The Windana Therapeutic Community (Pakenham, VIC) community offers living and learning situations for residents to develop increased well-being and self awareness.
Each person is involved in a holistic program that includes domestic and work routines; individual and group counselling, physical fitness and recreational activities.
Health and well-being is improved with the assistance of health education, diet and nutrition; naturopathic consultation and remedies.
Individual spirituality can be explored through meditation and reflection if a resident so chooses.
Residents live in self contained houses in a campus style setting on a 40 acre farm, and interact as a whole community to practice responding constructively to personal and social situations.
The community supports each of its members to actively participate in achieving their own treatment plans, developing a sense of belonging to a community that promotes longer term sustainable change.
The Program Includes
- Medical and nursing management
- Case management & support services
- Complementary therapies-naturopath,
naturopath, yoga, mindfulness groups
- Exercise and recreation
- Individual counselling and group work
including art therapy, nutrition, relapse
prevention, harm minimisation and
- Slow-Stream Pharmacotherapy reduction
from suboxone & methadone is available
Smoking is currently allowed in restricted
Maximum Number of Residents: 45
Age Range : 18 Years +
Approximate Payment: 80% Centrelink (Or $300.00 A week)
Length of Stay: 6 months
Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs
Specialised Pharmacological Withdrawal Treatment (Up to 10 Weeks)