

One size does not fit all

At Miracles Asia we recognise that each client has their own unique needs and goals. Because no single therapeutic model has been proven to meet the needs of all addicted persons, we believe that by offering a selection of appropriate, evidence-based therapy modalities, the client together with their treatment team can determine the skills and approaches that most resonate with them.

This varied and dynamic approach to treatment ensures that we are prepared to offer the level and type of treatment that each resident needs to achieve his or her goals – not only in the residential phase of treatment, but also after he or she has successfully completed treatment at Miracles Asia.

Daily contact with an individual therapist

Clients receive daily contact with their primary counsellor. This is in stark contrast to other treatment centres where clients are seen on average every 7-10 days. Intensive individual sessions occur five times per week and allow for ample time to explore inner issues, connect, and to feel safe and supported.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and non-adversarial. The approach attempts to increase the client’s awareness of the potential problems caused, consequences experienced, and risks faced as a result of the behaviour in question. Alternatively, or in addition, therapists may help guests envision a better future, and become increasingly motivated to achieve sobriety and inner peace.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

A major component of CBT is that thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are connected and influence each other. For example, feelings are impacted by your thoughts and behaviours, and your feelings also impact your thoughts and behaviours. This notion empowers the client to improve the unwanted facet (feeling, thought, behaviour) by addressing the other two components. Because substance abuser behaviour patterns start long before consumption and normally in an early thinking stage, CBT is hugely helpful in treatment and recovery.

12-step therapy

Twelve-step based therapy is an active engagement strategy designed to increase the likelihood of a substance abuser becoming affiliated with and actively involved in 12-step self-help groups, thereby promoting abstinence.

Three key ideas predominate:

  • Acceptance – the realisation that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease over which one has no control, that life has become unmanageable because of drugs, that willpower alone is insufficient to overcome the problem, and that abstinence is the only alternative.

  • Surrender – giving oneself over to a higher power (this means something different for everyone), accepting the fellowship and support structure of others in recovery, and following the recovery activities laid out by the 12-step program.

  • Active involvement in 12-step meetings and related activities – the longest recognised and one of the most effective models across different levels of treatment.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. One can develop this acute awareness through the practice of meditation as well as through other specific training models such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), or Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Mindfulness practice has been successfully used at Miracles Asia to reduce symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety, and of course in the treatment of addiction.