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Here we answer some of your questions about The Retreat. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

What is The Retreat about?

The Retreat is a 12 step residential programme of recovery. You are called Guests in our rehab. You will be immersed in a programme that will educate you and change your lives, if you are open and willing. It will give you a new set of tools to help you to live a wonderful life if you work at it. Our staff and volunteers are passionate about the 12 steps and will guide you and work with you every step of the way.

How does The Retreat work?

The Retreat, an alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facility, is a sacred place that works in harmony with the 12 step programme. The seed of hope will be sown and you will flourish and grow. It is the start of the rest of your life.

The Retreat separates the guests from their drinking or addictive environment and surrounds them with like-minded people who are passionate about finding sobriety. It reinforces the idea that recovery is a “we” program. It introduces guests to fellow alcoholics and addicts whose drinking or drug abuse problems have been solved and shows guests precisely how to get sober. The Retreat is firmly grounded in the principles of 12 Step recovery. We help guests become aware of their condition, embrace honesty and take direction leading to not only abstinence but improved quality of life.

How many people will be at The Retreat when I am here?

The Retreat is a small intimate place. It is like your home away from home. We operate between 10 and 15 guests in primary care at one time. You get your own room so you can get some privacy and a space to call your own for your 30 day stay.

How much does it cost?

$11,960 including GST. This includes accommodation, all meals, and of course The Retreat 30 day programme.

What are the admission requirements?

You must be at least 3 days sober off alcohol; and 7 days clean off “P”.  If you don’t think you can manage this, talk to our staff about whether or not you may qualify for “social detox”  You must have completed a preregistration completed by a staff member on the phone or in person so we can gauge that you are coming to the right place for you. Importantly, you must have a willingness to change.

What family support is available?

We have an ‘app’ for families to stay connected and to provide access to resources.

If required, we can organise one-on-one meetings with our CEO for the families and loved ones to help find a solution to problems and concerns going on in their lives.  We are committed to helping families recover because families get sick too.

When is Family Group?

A family group is held on the last Sunday of every month at 3pm. We are hoping to organise AL-Anon meetings in-house on Wednesday evenings. Check to see if they are currently open.

Structured Intervention, Clinical Diagnosis and Clinical Therapy:

While the Retreat does not offer these services directly, we can put you in touch with our clinical colleagues who can undertake the following:

  • Structured Intervention
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • Clinical Therapy.

This takes place off-site and is not directly under the auspices of The Retreat. Just ask our staff to refer you to our clinical colleagues.

What is an alcohol and drug detox?

An alcohol and drug detox clinic is quite different from a residential rehab centre like The Retreat NZ.

A detox clinic is a medical facility, staffed by trained doctors and nurses that are trained in managing withdrawal symptoms. We can refer you to an independent provider that offers detox services.  We provide social detox which is quite different to medical detox.  Your doctor would decide if you are able to do a social detox.

Not all patients need to use a medical detox

Some withdrawals, such as that from an alcohol detox, can be life-threatening. Depending on the substance and level of dependency, a medical detox treatment may also be required. A drug detox can be varied and have different symptoms.

The Retreat NZ  does not offer medical or alcohol and drug detox but we can refer you to private detox facilities.

The Retreat NZ Difference

Our staff and volunteers share their time and experiences of their own journey to recovery.

They have been through alcohol and drug addiction themselves and they want to bring about change through community and the 12 step programme.

What should I look for when choosing an alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre?

It is extremely important that, when selecting an alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre and programme, you ask questions to find one able to help you reach your rehab goals. Before you do that, you have to be ready and willing to make the change in your life.

Define what a successful residential rehab experience looks like to you.

Would completing an alcohol and substance recovery programme, and remaining sober for 30 days be a success? 6 months? How about a year?

Making a connection to the right programme will make it much more likely that you complete the programme successfully, and maintain your sobriety after you return to your life.

Is The Retreat the right alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility for me?

Our alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre provides an immersive, supportive, 30-day intensive rehabilitation programme modelled on The Retreat USA. Our primary goal is enabling our guests to understand and practice the power of the 12-Step programme of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous. Our alcohol and drug rehabilitation programme is grounded within the most famous and successful rehabilitation programme on the planet.

How do we assist with Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention?

We want to make sure that you will not only find success but also enjoy your stay at The Retreat’s residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation programme. Give us a call – we’re completely transparent and happy to answer any questions you may have.

Any more questions?

We want to make sure that you will not only find success but enjoy your stay at The Retreat’s residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation programme. Give us a call – we’re completely transparent and happy to answer any questions you may have.

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