Short Term Residential Programs

Duration: 8 weeks inpatient followed by outpatient cognitive behavioral program

The program is intended to help men and women over 18 y.o. who:

  • Want to have their lives back on tracks,
  • Are in search of efficient means to break with their addiction patterns
  • Think they are not able to renew family ties by themselves or feel unable to have a satisfying and productive social life anymore
  • Are able to live within a community while respecting house rules
  • Have no records or background of violence or severe behavior troubles, or psychotic disorders.
  • Are medically stable, and detoxified

* The cognitive behavioral program will be utilized to reinforce what's has been learned during residential stay.

Eligibility criteria for the program:

  • Being required to a short program because of a professional or family obligation
  • Do not need a preparation for reintegration
  • Commit to an outpatient follow-up at the end of Dianova's residential program, with Dianova or with another organization

The residential stay

  • Provides a secure, drug and alcohol free environment
  • Provides a healthier lifestyle (sleep, food, etc.)
  • Responds to some individuals' isolation
  • Permits to renew with positive and productive relationships
  • To consider one's life and prepare the future

The elements of the residential stay are

  • Personal Developement workshops,
  • Individual follow up
  • Group life

23 personal development workshops are provided once or twice a week, utilizing a variety of techniques stemming from the cognitive behaviora approach, with an emphasis on relapse prevention sessions. The workshops address in particular the following areas:

Information on the addictions and the recovery process

  • Managing emotions and feelings
  • Preventing relapse
  • Using the basic skills of daily life

Individual follow up: In the first days after admission, the drug counselor will design an individual intervention program with the person concerned and adapted to his/her needs and objectives. Every individual interview will permit to revise the plan which is considered as a progressive, personal instrument.

Group life: while establishing satisfying relationships with his/her peers, the individual is likely to improve the perception of him/helself and to learn to better manage his/her feelings and needs:

  • Commitment in the center's responsibilities and daily activities,
  • Learning of alternative leisure activities (arts, music)
  • Establishment of new, significant relationships
  • Help to renew family ties, etc.