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The Four Pillars of Tranquility Inpatient Addiction Treatment

  1. A Structured Treatment Program
  2. Medication-Assisted Treatment
  3. Family Involvement and Integration
  4. Recovery Network and 12 Step Support

Observation and experience has proven that these principles are essential to successful long-term addiction treatment. Each pillar is important by itself, but for the recovering addict or alcoholic a firm recovery needs to incorporate all four pillars.

What exactly do these pillars consist of?

More importantly, how does quality treatment centres like Tranquility Home Rehabilitation Clinic provide clients with these tools?

 The First Pillar: Structured Treatment Program

Early recovery can be a disruptive, emotionally challenged and sensitive situation. A structured treatment programme and a stable therapeutic environment are conducive to recovery. By establishing an effective routine with planned activities, the treatment provider creates a comfortable and safe place for recovery to occur. At Tranquility Clinic we structure their treatment program to accommodate the individual. As recovery progresses with ongoing assessments, the treatment structure may change or adapt to meet the individual needs of each person.

 The Second Pillar: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment or MAT has become an integral part of addiction treatment. The Tranquility professional medical team consists of a medical doctor, a psychiatrist and professional nurses. MAT can help people addicted to various mind-altering substances. Medicines that reduce cravings and interrupt narcotic effects can assist in alcohol and opioid detoxification. Treatment protocols are designed to assist in the withdrawal process and not as an opiate substitution therapy. Other medications, non-addictive, can help with anxiety, physical discomfort and insomnia. As more medications are developed to assist in addiction recovery, MAT is going to become more wide-spread.

Third Pillar: Family Involvement and Integration

Often undervalued as a component of recovery, the family recovery is integral to successful treatment. In active addiction, the addict and the family are often involved in a co-dependent or toxic relationship. Tranquility encourages rebuilding of the family unit and helps each member of the family to recover in their own way. They encourage family members to play a constructive role in the addict’s recovery. Onsite family support group meetings are held weekly.

 Fourth Pillar: Recovery Network and 12 Step Support

Experience has taught addiction professionals that a strong recovery support system, such as a 12 step program, can be a huge asset in staying clean and sober. Support groups are integral to continuum of care as treatment is only the first step in the recovery process. Having a group of peers, recovering alcoholics or addicts, can help reduce feelings of loneliness and guilt. Mentorship through the sponsorship concept ensures that the recovering addict is guided through recovery. Meetings provide a safe haven to openly express emotions in a confidential, caring and non-judgemental environment. It is also an effective way for someone new to recovery to begin making connections and friendships to people who have overcome addiction. These relationships and the support of sober peers can boost early recovery. These early connections may develop into real friendships that can last a lifetime. Tranquility has 6 onsite recovery meetings per week.

Each one of the Four Pillars for Successful Addiction Treatment plays a unique role in the overall recovery process. If all four of these pillars are being implemented during addiction treatment, the client has the best chances of long-term sobriety. These four pillars support sobriety and if one of these pillars is ignored or ceased, then sobriety becomes less stable like a chair that is missing a leg.

Take away another pillar, and sobriety becomes a two-legged stool, bound to topple over


Our Inpatient Programme consists of in-house detoxification and recovery implementation based solution.

  • 21 days
  • 28 days
  • 5 weeks
  • 6 weeks
  • 3 months

Medical & Psychiatrist Treatment

1) Medical assessments and professional treatment
2) Regular medical examinations
3) 24/7 nurse on duty

Psychosocial Treatment

1) Assessment and treatment planning analysis
2) Development of IDP (Individual Treatment Plan) and Professional Counselling     

3) Monitoring & Evaluation of treatment plan
4) Case management

Group Therapy

1) Addressing denial
2) Sharing experiences
3) Facilitated discussions on relevant topics

Relaxation & Exercise Therapy

1) Meditation
2) Fitness Exercises
3) Sport and recreation: Swimming; volleyball, pool; table tennis; etc.


1) Nutritious meals including detoxification requirements
2) Individual nutrition plan for clients with special needs
3) Three nutritionally balanced meals per day

Step work

1) Workshops –groups
2) CDs; DVDs
3) Speakers for identification – experience, strength and hope
4) Assignments
5) One on one addiction counselling sessions – daily: sharing emotions and guidance

Addiction Counseling – daily

1) Crisis management
2) Confidential sharing; handling emotions
3) Guidance on steps
4) Guidance with assignments

For holistic recovery from alcohol and substance abuse addiction, please call 011-5685197 / 076 043 0669 or mail to

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