treatment of addicts
7623 Pécs, Semmelweis u. 11.
7300 Komló, Bajcsy-Zs. u. 30.
Tel.: (36) 72/482-903
Fax: (36) 72/581-560
| "I use drugs, we'll recover…"
|The Leo Amici Foundation was established in 1991. Then at Komló
the Foundation's inpatient institute was opened for recovering alcohol
and drug addicts.
Our colleagues: doctor-psychiatrist, internist, social workers,
recovered addicts, and laic helpers
The institute is near to Komló, it is situated in a walleye rounded
by forests. There can be cured 15 persons at the same time.
|Therapies in the Institute of Leo Amici Foundation:
The warm atmosphere, full of love and care, supporting the ripening
of personality, the clearly defined boundaries and frames, the spiritual
values, the humility and the importance of dignity as the most important
characteristics of our institute can be felt by those who apply
for treatment to us.
|The themes of group therapy can be described as follows:
|- Stopping the controller behavour, humility, making personal
list, the indulgence, the redemption, trying new forms of behaviour
- how do I see myself, how do I see the others, how has the drug/alcohol
changed me, what did I loose having consumed the drug/alcohol, how
can I learn to express my feelings honestly.
|Theatre- and music therapy
common games, the singing and dancing connected with them, give
opportunity to express a lot of aggression, pain and joy, to overcome
blockages, to get through the obstacles blocking the self. The common
rehearsals and performances give a great amount of help especially
for those, who have a long history of life using drugs/alcohol,
therefore meet a lot of difficulties when trying to speak, to move,
to live in a community.
1994 Dr. George Baal - director of CRNS in France, expert of theatre
therapy, leader of ATRAAL Theatre (Paris) - have been giving us
a real professional help.
former clients - who used to use actively drugs/alcohol - being
on the way of recovery often play performances or music in the different
schools and cultural institute all around the country.
|Activities in work therapy:
||- Farming and work in the household
- work in the garden
- work in joinery-shop
- taking part in education
Group therapy for parents and relatives
rehabilitation work we must take into consideration the parents
and relatives a well. We organize regular weekend-therapies for
them. The addiction is always affects the families, so we treat
it in connection with the family-system. The aim of our work with
addicted people and his/her relatives is making them to gain a bigger
control over the patterns of addiction affecting their life. Our
institute with it familiar atmosphere in the conception of "hard
love" gives the opportunity of growing up again, accepting
more then before the paradoxes and necessities of life.
|Group therapy for preventing relapse
is the group-form of those recovered clients, who have finishes
the treatment successfully and left the institute. The constant
abstinence seems to be a result of maintaining the new attitude,
the new way of thinking; if the new patterns of behavior are supported,
the relapse; the old style of life and attitudes can be prevented.
The addicted people usually have the disposition to relapse. We
must pay as much attention on the prevention of relapse as the initial
stages of the therapy.
members of the group meet once in a month, as a self-help group
in our institute.
|"Place for practice"
Practice of fieldwork
for high school and university students
part in the education of academy and university students. Students
of sociology, social-work, social-policy, psychology and addictology
come to us - and we strive to form their professional identity,
to help the in applying their theoretical knowledge in the field-work,
so our institute for them is a model-like place for practice.
applying for practice can work and live together with the addicts
under treatment, and they can take part in staff discussions as
well. They can observe step by step the mechanisms, life and methods
of the institute during the different therapeutic sessions (group-work-theatre-music);
they are to make case descriptions and accounts.
|"I have decided myself - I stop it …. and something was lacking
and this something is not born in our head as other decisions -
it is born much deeper, in our heart - the very depth of our heart.
Conviction is not enough … something more is needed."