Who is the program for?
Addiction is not being able to stop doing something even if you want to, and despite the negative consequences it creates. Addiction applies to alcohol and other drugs, and is inclusive of gambling, eating, gaming, exercise, sex, social media and other behaviours.
These programs are suitable for individuals who have a desire to quit but have not been able to do so on their own.
How will it help me?
Addiction can be perceived as a coping mechanism or, a solution to a problem that for brief moments, makes someone feel better. This can create issues in relationships, lead to loss of control and increased tolerance and, have an adverse impact on one’s health.
These programs will help participants gain clarity and insight into the underlying reasons they developed an addiction by focusing on the behavioural and psychological underlying factors.
Participants will learn about the stages of change and what motivates their change and learn to take responsibility for their recovery. They will be provided with a safe and supportive environment setting in which to develop skills in emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal communication, relapse prevention and managing urges and cravings.
This program provides a safe medically supervised withdrawal. Admissions will most commonly last between 7-10 days during which individuals actively participate in group work. It involves a medically managed withdrawal, often considered the first stage of treatment. This includes psychological treatment within groups and individual treatment.
If you are a currently an inpatient undertaking detox, please discuss the potential for straight transfer to the Rehabilitation program, with your treatment doctor and the Unit Manager.
Admission to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is for 28 days. This program offers individual and group based programs that aim to address understanding self, addiction and mental health.
If you are a currently an inpatient undertaking detox, please discuss the potential for straight transfer to this Rehabilitation program, with your treatment doctor and the Unit Manager.
When does the program run?
The Inpatient Withdrawal/Detoxification and Rehabilitation programs run on an ongoing basis.
See ‘More Information’ below for details on the Addictive Behaviours Day Program and Outreach services.
How do I access the program?
A referral from your GP or Psychiatrist is required. A referral letter can be faxed to The Melbourne Clinic’s Intake service for triage. The fax number for intake is (03) 9420 9351
Please click HERE for further details on the referral process