Our goal is to prepare our clients to make a healthy transition back to “the real world” with a balanced recovery life. We address the harm caused by addiction - physical, behavioural, and psychological. We do this by educating on the vulnerabilities that lead to addiction and balancing emotional well being, physical health and life skills. We strongly recommend ongoing emotional sobriety through the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous/Gamblers Anonymous.
Physical health is gained through medicated detox where needed, diet and physical activity. Our clients are mentored by former AFL player Gavin Crosisca. Team sports are encouraged to foster a deeper sense of belonging and mateship with a common goal of a natural high and reward. Yoga is practised to provide an opportunity to release stress, reduce anxiety and to improve flexibility and strength. Yoga is recognised as a form of meditative practise that can help handle any stressors that arise during the day.
Behavioural issues are addressed through cognitive behaviour therapy groups, homework to reinforce learning and in our accountability in rules and guidelines and the vulnerabilities in behaviour that may lead to relapse. We utilise community groups, awareness as a means of accountability to the rules and guidelines of the program and family involvement to support recovery for all.
Psychological issues are addressed through our visiting Clinical Psychologists and referral if required, for Psychiatric assessment and review of medications. Our staff members utilise Cognitive Behavioral Interventions to prevent lapse and assist in healthier decision making.
Our Intensive Inpatient program and client interventions ar based on the evaluated work of Dr Patrick Carnes and Dr Kevin McCauley to promote long term recovery. Our clients and their family members are better able to understand addiction as a disease and with these insights are immersed in 12 Step programs to gain long term recovery.