The Journey Begins
Oceans offers a full medically assisted detox for all residents onsite. It is an expectation that residents will attempt to gradually reduce their current level of substance use in the last few days before they are scheduled to depart. Anyone requiring acute hospitalisation for severe withdrawal symptoms will spend a few days at the local private hospital.
New residents must also have a letter from their doctor confirming they are healthy enough to travel and do not suffer from any severe medical conditions, which would prevent them from completing the treatment program or create the need for acute hospitalisation during their program.
After a resident arrives at the airport, they will be welcomed at the entry gate by a team member in a private limousine.
A minor screen test will then be conducted by the team member who will assess whether the resident is ready to go straight into the treatment program, a transitional house or a Private Hospital for medically assisted detox. Residents who might require a medically assisted detox upon arrival will spend up to two to three nights in a Private Hospital depending on their current condition and needs. This is to ensure continuity of care and the resident’s safety as they enter the program.
A thorough biopsychosocial screening takes place for all new admissions upon entering the program to ascertain their immediate needs and concerns.This could be to contact family members or loved ones, take medication, get comfortable in their new surrounds, have a light meal, request specific dietary requirements and take it easy.The resident will then undergo a brief orientation, introduced to their workbooks, other residents, and staff.
Every first arrival day for residents is a grace period where the resident has the option not to engage in the therapeutic work if that is their wish. The new resident will feel comfortable, safe and relaxed. This will be opportunity for new residents to explore the environment, become acquainted with staff and other residents and touch base with loved ones and family members back home.
The staff members provide close monitoring of new residents during the induction phase process.
Family & Loves Ones
Contact with family members and support networks are essential to creating a healthy and stable recovery.
You will have access to the centre’s phones and computers during your designated free times. This is to collaborate with other organisations or agencies, build and maintain any support networks or inquire about any new Recovery Capital possibility.
Family members are also encouraged to visit clients during family times on weekends and especially towards the end of the treatment program.
A smoothest possible transition following treatment is an effective way to help build a stable foundation going forward. Family members and loved ones are encouraged to be involved in the treatment plan as much as possible and accommodation can be arranged for family members close by.