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Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program Melbourne

Drug addiction extends well beyond the health, mental and emotional wellbeing of the individual using the drug. More often than not it impacts and destroys relationships, families, job opportunities and finances. Drug addiction is not prejudice; it occurs in in all types of people, age, and backgrounds. The one underlying link that people do have in common however is they all need drug addiction help to overcome the disease.

Often it is very difficult for people to understand the complexity of a drug addiction. Because drug addiction is a disease that affects the brain, many struggle to understand why people using drugs cannot just stop. People fail to realise that over time, without drug rehabilitation services, drug use damages the structure and function of the brain, stopping the ability to think and act rationally. This leads to compulsive drug seeking behaviour, which is near impossible to stop. Thankfully, through drug treatment and drug rehabilitation clinics there is an opportunity to counteract the destructive hold of addiction and successfully regain control back.

Recognising and accepting there is a problem, that needs essential drug rehabilitation, is a major and essential step to beating any addiction. The important thing is to take action, to get started.

The addiction rehabilitation 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 is here to help and support you. We one of the leading providers of alcohol and drug rehabilitation Melbourne has to offer, and provide an 7 day detox, 14 day detox and flexible residential, abstinence Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Recovery 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.

A tailored individual care detox program

Malvern Private Hospital offers an individual and tailored care solution catering to the needs of each individual client. Our aim is to provide rounded drug programs offering not only withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, but a range of therapies and tutorials to focus on mind, body and soul, restoring optimal health. Drug rehab clients are admitted under the dedicated care of our specialist multidisciplinary team consisting of, nursing staff, counsellors, addiction medical doctors, consultants and psychiatrists. Our Melbourne team works together to provide the highest level of support and encouragement.

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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 a Melbourne rehabilitation Assessment Specialist. This is a face to face interview and takes about an hour. Our drug rehab clinic assessment staff will discuss your history, and thoroughly brief you on all aspects of the program so they can make an informed decision as to whether the program is suitable for their needs. 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 to our drug rehab centres because we realise that clients and their families often share a great sense of urgency when the opportunity presents for high quality drug rehab Melbourne clients trust.

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 inpatient rehabilitation stay encompasses elements of rehabilitation and drug detox. The program attempts to replicate a normal living environment within the confines of a detox centre. 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. We do not allow drug substitutions such as methadone. Instead, clients are weaned off substances as quickly as medical assessment allows.
Malvern Private Hospital’s drug rehabilitation centres specialises in treatment for a range of drugs, including:

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.

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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) and role-plays scenarios.
  • 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’s rehabilitation centre, 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 to our rehabilitation centres daily for ongoing sessions and counselling.

The Aftercare Program is scheduled weekly at the hospital. This treatment 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.

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