Travessa Fonte 91 4500-553
Anta ESPINHO Portugal
Email : | Telefone : 227321529

Travessa Fonte 91 4500-553
Anta ESPINHO Portugal
Email : | Telefone : 227321529




The methodology used is based on the recognized American treatment model, the Minnesota Model. This Model is by far the most widely used treatment model and offers the best results, although in Portugal it is not yet widespread. The Minnesota Model combines the Medical Model (as it advocates the concept of a disease with no cure but with recovery, also advocated by the WHO), the Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step Recovery Program Philosophy that proves it is possible to recover always and when adhering to the program's proposals, along with the latest medical, psychological and psychiatric advances. The problem is thus understood as a Primary, Chronic, Progressive and Fatal Disease that affects the individual in physical, emotional, psychological, existential and social terms, so the treatment is individualized and based on a bio-psycho-social and spiritual approach. , which deals with the problem in all its dimensions and which supports the individual throughout his life. It is an integral and multidisciplinary approach, markedly humanistic, oriented towards two long-term goals: abstinence from all types of drugs and obtaining a quality life with physical, psychological and emotional health.




Treatment in SAE is thought to be intensive and short-lived so it can produce rapid changes in people's lives. The treatment can be summarized in terms of a sequential dynamic process or as a three-phase systemic program, in which all phases are interrelated:


1.Accept powerlessness in the face of the problem;
This is the first goal of treatment, when you achieve the client's stabilization and have completed the process of psychological and psychiatric evaluation, you will need to help him admit and accept that he is powerless in relation to substances that alter his mood and state of consciousness. In this stage we help the patient into recognizing and accepting the fact that he has lost control over his life because of his addiction to alcohol or drugs.


2.Recognize the need for change;
Here we help the patient to recognize that it is essential and vital to change his behavior for survival. You have to convey and make him believe that he has the ability to make these changes. Another important aspect is to help the patient realize that the structure of the treatment program, the basic routine to be carried out, is a vehicle for subsequently achieving the necessary changes. In the period of treatment they learn and train a series of skills that when put into practice allow them to maintain their recovery. Patients are also introduced into the AA and NA self-help groups as an essential tool to perform the work that their recovery requires.


3.Plan to act;
The third goal of treatment is to help the patient to take action, make decisions, and change the behaviors, attitudes, and defects he needs to change. It is to support the patient so that he can begin to visualize what he will need to and can redesign a life project based on a change to a more healthy and satisfactory lifestyle.

SAE does not believe that relapse is part of recovery. What we believe is that relapse is the result of what has not been addressed or has been neglected by the patient, which has created the obstacle to moving forward in a life of abstinence and recovery. Our Relapse Program is for individuals who have relapsed after maintaining some period of recovery from their addiction. We offer a specialized process, guided by trained professionals to enable discovery of what contributed to the relapse, as well as specific obstacles to the patient's recovery are identified and underlying issues contributing to the relapse process are examined and resolved. In addition, the relapse program helps them identify the warning signs of relapse and learn specific skills that will help you avoid further relapse. Before discharge, an individualized relapse prevention plan is designed to further strengthen the patient's recovery plan.


For SAE this is one of the most important steps in the recovery process. Technically, ongoing care begins after the patient completes a treatment program and is ready to be reintegrated into society. The goal of aftercares is not just to prevent a relapse, but to keep the patient involved in recovery while transitioning from treatment to real life. When facing the challenges of a sober life, aftercare can help you in the following ways:


• Help make healthy choices about your lifestyle, activities, and relationships;
• Strengthen the skills you have learned to cope with stress and strong emotions;
• Teach you to identify your own triggers and avoid a relapse;
• Teach prevention of possible harm or consequences of maladaptive behaviors;
• Give you access to individuals and support groups that can assist you in the recovery process.



Treatment in the SAE also comprises a family program that is structured as a weekly experience that is educational and experiential. The family receives the same information as the patient, in addition the family member is helped to prepare to receive the patient back; to get your life no longer revolve around the patient and how you can let go of the problem, but not the person. Another objective of this program is to help the family understand the concept of family illness and let the patient solve their problems while others begin to live their own life. The Family Program is specific and can include all or just a few members, depending on the family's needs.

The Family Program takes place simultaneously with the treatment of the dependent. The family program includes:


• Opportunities to visit;
• Intensive family programs on days to be determined by the team;
• Phone updates for family members;
• Family therapy sessions (if clinically appropriate);
• Two family conferences


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