Opening in December 2021. Now Accepting Referrals. Service name to be announced!

 

Looking to kick-start your recovery? We can help.

Within our new residential services is a newly built voluntary withdrawal and rehabilitation unit for people aged 18 and over.

As part of this service, we provide a safe and 24-hour supported environment to withdraw from alcohol and/or other drugs, with space for up to 8 clients.

On completion, you can continue your recovery with a stay at our 32-bed residential treatment program, located on the same site. Find out more about this rehabilitation program here.

Here are some questions you may have about the Withdrawal Support program:

How long is the program?

The program is delivered over 5 to 10 days, depending on your situation.

Who is on the support team?

The program has medical and support staff on site 24 hours a day with a multidisciplinary team of Drug and Alcohol Workers, Registered Nurses, Caseworkers, Senior Mental Health Practitioners, a Continuing Care Caseworker, and a visiting General Practitioner.

What does support include?

This Withdrawal Support program provides:

  • withdrawal management under the supervision of a medical officer
  • 1-1 counselling and case management
  • group programs
  • transition to the residential rehabilitation program.
On entering

You will be welcomed by staff and allocated a room, before undergoing a comprehensive assessment completed by a Registered Nurse and a General Practitioner. Your withdrawal treatment plan will be tailored around your individual circumstances. After a night’s rest you will begin participating in the weekly program’s group work and activities.

How much does it cost?

You are required to pay some money towards your stay in the withdrawal and detox unit. You will not need to pay for withdrawal medications other than pharmacotherapy. As this is a smoke-free facility, we do offer nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches.

Visitation / Contact during the program

Unfortunately, visitors are not permitted in the withdrawal and detox unit; however, family and friends can call to check on your progress, within the consent guidelines you have agreed to.

On admission you will be able to make one personal phone call to let people know you have arrived. You will also be allowed to make one personal phone call on discharge. All other phone calls are at the discretion of your case-worker.

Location

12 Nuttall Street, Parkhurst (near the Music Bowl)

Give us a call on 1300 727 957 to chat about our programs. Our friendly staff will talk to you about how we can best help out.

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