The core treatment programme is based on the approach pioneered by the Hazelden Foundation (Minnesota). This combines individual and group therapy with the structure of the 12 step recovery model as used by Alcoholics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
The programme includes:
- 30 day residential; therapy
- therapy on individual and group basis
- family concerned person participation in order to provide an accurate and realistic picture of a person addiction
- talks/information seminars on treatment-related topics i.e., denial, anger, self awareness.
- input from other counselling agencies for possible referral, if required.
- therapeutic work such as light household duties, yoga, drama, music, art, gardening, crafts and the benefits of spiritual support to help the inner journey to recovery
During residential treatment each person is assigned an individual counsellor who accompanies a person on the journey through White Oaks.
Residents have the opportunity to attend Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous meetings while in treatment.