Addictions/illnesses treated: alcohol, prescription drugs, crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, crystal meths, eating disorders, self-harm.
Accommodation: 80 plus clients can be resident at any time. Accommodation is gender segregated and bedrooms are shared. The centre has recreational facilities including a new gym, surf club and a “farm style” informal football pitch. Social activities include equine intervention, action cricket, paintball, a Praise and Worship band and beach outings.
Ethos: The centre’s commitment is to achieve the paradigm shift from a “culture of addiction” to a “culture of recovery”.
Treatment: The programme is Christian-based and very focused on the 12 step model. Clients are offered individual and group counselling, life skills training, education workshops to understand addiction and anger management.
Staff: The staff to patient ratio is high. The team includes addiction counsellors, therapists, social workers, spiritual counsellors, a GP and medical staff. Psychiatric assessments can be arranged through links with local specialists.