Therapy 300 is a face to face service, you will receive a tailored assessment and recovery support plan, ongoing support from specialist practitioners, access to counselling and group therapy. We also offer advocacy service with Therapy 300, liaising on your behalf with your GP and health services. This service is available for people who can attend Gloucester House at Southmead Hospital.
What to expect at Therapy 300?
You will receive an evaluation and assessment to know where you are with your medication, each benzodiazepine medication has a specific half-life that influences the length of time it takes for the drug to leave the bloodstream. Individuals taking benzos for several months or more, and in high doses are likely to experience more withdrawal symptoms that last longer than those taking smaller doses for a shorter length of time. We will provide the best recovery plan that will suit your needs on tapering off your medication safely.
Through your therapy you will discover coping techniques that will help to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. We will support you with rebound anxiety, it is common for people who take anti-anxiety medications to experience rebound anxiety when they stop taking the drugs. Through our counselling we will address those who struggle with anxiety who may have had experienced trauma in their history. Whether a single traumatic event that may have occurred in childhood, maybe losing a love one, or if a person was a victim or witness to ongoing abuse, the experience may have contributed to the development of anxiety as well as the benzodiazepine dependence and therefore must be thoroughly explored and addressed in therapy.
You will be able to engage and learn from the experiences of others, sharing one’s own experience and challenges, getting support during therapy, and offering support in return are just a few of the benefits that can develop from a strong group in therapy. Being in treatment with others can provide the connection necessary to build positive relationships with others who are similarly working to stay healthy.
You will enjoy presentations and talks from other organisations that may be able to assist you with your health and wellbeing.
Family members and friends can play a critical role in helping you in recovery to stay committed to therapy and learn how to navigate the ups and downs that come with tapering off your medication. We welcome the support of family and friends and offer educational talks that help them understand the nature of your addiction and withdrawal.
You will learn healthy coping mechanisms to manage your moods, stress and boredom, plus to recognise those emotional triggers and how to create an actionable plan to manage them.
You will be invited to the 360 Club, when you no longer need Therapy 300. The club is there just in case you may feel that you could slip in to old habits. A fresh start is taking an active role in your recovery and to stay connected with positive peers especially with those who truly understand your journey.
Call now and talk to our friendly team on 0117 9663629
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