A tailored individual care solution
Our Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Recovery Program
The admission assessment
Before any person is admitted to the Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program, they will undergo a pre-admission assessment by an Assessment Specialist. This is a face to face interview and takes about an hour. Our assessment staff will discuss your history, and thoroughly brief you on all aspects of the program so you can make an informed decision as to whether the program is suitable. Private Health cover checks are also completed during this time if applicable, so clients are fully aware of any out of pocket costs. Once these processes have been successfully completed an admission time can be scheduled.
We seek to achieve prompt and timely admission because we realise that clients and their families often share a great sense of urgency when the opportunity for treatment presents itself.
The admission and referral process is initially via the phone and can be done by self-referral, GP or by other doctors such as psychologists and counsellors.
Flexible Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Treatment Programs
Clients are admitted into the intensive residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program. The residential stay encompasses elements of detoxification and rehabilitation. The program attempts to replicate a normal living environment within the confines of a hospital. Clients need to be a minimum age of 21 years of age to be accepted into the program.
The Withdrawal (Detoxification) phase
Detoxification is different for every client and the detoxification process can last for several days. Malvern Private Hospital does not allow drug substitutions such as methadone. Instead, clients are weaned off substances as quickly as medical assessment allows.
During the detoxification or withdrawal period, we will do everything possible to ensure clients are as comfortable as possible and closely monitor their physical condition. We encourage non drug alternatives where possible during the detoxification period, and work together as a team to support clients during the process of alcohol treatments.
The Rehabilitation phase
The rehabilitation phase incorporates:
- Introduction to a range of therapeutic approaches to recovery, delivered by trained, experienced and dedicated staff.
- Psychological interventions include alcohol programs, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) and role-plays scenarios that teach how to stop binge drinking.
- Individual and group counselling sessions.
- Therapeutic listening and problem solving programs, focusing on specific life situations with tailored strategies for individual clients.
- Art therapy.
- Exercise: walks, yoga or relaxation sessions.
- Intensive group therapy, sharing experiences and stories with others in recovery.
- Promotion of healthy ways to reduce anxiety and improve sleep.
- Real time practice in attending AA meetings, NA meetings, GA meetings and in-house meetings.
- Formal discharge planning to increase the likelihood of success after discharge.
- Liaison with recovery support accommodation providers where needed.
- A separate support and education program for families.
Discharge Planning, Day Program and Aftercare Program
The Treating Team will collaborate with the client during their stay to prepare a plan for discharge and beyond. This plan aims to cover;
- Attendance at the Day Program and After Care Program.
- Education for family and family meetings if needed so they understand how best to support recovery.
- Attend AA/NA/GA meetings on a regular, ongoing basis.
- Develop a relationship with support persons such as a sponsor, counsellor or therapist.
- Develop a crisis management plan.
- Address urgent practical problems before discharge.
Aware that addiction is a chronic and relapsing condition, a 2-4 week Day Program is run at the hospital, once clients have completed the 28 day residential stay. We know that relapse prevention is central to long term recovery, so during this time clients return daily for ongoing sessions and counselling.
The Aftercare Program is scheduled weekly at the hospital. This program assists clients with their ongoing individual recovery, helping them maintain abstinence, and provides an opportunity for clients to talk about their recovery post their stay at Malvern Private Hospital rehabilitation centre.