Jarrah House is a nurturing environment for the treatment of women with substance misuse. Excluding medications, the most effective types of treatment are counselling approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing But these methods won't work for many of the people using these services, and that needs to be recognised before we can help them.
Odyssey House's programs help clients overcome drug use disorders, deal with underlying personal issues, manage mental illness, develop coping strategies, learn practical life skills (e.g. parenting, anger management, job-seeking, communication skills), prevent relapse and access other support.
Overall, Watershed has 20 beds available to those 18 years and over and provides a safe & healthy environment where clients are assisted to identify issues that lead them into self -destructive behaviours and learn how to recognize and introduce positive change into their lives.
Although local data on the prospective drivers of sustained drug use are scarce, overseas evidence 11 and reflections from Australian service providers suggest that social stability factors — such as employment, positive family relationships and stable housing — are crucial determinants of drug use patterns.
Our evidence-based holistic treatment services include the only Residential Withdrawal Management Program (Detox) in the Illawarra which is supported by a four week structured residential rehabilitation program where our clients receive 24 hour support and supervision and participate in our Healthy Lifestyle Program that offers yoga, tai chi, exercise, meditation and relaxation; a Therapeutic Group Program that provides Drug and alcohol rehab Sydney a structured harm minimization group program covering relapse prevention, anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships and self-esteem; a Living Skills Program that provides budgeting, shopping, cooking, gardening, home duties, first aid and personal responsibility; and a Health Promotion and Harm Prevention Program and Case Managed support including Treatment, Counselling and Aftercare.
Women's Wellness and Recovery Program. Alison Ritter is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship and Mark Stoove is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. The public health response to alcohol abuse in Australia largely focuses on the working class, it's time we challenged this and woke up to the fact that alcohol affects all part of society in a big way,” he says.
There are also private drug and alcohol treatment options. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 45 percent of people with addiction have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Jarrah House runs two residential rehabilitation and detox programs and an aftercare support program.