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about ark house

 

Ark House is a residential Treatment Centre for Alcohol and Drug dependant clients

Ark House Treatment Centre has been in operation for 21 years. During this period of time it has been and remains one of our primary therapeutic goals to meet the individual’s needs in recovery.

As integrative psychotherapists we offer and draw on a cross section of therapeutic approaches. We use our knowledge of R.E.B.T., C.B.T., 12 steps, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic; Person centered therapy as well as other models developed specifically for the treatment of addiction.

We provide a safe environment with high levels of support for people to work with any presenting issues that contribute or underpin their problems in addiction. We feel that this early stage in recovery is crucial in creating a strong foundation for freedom from dependence and to allow a person to maintain and grow in recovery.

Ark house treatment centre has been in operation for 17 years. During this period of time it has been and remains one of our primary therapeutic goals to meet the individual’s needs in recovery.

As integrative psychotherapists we offer and draw on a cross section of therapeutic approaches. We use our knowledge of R.E.B.T., C.B.T., 12 steps, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic; Person centered therapy as well as other models developed specifically for the treatment of addiction.

We provide a safe environment with high levels of support for people to work with any presenting issues that contribute or underpin their problems in addiction. We feel that this early stage in recovery is crucial in creating a strong foundation for freedom from dependence and to allow a person to maintain and grow in recovery.

 

Ark House does not discriminate (Diversity Statement)

To discriminate is to treat a person more or less favorably on the basis of colour, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, culture, gender, marital, parental or property status, disability, age, sexuality, or other such category that is irrelevant to the individual’s right to receive fair and equal treatment. Ark House has a policy not to discriminate in any way.

 

SERVICE USERS RIGHTS

Service users of Ark House are entitled to the following rights.

1. To send and receive sealed mail in uncensored condition. The service user could be asked to open parcels in front of staff.

2. To conduct private telephone calls (there are some limitations as to the time of day, length of conversation, and whether it is an emergency).

3. To exercise all civil rights, including the right to dispose of property, execute instruments, make purchases, enter into contracts and vote except where the service user is not legally entitled to do so.

4. To have records kept confidential and to have access to any such records upon request to the counsellor.

5. In the event that information is needed by another agency in order to provide services for a service user, no such information will be released without service user’s permission as evidenced by the Release of Information Form. No attempt will be made to influence the service user to give consent if he/she is reluctant to do so.

6. The service user will be informed in advance of visitations by officials and persons from other agencies. These visits are usually announced in advance and a notice to this effect will be posted on the notice board.

7. As a service user of this facility, you have the right to privacy and confidentiality and you may excuse yourself from the premises during the duration of the visitation. This right also applies to any other scheduled visitation, which may occur during your stay at this facility.

8. Ark House will store an individual’s belongings (at their request only) up to three months from them leaving treatment either as a planned or unplanned discharge. Ark House will not accept any responsibility for belongings during this period. Please note that it is not uncommon for an individual to accumulate belongings whilst resident with us. Please note it is your responsibility to remove these items at some point.

9. Ark House reserves the right the search a person’s belongings at any time, this is purely to ensure that the establishment remains dry and drug free.

our staff

Accommodation

Primary Care

• Accommodation
• Full board
• Individual dietary needs
• 24/7 Care
• Morning lectures
• Afternoon groups
• 1/1 counselling
(As much as required)
• Video and audiotapes
• Overseeing of therapeutic duties
• Recreational activities
• Transport to and from AA/NA meetings
• Assistance with outside issues
• Transport and booking for dentist and doctor.
• Debt Counselling
• Help with benefits

 

Extended Living

• Accommodation
• Full board.
• Morning groups structured around coping/relapse prevention.
• 1/1 counseling on specific needs
• Afternoons dedicated to looking at outside issues including, college courses, housing, life skills, I T training cookery etc
• Voluntary work and looking to future job seeking
• Activities and outside AA/NA meetings encouraged and helped with.
• Support in establishing a social life
• Local Gyms and swimming pools available for therapeutic exercise.
• Referral through to volunteer services
• Re-housing options
• Help with Training & Further Education

 

Aftercare

• Full aftercare service weekly
• Contact with counselor after treatment.
• 24 hour telephone support
• Internet services, chat and email
• Daycare for service users relocating to Scarborough
• Dry Houses available for relocation

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