Alcohol addiction is a state where we can’t live without drinking. While in casual drinking, alcohol brings us pleasant experiences (“I drink so I feel good”), those who struggle with alcohol addiction, are rewarded by neglecting or minimising withdrawal symptoms (“I drink, so that I don’t feel bad”). This behaviour completes the cycle of addiction to alcohol.
Every person’s decision is the determining factor in attending the right program. For every type of alcohol addiction treatment we provide a program with multidisciplinary teams. They are based on the humanistic philosophy, bio-psycho-socio model of addiction treatment, evidence-based approach and individual-based psychotherapy. To maximise effectiveness we work with the family and close ones as well.
Outpatient treatment is the first choice for those who want to manage their substance use, prevent addiction development or want to treat their addiction to substances, gambling or other non-substance-based dependence. It is suitable for those whose state of health doesn’t require hospitalisation. Furthermore it’s appropriate for those who went through institutionalised, inpatient or community-based therapy and wants to continue with their treatment.
The treatment contains individual and group work with clients. We also offer families and close ones to help and join the treatment process of our clients. The duration of attendance is based on individual requirements. It can be a one-time consultation, short-term cooperation, or even a long-term procedure for several years. Outpatient treatment also includes counselling for families and close relatives of our clients in the form of a one-time consultation. We provide outpatient treatment in Prague, Beroun and Příbram.
The therapy community at Mníšek pod Brdy is based on living together in a small structured group with defined boundaries. The goal of this community is to help with personal development, which helps clients find a meaningful life based on their expectations. An important factor is the feeling of becoming part of something greater than the individual and feedback alongside support given by peers. Clients and therapists are part of the community, like in a family. They are not patients or workers. Everyone has a role in the operation of the community and a responsibility to be an example for others.
The community is built on collective work, structure, on group, individual, family and art therapy. Rituals, support from relatives and the Mníšek pod Brdy community are of great significance to us.
Program Chrpa at Mníšek pod Brdy provides people with a dual diagnosis a unique program based on an integrated approach, that works with treating of addiction and mental disorders simultaneously. The program utilises group therapy and finalising treatment in a safe small group environment. By using individual and group based-therapy, clients can “find their place in the world” and improve on struggling aspects of life. They also create and develop relationships with families, and relatives, and make new relations, while strengthening work experiences. The goal of the treatment is to get the client into a meaningful and independent state of life in a natural community concerning their needs.
The post-treatment centre in Podolí is here for clients who successfully went through the treatment process, but needed our help getting back to the real world. We offer a structured therapy program, in which clients learn to understand themselves, how to lead a healthy lifestyle and how to manage stress, relationships or work. The program includes individual consultations, group therapy, family sessions and leisure activities. We offer short-term accommodation in training apartments for those who feel like they are not ready to withstand the pressure of an independent life. People suffering from a dual diagnosis are provided with a specific program with intense individual therapies and a group for developing skills in handling stress, emotion and relationships.
Divorce, being fired, death of a loved one, domestic violence, difficult childhood. Life situations anyone can experience. Those factors often lead up to addiction. In many cases addicts need help from others. This means that they require support from organizations like Magdaléna, o.p.s.
To run our organization we need financial support from donors. The annual maintenance costs us tens of millions of CZK. Your support will help us bring 7 out of 10 clients back into society and educate youth, so that they can avoid addiction.