After 10 years of pioneering individualised holistic and integrated treatment, The Sanctuary Byron Bay is proud to announce the establishment of the Sanctuary Recovery House in May this year. The Sanctuary Recovery House is a supported residential home bridging the gap between intensive treatment and healthy, independent living. It provides support in a post-rehab supported environment. The Sanctuary Recovery House was developed to help people in early recovery from drug and alcohol use, learn how to deal with their underlying problems and practice sober living in their day to day lives. The Recovery House is situated in Byron Bay and is limited to five people.
For many people, ceasing regular use of drugs and alcohol is not the main issue in treatment. Many people can and do stop using for a period of time when sufficiently motivated, or when supply abruptly ceases. However, what proves difficult is continued and sustained abstinence. Most people use substances to avoid something, so when they stop using substances they are faced with exactly what they are trying to avoid in the first place – difficult underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, insecurities, trauma or unsatisfactory relationships. Without proper therapeutic guidance or support, any unresolved issue can overwhelm or be experienced as so overly distressing that return to substance use once again becomes a viable ‘solution’, especially when underlying issues remain unaddressed.
The Sanctuary Recovery House was established to address this very need for support and guidance at the early stages of recovery. By addressing the underlying issues with experienced therapists and supporting each client to establish a healthy, positive routine from the outset, the pitfalls of early recovery can be avoided, ensuring the best chance for a fulfilling long term recovery.
A stay at the Sanctuary Recovery House includes:
Residents are also encouraged to access external supports such as body-workers and other practitioners in the community. We also expect residents to attend 12-step meetings or to access equivalent support, thereby assuming personal responsibility for their own recovery, but in a safe and supported environment.
A minimum stay of 28 days is required. Contact us for further information