The Goldbridge Residential program runs for a nominal six-month period, however the duration of the program can vary depending on individual treatment needs.
Residents of Goldbridge participate in ‘work crews’, which facilitate the day-to-day activities and management of the rehabilitation community. They are entirely responsible for the cooking, cleaning and general maintenance of the facility. This is seen as an integral part of the Goldbridge Program, and is essential in rediscovering life-skills for successful recovery, as well as fostering a sense of belonging.
Residents attend group counselling and therapy sessions for the duration of the residential program to address the underlying issues that have resulted in the chronic and habitual misuse of alcohol or other drugs. A range of health and psycho-education groups are also provided which aim to provide all residents with knowledge about the nature of addiction and co-occurring mental conditions. The purpose of these groups is to access vital information to aid recovery and learn strategies to deal with the effects of both addiction and associated mental illness.
Goldbridge employs a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals, including people in the fields of psychology, social work, medicine and education, as well as Goldbridge graduates who have gone through certification in AOD and mental health work.
There is an optional and highly recommended ‘Transition-to-Community’ program available to residents after completion of the residential treatment phase of the program, to assist with settling back in to every-day life.
For further information about the residential program, please visit the FAQ’s page.