Clinical Approach

Arrow Health is a leading addiction treatment provider in Australia.

Clinical Approach

Arrow Health is different to other rehabs. Our programs are informed by international best-practise and based on the Minnesota Model and Therapeutic Community Model.

We provide the best possible therapeutic care and expertise for patients and bring peace of mind to families and friends that their loved one is in good hands.

Our holistic approach treats clients physically through a detox (medicated if required), abstinence; and treats the psychological and mental health of clients and their families’ through a mix of proven therapeutic approaches including:

  • Neuroscience
  • Detox and abstinence
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Group therapy
  • Trans-theoretical model
  • Self-efficacy
  • Positive psychology
  • Behavioural family therapy
  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
 
Detox and Abstinence
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?

 

Detox is a process where one rids the body of unhealthy substances.

Abstinence is the practice of refraining from ingesting drugs/alcohol.

 

 

  • Inpatient Program
  • Supported Transitional Housing

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?
A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviour patterns.

 

  • Inpatient Program
  • Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Aftercare Program

 

Psycho-education
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?
Education and information about addiction and recovery.

 

  • All programs

 

Group Therapy
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?

A form of psychotherapy in which people meet in a group, with a facilitator to describe, discuss and work through their problems.

Patients gain insight into their own thoughts and behaviour and offer support to others.

 

  • Inpatient Program
  • Family Programs

 

Trans-theoretical Model
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?
An integrative theory of therapy that assesses an individual’s readiness to act on a new, healthier behaviour, and provides strategies to guide the process of change.

 

  • All Programs

 

Self-efficacy and Motivation
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?
Self-efficacy refers to people’s beliefs about their ability to succeed or accomplish a task. These beliefs determine how people feel, think, behave and motivate themselves.

 

  • All programs

 

Positive Psychology
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?
The scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It is the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive.

 

  • All programs

 

Behavioural Family Therapy
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?
A therapeutic approach which aims to help families going through difficulties in their relationships. This group treatment is focuses on changing thought patterns and overt behaviour to improve the interactions between family members.

 

  • Inpatient Program
  • Family Counselling
  • Family Programs
  • Adolescent Program
  • Supported Transitional Housing

 

Neuroscience of Addiction
What Is It?
Which Arrow Health Program is it used in?
Research designed to determine changes in the brain that occur in conjunction with the development of addiction.

 

  • All programs

 

Expertise

Our qualified team has over 30 years’ experience in the medical and AOD sector. Staff combine their qualifications with their own lived experience with addiction and recovery. Meet the team.

Staff have a range of qualifications including:

  • Masters of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Masters of Clinical Family Therapy
  • Masters in Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science and Community Welfare
  • Bachelor of Dual Diagnosis in Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Human Services
  • Graduate Diploma in AOD
  • Graduate Diploma in Community Development
  • Diploma of Addiction Counselling
  • Diploma in AOD and Mental Health
  • Diploma in Community Welfare Work
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
  • Certificate IV in Nursing
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health

Real Stories

  • Luke

    Former Client

    When I came into Arrow I was fragile, broken and felt like I was beaten by my addiction. I’d lost all hope and burnt a lot of bridges. I walked out of my assessment and felt like I had a chance. From my first day of treatment, the staff were great. They made it easier. I learnt a lot and now, 6 months later, I feel like a new man.

  • Rodney

    Former Client

    Arrow didn’t care that I was in custody when my wife first approached them. They told us that it didn’t matter how I came to rehab, as long as I got there. And it was the support and structure provided by the Arrow program that directed me onto my path of recovery. Doing the Arrow program taught me a lot about the disease of addiction and everything that comes with it. Arrow introduced me to group therapy and counselling. I have learned to prioritise my recovery every day. I have been able to reconnect with my family and develop new friendship groups with people that are supportive and experiencing the same things as me. I am 6 months clean and most importantly have the tools in place to manage my recovery and finally get my life back on track.

  • Rosa

    Wife of Former Client

    As we made our way up the driveway I was struck by the beauty of the countryside and the lovely building. The bedrooms are cosy and comfortable. It felt like a sanctuary. It was comforting knowing that my husband was in a safe place with experienced staff and I’m happy to say – he’s like a different person now. It’s not always easy, but things are getting better each day.