Australia has one of the highest rates of alcohol dependence in the world, with 18% of Australians experiencing excessive or problematic drinking at some stage of their lives. For many drinking can start with the choice to have an occasional drink, to needing to drink every day. This change sees drinking no longer a choice, but a driving force which controls one’s life. Many do not know how to stop drinking wine, beer, spirits and other beverages, but do not know why.
A 7 day and 14 day alcohol detoxification program is available. Please speak with our assessment team for more information on alcoholism treatment.
Alcohol addiction causes damage not only physically and mentally, but dramatically impacts on one’s ability to sustain a normal life, destroying families, careers, and lives along the way.
Recognising and accepting there is a problem is a major and essential step to beating alcohol addiction. The important thing is to take action and to get started with alcoholism rehabilitation.
Malvern Private Hospital is here to help and support you. We are a leading provider of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in Melbourne, as well as a leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, and provide an in-house flexible residential, abstinence based Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program. We specialise in a range of services, education and support to help addicts and their families reclaim their lives from the painful hold of addiction.
The admission and referral process is initially via the phone and can be done by self-referral, GP or by other doctors such as Psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors.
Malvern Private Hospital offers an individual and tailored care solution catering to the needs of each individual client. Our aim to provide a rounded program offering not only withdrawal from drugs and Melbourne alcohol treatment, but a range of therapies and tutorials to focus on mind, body and soul, restoring optimal health. Clients are admitted under the dedicated care of our specialist multidisciplinary team consisting of, nursing staff, counsellors, addiction medical doctors, consultants and psychiatrists. Our team work together to provide you with the highest level of support and encouragement.
For more information or to book an assessment time please call 03 9885 9621
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.
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.
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 incorporates:
The Treating Team will collaborate with the client during their stay to prepare a plan for discharge and beyond. This plan aims to cover;
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.