Brett Pascoe, Director
Brett Pascoe has founded and run several successful rehabs. He has professional qualifications and extensive expertise in the field of addiction and therapy. Additionally Brett completed the intensive Jost Sauer Recovery System training program in 2007, and is currently studying a Diploma of Mental Health.
Brett’s own background includes addiction experience (ecstasy, alcohol, cocaine, sex, internet porn and crystal meth). During this period he attended multiple mainstream drug rehabilitation centres (government and non government funded programs) without success. After completing one 12 month live in program, he used the day he left. He also experienced hospital admissions with drug induced psychosis, suspected overdoses and seizures. Brett understands the weaknesses and limitations of the mainstream approaches to addiction and he recovered fully using alternative methods and without prescribed medications.
Brett has expertise in both the mainstream and holistic approaches to recovery, and extensive knowledge of addiction. He has used this to educate, mentor and guide others in ‘evolving’ their drug experiences, and in helping people learn how to use their pasts as a tool for self-development. Brett’s mission is to help every client take the sustainable path forward to full recovery, and a great life after addiction.
We work with teams of dedicated professionals in locations across the world. We have acupuncturists, remedial masseurs, nutritional counsellors, yoga therapists and martial artists. All members of our team are trained in Jost Sauer’s non-judgmental recovery philosophy. They know how you feel, what you are going through and just how great you can feel again. Their passion is to make your recovery successful, inspirational and life-changing
Lifestyle medicine for addiction
Addiction is no ordinary experience and the rehab program is not ordinary. It is a powerful combination of medicine, proven natural therapies, and the latest developments in psychology and neuroscience. The program uses a replacement lifestyle designed to break habits and build your inner power. You will develop the internal strength to resist cravings and relapse.
This program is the alternative to 12 Step. It uses chi from acupuncture and remedial massage, and vitamin (orthomolecular) therapy – one of the most powerful and fast-acting methods to eliminate withdrawal symptoms, prevent cravings and relapse, and infuse you with energy and vitality. A catered recovery diet of delicious organic, nutritious food supports the treatment program and rebuilds energy fast.
Staff include professional massage therapists, professional martial arts instructors, personal trainers, yoga therapists, mindfulness instructors, nutritional counselling, qualified chefs for nutritious and delicious meals (special diets can be catered for).
Location: In Chinese medicine, ‘chi’ or energy accumulates in places. This can work for you or against you. In mainstream rehabs negative chi accumulates and slows the process of recovery and change. So we use upmarket private facilities with no signage, no stigma, no depressing institutional energy.
Services are completely confidential.
About the Urban System
Most rehabs focus on changing your behaviour, this doesn’t work. If it did no one would ever relapse. Urban rehab system doesn’t focus on changing your behaviour but on building your chi.
For example if you drop an ecstasy pill, you don’t deliberately decide to behave differently, it is generated from within. This is down to chi. So the program treatments create the same effects. Focusing on changing behaviour is an external approach. This approach is internal. This is why it works.
New set points
Once you experience a peak state or a peak performance state via drugs (or alcohol) your body-mind adjusts accordingly and immediately creates new set points. Urban Rehab understands that this is why people relapse, so the program works with matching and recreating those set points.
This is the only program in the world that does this, and it gets results. The chi experiences embed in the body-mind, along with techniques for building inner power to automatically counter the urge to relapse before it even rises to the conscious mind. You will be able to trust yourself in any situation regardless of the triggers.
New drug users
Most addicts these days begin as ‘functional’ users. You might use ice (meth) in the morning before work to get on top of workloads, amplify energy and be able to multi-task.
You might have become dependant on marijuana to manage stress, counter insomnia or just be able to sit back.
We have treated many people who have ended up needing to drink excessive amounts of alcohol every night just to be able to unwind, to reset from the day or to have a few moments finally feeling truly themselves.
Most drug use is about amplifying reality, not escaping it, or it’s about lifestyle management. So there’s no point wasting time on outdated guilt-tripping. Instead get a replacement plan in place for whatever it was you wanted or needed from drugs or alcohol – otherwise you will always feel something is missing and this is relapse territory.
Successful recovery means you quit drugs or alcohol for good, have no cravings and don’t live in a state of anxiety over relapsing, or losing the plot emotionally. The Urban Rehab System delivers this.
Addiction is not a disease, it is a cluster of interlinked imbalances which can be corrected.