By focussing on community involvement, individual growth and dedication to the 12 Step principles, our reputable residential rehabilitation (rehab) programme provides a safe and supportive environment where people learn the skills necessary for long-term recovery from alcohol dependency.

WHY CHOOSE RESIDENTIAL REHAB FOR ALCOHOLISM?

While some people flourish in outpatient treatment programmes, those suffering from severe or long-term alcoholism are often more successful with residential programmes.  Even those who are highly functioning can benefit from a break in their daily routines so they can get a “head start” on the recovery journey. In-house rehabilitation (rehab) allows for ongoing support through what can often be a crucial time in the recovery journey.

Residential rehab involves removing yourself from a potentially triggering or harmful environment temporarily. This allows guests to be separated from alcohol and undergo rehabilitation in a safe and effective environment surrounded by experienced individuals and like-minded people. Approaches to residential programmes differ based on the centre, which is why it’s important to take the time to do your research and find one that best suits your needs.

THE RETREAT NZ RESIDENTIAL REHAB PROGRAMME

The Retreat NZ offers a 12 Step based residential programme of recovery for those who are struggling with alcohol dependency, or where alcohol is causing problems in their life. Guests are welcomed into a respectful and caring sober community formed on the spiritual foundation of helping one another build new lives in recovery. It’s a place to heal, explore and practice the 12 Step principles  of Alcoholics Anonymous and learn to apply them in daily life.

Our experienced staff and volunteers are passionate about the 12 Steps and will work with you every step of the way on your path to recovery. We firmly believe that rehabilitation begins with structure and we help our guests find that structure so they can carry it into their everyday lives.

If required, we can support people through employment issues and/or court related issues.  If you have multiple drink driving offences, it is important that you be proactive in your recovery before you get to court.

WHERE IS THE RETREAT NZ LOCATED?

Set in the lush native bush of Warkworth, an hour north of Auckland, The Retreat NZ is an intimate place with limited capacity. At any one time we operate with between 8 and 12 guests in primary care. All guests stay for a 30-day rehab programme but there are options for an extended stay for those who need and/or want it. To be admitted into The Retreat NZ, you must be at least three days sober off alcohol. If you are finding it difficult to meet this requirement, you may be eligible for our Social Detox programme.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE 30-DAY REHAB PROGRAMME?

A pre-registration consultation over the phone is required, and guests must demonstrate a willingness to change. If you live in Auckland, you are welcome to come up and have a look at our facility and complete the pre-registration in person.  Our experience shows that transformation is difficult when guests don’t desire it, so our community is not for everyone. If you need further structured intervention we can help, however we do not offer a clinical diagnosis or clinical therapy. Please note that we are not a medical detox clinic, but we do offer Social Detox and can make referrals if necessary.

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WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THE RETREAT NZ TO START MY RECOVERY JOURNEY?

  • Highly experienced staff and volunteers who have overcome alcohol addiction themselves and are uniquely placed to help
  • DAAPANZ registered AOD Practitioners who facilitate group and one-on-one sessions
  • Fully integrated with the 12 Step programme of recovery and 12 Step community
  • Solely focussed on guests with alcohol dependency (we don’t take anyone with other substance dependencies) allowing us to focus on what we know best and enabling you to relate to your fellow guests
  • A 60% success rate over ten years of operation in New Zealand  – our programmes are modelled off the highly successful The Retreat USA which has been operating in Minnesota for over 30 years
  • We are HealthCERT certified by the Ministry of Health NZ and regularly audited to ensure a high standard of care for our guests

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NEED SUPPORT COPING WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY?

At The Retreat NZ we know that alcoholism affects the entire family and therefore we prioritise involving the family in all of our programmes. Since alcoholism can affect a family dynamic and strain the relationships, we believe that it’s important to support everyone on the path to a healthy recovery. By including the family, we can help our guests understand the boundaries that are necessary for healthy, long-term relationships with their loved ones.

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GET HELP NOW

If you’re ready to receive the support you need to help your loved one find recovery from alcohol addiction and are interested in finding out more about our 30-Day Residential programme, please fill out the form and one of our dedicated staff members will contact you for more information. Or feel free to contact us on 0800 276 237 – help is just a phone call away.

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