The most valuable step in one’s rehabilitation journey is a successful integration back into the community and daily life, following an abstinent-based residential program.
Research and experience has provided us with the understanding that the risk of relapse is reduced significantly if the individual is provided with ongoing support in overcoming the challenges of settling back into society.
Goldbridge’s Transition-To-Community Program has been created to assist those in abstinent-based recovery from alcohol and other drug dependancy, providing support during the transition from a residential program back to independent living in the community.
A key entry requirement is that you have completed a residential program and understand the Therapeutic Community (TC) Model, as this semi-structured program is based on modified Therapeutic Community principles. Many Goldbridge residents elect to enter the program directly after graduating from the six month Goldbridge residential program.
With a focus on embracing a healthy outlook to life, individuals move through phases of case-management support, which are progressively reduced according to a negotiated treatment plan, as higher levels of independent living skills are attained.
The program provides supervised and comfortable shared accommodation in rental properties within the local Southport community. The program is coordinated by a worker who visits the houses regularly, and the co-operative living situation encourages participants to engage in positive peer group interactions and support.
Goldbridge is able to accommodate approximately 20 people in the program spread out into four separate houses. These houses are not located next to each other. People are able to stay in the program for an initial six month period depending on their participation in case management, Relapse Prevention groups, volunteering and other factors that are taken into consideration.