Albert Road Clinic offers a range of treatment options for patients with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance misuse or problematic addictive behaviours.
The Addictions Service provides inpatient support and detoxification as well as day patient rehabilitation and relapse prevention programs. All include a comprehensive assessment service.
The service utilises the Stages of Change Model and aims to create a therapeutic environment emphasising improved quality of life, support seeking, healthy responses to stress and personal functioning, in addition to addressing substance dependence.
The integrated therapeutic model includes:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – a method of treatment for psychological disorders, that takes a practical, task-based approach to solving problems
- Motivation Enhancement Therapy – an approach that helps individuals resolve their ambivalence about engaging in treatment and stopping their drug use
- Psychoeducation – the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health servicesGroup Psychotherapy – helps people learn about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships
The service liaises closely with referring medical practitioners to ensure the optimum standard of quality care required in order to minimise the risk of relapse.
To find out more about Albert Road Clinic’s addictions unit, please complete the contact us form , or alternatively contact 03 9256 8322 to have a confidential conversation with one of our staff members.