Understanding Detox and Rehab: Your Path to Recovery
Detoxification and rehabilitation are critical components of the journey towards recovery from addiction. Detox is the initial step, allowing individuals to safely manage withdrawal symptoms and rid their bodies of harmful substances. Rehabilitation follows, offering tailored treatment plans designed to address the root causes of addiction. These phases play a crucial role in promoting health and safety by breaking the cycle of substance abuse. By understanding the importance of detox and rehab, we can better support those struggling with addiction, provide them with the help they need, and foster healthier, safer communities. Awareness of these processes is a significant step in the fight against addiction’s devastating effects.
Struggling With Drug & Alcohol Addiction While Living In Brisbane?
The Hermitage Centre is part of a larger group of businesses called Gold Coast Detox and Rehab Services (GCDRS). Short term drug rehabilitation services and alcohol detoxing offsite is offered in a discreet confidential location on the Gold Coast away from our retreat, or at your own home.
GCDRS also offers offsite services such as counselling, family interventions, mentoring, court advocacy, seminars and public speaking. We also support and educate clients and peers through workshops, seminars and conferences on health, wellbeing, mental health and addiction.
Our trained social workers and counsellors work with families and couples in their homes to achieve positive outcomes for mental health, stress and addiction.
For help with your loved one, call 0476468860.
What is Detox and Rehab?
Addiction recovery is in two parts for most people. A Detox is the first part of the process, where the body detoxifies on a physical level. This required specific medication for some detoxes such as alcohol, to prevent unwanted cravings, help sleep and anxiety and minimise side effects of withdrawal. You may need a detox for alcohol rehab, cocaine rehab centre, stimulants (Ice), cannabis, GHB, prescription medication (eg.benzos) or MDMA and hallucinogenic.
Rehab is the non-physical part of withdrawal which is a minimum 4 weeks and does not require medication. According to industry research, it takes 28 days to change addictive patterns. Full recovery can take several months however. The best recoveries are usually the longer stays, but everyone is different. As a rule, the more changes you make in your life while you are in a detox centre or rehab centres, the less likely you are to relapse.
What To Expect
One of our service locations provides options for a medicated drug and alcohol withdrawal to make sure you detox as comfortably as possible. At our private drug and alcohol detox centre, We offer daily counselling with your own addiction specialist ,no groups. You are permitted to use your phone, use the internet, have family meet-ups nearby and smoke outside on our verandas. Our service also includes airport pickups and transportation. You can even bring your dog to our location.
Some environments are better suited to some people. Doing your rehab in a quiet, private, non-hospital environment may be better for you if you don’t require medical intervention in a clinical setting. We have 1:1 counselling daily to address the underlying causes of your addiction and provide family visitations where needed. We provide a confidential retreat-style environment so you can relax and get well. Our warm and caring staff will make sure you feel at home.
Our team consist of Addiction Counsellors, Prescribing Practitioner, Social Worker, Support Workers, Psychologist, Nutritionist, Naturopath and a physical therapy team. We only employ people who love what they do and who maintain 100% sobriety in their personal life. Our team all have inspirational stories and all enjoy rich and fulfilling lives outside work. Some of our staff We don’t employ X-users as a company policy, preferring to offer you mentors who have skills in being sober.
While we don’t promote AA 12-step recovery, we are all well-versed in the AA values and realise AA doesn’t work for everyone. We offer an alternative to AA, with no group work and only 1:1 counselling. We do have educational classes through the week which can be participatory or you can just listen in. Our therapists aim to make individual treatment plans with you. However, should you need to share their perspectives with your mental health team, our counsellors do CBT, ACT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative and Systems-based approaches.
1. First Step
The first step is finding a time to speak to our assessment team over the phone for an intake appointment. From this conversation you and your team member will decide the right length of stay and date of arrival. Our intake days are Mondays usually, but if you don’t require a detox we can admit you on any day that suits. The average length of stay is 7-28 days. Our prescriber will also make a time with you if you need medication, which will be organised offsite. A doctor’s referral and medical clearance letter is required.
2. One week at a time
It’s hard to commit to rehab if you don’t know where you are going. We suggest committing to one week to start with. We reserve your bed for you, so it’s yours until you decide to leave. Most of our clients choose to stay because they love the atmosphere we create. This is an advantage, because the more free-will you have over your recovery, the better the results. Nobody will make you stay. We are not a lock-down service, so you only stay if you like it. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment for you to have the best possible chance of recovery. After your exit, it’s not goodbye. We follow up with you and always have an open door for lunch.
3. Length of stay
Our service provides detox and short-term rehab, which is normally between 7-28 days. Length of stay depends on the individual’s personal commitments, history and finances. The general rule is to aim for the longest rehab stay possible for the best outcomes, to reduce the probability of relapsing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Court, legal issues and documentation
Gold Coast Detox and Rehab Services also help clients with documentation and evidence which may support court proceedings, legal requirements, divorce settlement requirements and child custody arrangements.
Our full-time Social Worker can help you with your court appearance, help you make your bail requirements and advocate for you where necessary. We can provide letters, referrals, psychology reports, statements, receipts and witnessing for you. If you require mediation, child custody supervision or family visitations, we can also help.
At the end of your best rehab program, we can provide an exit statement from management with the dates, time and nature of your stay, outlining your willingness to participate and complete your drug detox and alcohol rehabilitation services. Our service location is a safe and confidential place to resolve legal and family matters in privacy, with the support and assistance of onsite staff. Our Addiction Counsellors and Psychologist can provide documentation to assist your claim.
Our local hair follicle testing service can take samples for your upcoming legal requirements. Hair testing provides 3 months of drug sampling which is accurate evidence of sobriety in court.
If you need to meet your children for scheduled visits, we are happy to escort you to an allocated location for supervised meetings locally.
Child custody supervision
What if you have underlying issues (pain and mental health) that prevent you from drug withdrawl?
If an underlying pain condition prevents you from considering drug withdrawal, e.g. opioids or cannabis, our prescriber can speak to you about medicinal cannabis (CBD oil). If you have an existing or underlying mental health issue, we can work with your mental health team to manage your sobriety.
Do you provide pickup services?
Distance is no issue, we can pick you up anywhere. Our service is 25 minutes from Coolangatta airport and 60 minutes from Brisbane airport. We can pick-up you up from any drop-off point and bring you directly.
Can we keep in contact with our friends and family?
Leading up to your arrival our admissions staff will keep contact with you. If you need support or family involvement at anytime we can assist you over the phone or in person.
What are your fees?
Our daily fee is $1500 per day all-inclusive and does not depend on the length of stay or the type of detox you require. We do ask that you make your payments in full before arrival, and weekly payments are acceptable if you are not sure. Our fee also includes 10 free counselling sessions in your after-care plan upon exiting.
Which rehab facilities should I choose?
If you’re not sure which rehab to choose, give us a call anytime to discuss your options and what your rehab stay would look like, no obligation. If we’re not the right services for you, we can help you find the one that suits your needs. If your finances are tight, we can help you release your superannuation to cover your costs.