Category Archives: REHABS

Finding accommodation after rehab: Recovering addicts at risk of homelessness – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

It took Sharon Sweeney 40 years to overcome her drug addiction, but six months after graduating from a rehabilitation program she was left homeless.The 55-year-old, originally from northern Queensland, sought help at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre The Buttery near Bangalow in northern New South Wales.She spent eight months at the facility and six months in a halfway house before struggling to find permanent accommodation of her own.Media player: “Space” to play, “M” to mute, “left” and “right” to seek.   00:00            00:00        AUDIO: Finding a home after rehab (ABC News)”I was determined to stay clean and The Buttery was great for what it did, it got me used to being clean and living skills and dealing with my feelings,” Ms Sweeney said.”But once you’re out in the real world, it’s a whole different thing.”It’s hard to be in recovery and not know anybody, not know the names of the streets

Source: Finding accommodation after rehab: Recovering addicts at risk of homelessness – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Is There a Right Time to Quit Your Addiction? – Hope Rehab Center Thailand

When Will You Quit Alcohol and Drugs?Even after we clearly see how the disadvantages of continued alcohol or drug use far outweigh any benefits, there can still be a real reluctance to quit. This hesitancy can last many years, and it may mean we miss our opportunity for a much better life. The usual excuse we will use to justify a delay is we are ‘waiting for the right time’, but is this logical?When is the Right Time to Go to Quit Drugs?There is a real risk that if you wait for the right time to quit your addiction, you may never manage to escape. The difficulty is that abusing these substances will have triggered changes to how your brain function, and one of the effects of this is that you will have developed a mindset (e.g. psychological cravings) that supports the behaviour. Even after you are able to recognise the downside of the substance abuse, the addictive mindset can keep justifying continued using.Waiting for the ‘right time to quit’ means you are relying on your brain to tell you when you are ready, but an addicted brain is hardly the best judge of this. In fact, there are going to be parts of your brain that favours the status quo no matter how bad things get – the addictive mindset can only be overcome after you stop using or drinking.Delaying until you feel it is the right time to quit is kind of like waiting to feel physically fit before beginning an exercise routine. You need to start exercising first if you want to get fit, and you need to stop the addiction to feel fully motivated to create a new life.

Source: Is There a Right Time to Quit Your Addiction? – Hope Rehab Center Thailand

The Glen Centre – Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre

In 1994 Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation was registered (and set up The Glen). Since that date it has been an example of the triumph of the Koori Spirit and how we can make our dreams come true. The Glen is proud to be a Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre.The founding motivation for Ngaimpe was the suffering of our people at the hands of drugs and alcohol. Ngaimpe was especially interested in trying to get men (indigenous and non-indigenous) out of the criminal justice system and into treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction (which causes the offending behaviors).Ngaimpes Motivation :There has and continues to be an over representation of Indigenous Australians in the prison system.There is hazardous levels of use of alcohol and other substances by Indigenous Australians.There is lower levels of participation in education and employment by Indigenous Australians compared to the general population.Ngaimpes Treatment :The programs run by Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation are designed to treat a client in a holistic manner to address their issues. This means treating the person as a whole (spiritually, mentally and physically). It also means trying to not just treat their addiction but the things that may be causing the addictive behaviors. The programs that Ngaimpe employ through The Glen Centre are about trying to empower people to take control of their lives, to live a good fun life, and to become active members back in their families and the community as a whole.Our program is based on indigenous values and spirituality with a heavy emphasis on the individual and the consequences of the individual’s choices. It includes group sessions, one to one counselling, work programs, sport and meetings of NA or AA.What is The Glen :The original ‘The Glen’ was established on dis used land at Chittaway in 1994. This site is located on 40 acres and is now a modern rehabilitation facility that has 20 residential rehabilitation beds.In 1997 ‘The Glen Annexe’ was established at Rothbury in The NSW Hunter Valley. This site has 16 residential rehabilitation beds. Unfortunately this site was forced to close in September 2014.

Source: The Glen Centre – Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre

Residential Program | Goldbridge

The Goldbridge Residential program runs for a nominal six-month period, however the duration of the program can vary depending on individual treatment needs.Residents of Goldbridge participate in ‘work crews’, which facilitate the day-to-day activities and management of the rehabilitation community. They are entirely responsible for the cooking, cleaning and general maintenance of the facility. This is seen as an integral part of the Goldbridge Program, and is essential in rediscovering life-skills for successful recovery, as well as fostering a sense of belonging.Residents attend group counselling and therapy sessions for the duration of the residential program to address the underlying issues that have resulted in the chronic and habitual misuse of alcohol or other drugs. A range of health and psycho-education groups are also provided which aim to provide all residents with knowledge about the nature of addiction and co-occurring mental conditions. The purpose of these groups is to access vital information to aid recovery and learn strategies to deal with the effects of both addiction and associated mental illness.

Source: Residential Program | Goldbridge

The Glen Centre – Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre

In 1994 Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation was registered (and set up The Glen). Since that date it has been an example of the triumph of the Koori Spirit and how we can make our dreams come true. The Glen is proud to be a Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre.The founding motivation for Ngaimpe was the suffering of our people at the hands of drugs and alcohol. Ngaimpe was especially interested in trying to get men (indigenous and non-indigenous) out of the criminal justice system and into treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction (which causes the offending behaviors).Ngaimpes Motivation :There has and continues to be an over representation of Indigenous Australians in the prison system.There is hazardous levels of use of alcohol and other substances by Indigenous Australians.There is lower levels of participation in education and employment by Indigenous Australians compared to the general population.Ngaimpes Treatment :The programs run by Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation are designed to treat a client in a holistic manner to address their issues. This means treating the person as a whole (spiritually, mentally and physically). It also means trying to not just treat their addiction but the things that may be causing the addictive behaviors. The programs that Ngaimpe employ through The Glen Ce

Source: The Glen Centre – Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre

The Glen Centre – Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre

The Glen – Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation CentreNgaimpe Aboriginal Corporation and The GlenThe Glen is the only male specific “Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre”The office at the Glen is open from 8am-3pm Monday – Friday.If you ring outside these times the phone may be answered by clients in the program and not staff members.

Source: The Glen Centre – Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre