Withdrawal management services
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- Our Inpatient Withdrawal Unit provides a state-wide service from St Johns Park, New Town.
- Transport options are available from across Tasmania.
About the Unit
- We provide high quality care to help you withdraw from alcohol and other drugs.
- Your admission will involve a 7-10 day stay at the Unit.
- We have ten beds with four shared rooms, one single room and an observation room.
- The Unit is staffed 24 hours per day by specialist nurses and alcohol and drug workers.
- There is 24-hour medical cover with specialist doctors on-site weekdays and on call after hours.
Our service provides:
- medically supervised safe withdrawal
- health education and life skills
- support during the different stages of your recovery process
- stress management and relaxation therapies
- development of relapse prevention strategies
- support when dealing with anxiety and/or depression
- discharge planning
- access to TV, movies, 8 ball, table tennis and craft activities
- some exercise options.
Referrals and admission information
- You can be referred by your doctor, another health professional or another service.
- Admissions are planned and our doctors admit new clients Monday to Friday.
- Treatment plans including discharge arrangements are set up prior to your stay.
- Prior to admission, you will be given a Client Agreement to read, discuss and sign.
- The Agreement outlines the rules and operating procedures of the Unit.
- To help remain focused on your treatment the Unit has a 'no visitor' policy.
- You will not be able to make or receive phone calls during your stay.
- Some personal items including mobile phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the unit.
- A full list of what you can bring will be given to you when your admission is being arranged.
- Smoking is not permitted in the treatment facility, including the outdoor courtyard, or grounds.
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available. A small supply can be given on discharge.
- We protect your privacy while in our care.
- Any discussions between you and your doctor, nurse or other health service provider are confidential.
- There are some rare situations where personal information may have to be released. We will explain these to you prior to admission.
Where to get more information
- For more information about referrals and admission, please phone 1300 139 641.
- For more information about the Unit, contact us.