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Overview of Programs

A Private, Fully Accredited Hospital facility

Malvern Private is Australia’s leading provider of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options. We are a fully accredited and Health Fund endorsed facility. Private Health Insurance excess and gap costs vary depending on the level of cover. Our staff will give an estimate of the fees prior to admission. We have contracts with Health Funds and claim directly from them. The admission and referral process is initially via the phone and can be done by self-referral, GP or by other clinicians such as psychologists and counsellors.

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A personalised care solution

Our aim to provide a rounded program, offering not only withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, but a range of therapies. Before any person is admitted, 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 client history, and thoroughly brief the client on all aspects of the program so they can make an informed decision as to whether the program is suitable for their needs.

Abstinence based program

Malvern Private patients are discharged detoxed from Alcohol and Drugs. We do not prescribe maintenance doses of medication, as we believe this is a benefit to long-term success. We also firmly believe that abstinence is possible.

Flexible Stay Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program

Malvern Private offers bright, renovated surroundings. Clients are admitted into the intensive residential Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program. The residential stay encompasses elements of detoxification and Relapse Prevention. 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.

We monitor and measure client recovery rates and outcomes and benchmark ourselves against the best programs in the world. We pride ourselves on being Australia’s Leading Drug & Alcohol Treatment Facility.

The Withdrawal (Detoxification) phase

Detoxification is different for every client and the detoxification process can last for several days. We do not prescribe maintenance doses of medication. During the detoxification or withdrawal period, we will do everything possible to ensure clients are as comfort as possible.

The Recovery phase

  • Introduction to a range of therapeutic approaches to recovery, from 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 situations with individually tailored strategies.
  • Art therapy.
  • Exercise: walks, yoga or relaxation sessions.
  • Intensive group therapy, sharing experiences and stories with others in recovery.
  • 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.
  • Relapse Prevention Management Plan.

Discharge Planning

The treating team will collaborate with the client during their stay to prepare a plan for discharge and beyond. This discharge plan includes:

  • Attendance at the Day Program and Aftercare Programs.
  • Continued education and support at the Family Support Program if needed, so they understand how to best 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 Relapse Prevention Management Plan.
  • Address urgent practical problems before discharge.
  • Other tailored approaches to maintain Recovery.

If you require community services post discharge, these will be organised prior to your discharge. Where required and practicable, arrangements will be made for clients to go into supported accommodation post-discharge.

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