The B.R.A.D.A.A.G Rehabilitation Program (Tennant Creek, N.T) was established in 1982 as a community based group to address Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) issues in the Tennant Creek and greater Barkly region. Initially the focus of the group was on providing a safe place for intoxicated persons to ‘sober-up’ where they would not be a cause of harm to themselves or others and a sobering up shelter was established in 1984. During the last thirty years BRADAAG has grown into a respected organisation and have experienced significant growth in their services and facilities.
The Rehabilitation Program is a three-month program designed to assist clients in understanding their addiction, its causes, and the way behaviour needs to alter in order to combat their dependency.
Both men and women are accepted into the program, and all clients are assessed as to their suitability to enter into the program by one of the BRADAAG Case Workers. The Case Worker works with the client on an individual basis to come up with a personal treatment plan. One-on-one sessions with their Case Worker and group therapy are both excellent ways to help learn new strategies to help deal with addiction, misuse and relapse.
Education sessions on how to minimise the harm created by alcohol consumption and/or other drug, and the social consequences of such behaviour, are highlighted. Life skills, personal development including anger management, literacy & learning, nutrition, financial budgeting and health & hygiene make this a diverse program. Cultural activities, recreation and physical exercise are also very important components of the program.
For four mornings a week all clients are engaged in work therapy on a voluntary basis for the community of Tennant Creek. This element of the program has proved very successful and is popular with the clients as it not only improves their skill base and employability, but also gives them a renewed sense of self-worth.
Maximum Number of Residents: 20
Age Range : 18 Years +
Appromimate Payment: 80% Centrelink or ($175.00 A week)
Length of Stay: 3 months
Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs