To create and maintain a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment whereby clients, their families and loved ones, affected by the trauma, dysfunction and despair of substance misuse can explore, recognize and rectify their issues, allowing long term recovery and freedom from active addiction.
ARC is committed to equality at all times and does not discriminate against age, race, gender or faith/belief.
The ARC residential programs were designed specifically to accommodate all client groups wishing to seek recovery from substance misuse.
Accommodating a client’s needs can be both a complex and expensive process when seeking the appropriate package for them. We have recognized the above difficulties that do take place on a frequent basis and thus have developed a program with the aim of reducing costs to a minimum.
Client care should never be compromised. The costs of placing a client in a residential setting can vary, however once a client who initially required detoxification has completed this phase of their care-plan, realistically the funding rate should revert to a residential care rate as the majority of clients no longer require that level of medical care; alas this is not always the case in the majority of the providers of treatment in residential settings.
Given the set-up and structure of the ARC programs, we are in a position to offer a comprehensive and cost effective service to clients
We do hope that the enclosed information explains our project and services in more detail, however should you require any further information, then please feel free to contact our admissions department on:
Office: +6653044145 or
The first part of any drug abuse treatment program is detoxification. The body must be helped to become free of dependency. Depending on the drug, this is either achieved through successively lower tightly controlled doses of the drug or complete abstinence (going “cold turkey”).
During the detox period, the body removes the drug from the bloodstream and becomes less physically dependent on it. The length of time for complete detox varies, patients are carefully monitored and every effort is made to make the detox period as comfortable as possible.
It is important to note that detoxing from the drug is only the first portion of treatment.
During the second stage of treatment, patients receive dedicated therapy to help them to understand and resolve the emotion roots of addiction.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used alongside conventional psychotherapy and participation in the 12 step recovery program.
Addiction usually follows an emotional basis. In order to minimise the chance of a patient experiencing relapse, it is essential to educate emotionally and to learn new strategies to overcoming life challenges.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps the patient to deal with stress in a healthy manner and keep his or her addiction under control. The psychotherapy portion of treatment often carries over to the outpatient phase following the end of a period of inpatient rehabilitation.
The process of recovering from a drug addiction continues long after a stay in a rehab centre. The recovering addict must reintegrate into their lives and society armed with the tools that they need to overcome temptation and remain sober.
The brain must learn new patterns of behaving and reacting to emotionally stressful events and it is during this period of reintegration that the recovering addict will have to opportunity to experience for themselves the progress (or lack there of) that they have made.
Ongoing therapy and support is required to help the patient feels supported to continue to choose the path of sobriety. Individual counselling sessions and and participation in support groups like the 12 step program is advised. Patients are also encouraged to develop constructive hobbies and to find meaningful roles within the greater community. Finding a higher sense of life purpose has helped many people to remain sober and fully rehabilitate their lives.
Ongoing counselling sessions will take place once or twice a week. Patients are assigned dedicated support therapists who they develop in relationship with over the course of successful treatment. Counselling helps to alleviate stress and to provide a safe platform to explore emotions in an honest and real way, without needing to turn to drugs to suppress them.
Alcohol/ Drug Awareness And Education Program
Our aim is to demonstrate and educate in practical, re-usable terms how one can move from a life where little seems of value, to one being both substance free and content.
ARC refers to our conviction that any form of addiction can be potentially “life threatening”, recovery is dependent upon a period of re-education, usually more beneficial if the client is initially removed from their usual environment.
Willingness to make personal changes in attitudes and life style is fundamental.
We are able to provide and offer the recovery experience of, not only the physical cycle of addiction and its offensive behaviour, but also the resultant emotional dysfunction to which many families of alcoholics and substance misusers find themselves.
ARC the company is run by staff with over 40 years of professional counselling experience in residential and day care settings.
We have the knowledge, understanding and empathy so necessary in establishing relationships with clients who have either reached a rock bottom in their lives, or who are being released from institutions and require direction, education and motivation.
All therapeutic staff employed by ARC has experience in our methods and practise of the complexities relating to substance misuse, offending behaviour and relapse.
Philosophy Of Program
We believe that everyone deserves the right to receive the best available help, and we at ARC will ensure that, at all times, either the client or family member will receive a professional, realistic, committed and individual approach to all aspects of the recovery process at a realistic and cost effective fee structure.
The aim being one of total abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals, dealing with the various aspects of addiction, including emotional and spiritual aspects, budgeting, career development and/or re-education, accommodation and relapse prevention.
- Lower Fee Structure
- Group Therapy/1:1 counselling Sessions
- Family/Specialist Counselling service
- Aftercare service
- Visa services
- 24 hr staff support
- An exit plan with local support contacts on completion
Target Client Group
Any person aged 18 years or above, who has a history of substance abuse whether historical or current.
Evidence based statistics acknowledge that people with substance abuse problems, who seek help, away from their own community increase their chances of finding and maintaining long-term recovery.
Some Clients arrive with a long history of alcohol/substance abuse, often with little or no permanent base.
Many come from difficult, and sometimes traumatic domestic situations, and at the conclusion of the primary programme they are either unable to return home or are indeed homeless.
Such Clients may be offered an extended/ follow up placement to enable them to gradually reintegrate into society.
Clients are assisted with life and social skills, and relaxation and stress management techniques, and are given ample opportunity to demonstrate and take responsibility for their own lives.
As well as group therapy, and 1:1 counselling sessions, clients will be encouraged to attend Self Help Groups.
Target Client Group
Before completing the program at ARC, every client will have a through care package prepared.
This will normally include:
- Weekly group therapy sessions
- Continuation of 1:1 counselling sessions as required.
- Access to medical and legal (if required).
- Our advice centre service covering issues such as work placements, college prospectus, family/legal related problems etc.
- Uses of office facilities to compose C.V.s attend to outstanding/ongoing correspondence.
- On-going review of care plans and reappraisal of goals.
ARC has its own safe and secure accommodation (see gallery) with 24 hour support.
Recovery of the whole person
Our programme reflects the fact that regardless of complicating physical or psychological factors, addiction is a primary illness, and that illness portrays itself in not only one’s inability to control the use of alcohol and drugs, but by a delusional state, in which sufferers are unable to recognise their dependence.
The programme seeks to break through this delusion/denial, and to re-equate the client not only with reality, but also the need for positive behaviour changes so that they may establish a responsible lifestyle.