"Thanks to my family for calling The Retreat and arranging my stay, I am now sober and have come to realize just how much pain I was inflicting on those who loved me the most. I don't know where I'd be without everyone."
The Retreat is a registered New Zealand Non-Profit Charity
The Retreat Works with Families
Don't let Alcohol and Drugs put your family under siege. Here at The Retreat we know just how much damage substance abuse inflicts on not just those who drink but their friends and loved ones. A key part of effective recovery is involving families in the recovery.
To this end, we run regular family workshops, where you can come to learn, share and meet others. People who are at all stages of their recovery share their story and help guide the transition from treatment to home.
The Retreat Model was developed in 1998 and has shown increasingly positive outcome rates which now exceed traditional treatment at a quarter of the cost. The Retreat's 30-day residential programme relies on a simple approach that:
Separates the guests from their environment
Surrounds them with like-minded individuals who are passionate about recovery, constantly re-enforcing the idea that recovery is a 'we' programme
Introduces the guests to fellow people whose abuse has been solved who show our guests how to live healthy, happy lives free from their condition
The Retreat is firmly grounded in the principles of 12-Step recovery. We help guests become aware of their condition, embrace honesty and take direction leading to not only abstinence but improved quality of life.
Our guests are treated with dignity and respect, and is the most affordable private residential care in New Zealand. If alcohol or drugs are causing you or someone you love problems, seize the moment, call us and start to turn your life around.