Focus on Recovery (Addictions Rehabilitation Program)
Focus on Recovery is designed to assist people in minimising and stopping their dependence and abuse of alcohol and/or drug use or other problematic addictive behaviours (e.g. gambling, sex addiction). Our therapists provide a non-judgmental, supportive space for patients to challenge their addictive behaviours or substance dependence in a group environment.
The program is suitable for adults with substance dependence or addictive behaviour that have completed or do not require a period of detoxification.
The program includes modules addressing psycho-education about drug use and dependence, strengthening motivation to change, coping with cravings, identifying and managing triggers of lapse and relapse, addressing associated depressive and anxiety thoughts and emotions, assertiveness, relaxation, and quality of life improvement.
The program requires a commitment of two days per week for a total of eight weeks. As this is a closed group, patients are not able to enter a group once it has commenced.
An alternative program will be offered if required to support those individuals awaiting program commencement.
Family members and carers of Focus on Recovery participants may find it useful to attend the Family/Carers Group held during the course of the 8 week program.
The group is led by one of our group therapists and its purpose is to raise discussion and provide information on how to support people recovering from addictions.
Note: The group is not a line of communication to the staff providing direct care for a patient. These discussions are best had with the patient’s treating team.
Maintaining the Balance (Addictions Relapse Prevention Program)
Maintaining the Balance is aimed at adults who have successfully completed Focus on Recovery or equivalent, and who do not require detoxification.
The program aims to provide ongoing support to people who have made positive changes to their drug and alcohol dependence and who wish to minimise risk of future lapse and prevent relapse.
The program is offered on different days of the week with both evening and daytime sessions available.
Each session is of three hours duration and weekly attendance is expected.