Online Aftercare Support and Relapse Prevention
The key to success for mental health and addiction treatment lies not just in the effectiveness of your primary treatment programme but also in the ongoing care and support that are available post-treatment. The Dawn offers structured online aftercare support to provide you with the guidance you need to overcome your obstacles.
Our aftercare programme is designed to support clients as they integrate back into their normal lives, or for as long as they need. Since our clients come from different parts of the world we offer free weekly group counselling sessions at convenient times in the different time zones – namely USA, UK and Europe, Australia, and Asia. We also offer individual counselling sessions, for a fee, for alumni who prefer one-on-one time. Both of these options utilise video technology for virtual face-to-face interaction.
At The Dawn, we aim for long-term recovery and success
Our group counselling sessions contain a maximum of eight participants with all persons being able to converse and interact with each other. A session lasts 90 minutes and is facilitated by a counsellor who checks up on each client’s progress and provides answers to questions that they may have as they settle back into their home environment. The Dawn values group therapy as a key mechanism to solidifying the progress that clients have made and to keeping them on the right track to living a healthy and happy existence.
Group counselling is available at designated times during the week to cater to the different time zones in which our clients reside. While our group counselling sessions are offered free of charge, they are restricted to former clients of The Dawn only.
Individual counselling is available to clients who may not feel comfortable participating in group therapy. Individual counselling is also appropriate for those who require a little extra support or are unable to join group counselling due to scheduling issues. Our individual sessions can be organised any day of the week and are subject to an additional charge.
Both of our ongoing aftercare support options ensure that your treatment and support do not cease the moment you leave The Dawn. Our counsellors remain committed to your personal growth and to providing you the support you require, wherever in the world you may be. Not only will you have the support of our trained staff, but our video conferencing will allow you to have a session in an informal and supportive structure.
Why Choose The Dawn?
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Combating mental illness and addiction is a process that requires work, support and guidance over a long period of time. To achieve this goal, throughout your treatment our dedicated staff will help you identify coping mechanisms and manage the triggers that will inevitably come your way. By understanding the elements that contribute to your condition or exacerbate it, you will be well equipped to overcome these hurdles as they arise.
At The Dawn, we help you develop your own relapse prevention plan, specifically designed around your personal situation. Not only will it provide a strong foundation for your long-term recovery, but you will also learn to practice mindfulness and create routines for a healthy lifestyle.
The main treatments utilised during a stay at The Dawn are designed to provide opportunities for clients to better understand and identify their warning signs, stressors and triggers, empowering them to intervene early and maintain their recovery.
Alumni Community and Peer Support
Once our clients complete their programme, they become part of our Alumni Community. Many of them volunteer to work closely alongside our current staff and other counselling specialists to provide peer support for new clients. This group of dedicated and passionate individuals is committed to supporting others on their own journeys to healthy and happy lives. Our Alumni Community and Peer Support Groups will often organise events, host regular meetings and provide additional support mechanisms to help others overcome their addictions in a fully supportive environment.
As a holistic drug and alcohol treatment centre, The Dawn places a strong emphasis on positive thinking and mindfulness. Through a mixture of meditation, introspection and mindfulness, clients will train their brains to produce positive thoughts creating a sense of determination and a higher sense of self-awareness.
Managing addiction is a long-term process and requires a holistic approach grounded in counselling therapy, positive self-development and ongoing care. Following a stay at our centre, most of our clients will return home to familiar environments and challenges. In order to mitigate the risks of a relapse occurring, The Dawn will provide every client with an individualised relapse prevention plan. This plan will be used as a guidebook for self-care and to ensure that our clients have every chance of maintaining successful and happy lives well into the future.