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The Difference

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    The Difference is a rurally located, private rehabilitation centre for people with drug or alcohol dependency. We offer rehab for meth, cocaine and a range of other drug addictions and for addiction to all types of alcohol. The Difference is located in Auckland but welcomes people from across New Zealand.

    • Our programmes are carefully developed to suit you.
    • Choose from three levels of support from a week-long detox to an intensive 30-day treatment.
    • Treatment includes a comprehensive 12-step programme.
    • Our holistic approach includes counselling, yoga and group therapy.

    Staff

    Our experienced team of drug and alcohol counsellors, wellbeing experts and medical staff provides support where necessary for our alcohol and drug rehabilitation programmes. Meet our team here

    Programme

    Seven-day Social Detox Programme

    Our 7-day social detox programme removes you from aspects of your life that trigger your drug or alcohol issues. It provides a respite from these daily triggers and can give you a start on your recovery by helping you to break the connection to your dependency.
     
    You'll meet with our nurse and doctor for an assessment as well as one of our counsellors and you'll undergo a full medical before starting your drug or alcohol withdrawal treatment and detox. Also included are counselling sessions with our clinical director and intensive supervision to monitor your progress and help you with any obstacles.
     
    Alongside your treatment, we also offer family support. We know that support from your family is a major part of your recovery so we work with you and your loved ones to help you explain your addiction to them and to rebuild your relationships with them in a new way.
     
    Read more about this programme here

    Level 1 Initial Programme (14 days)

    The 14-day programme is tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle. During your two week stay with us, you'll learn what it's like to live a life free from drugs and alcohol and you will get to experience what recovery looks like.
     
    You'll meet with our nurse and doctor for an assessment as well as one of our counsellors and you'll undergo a full medical before starting your drug or alcohol withdrawal treatment and detox. Once you have completed your initial detox you'll move to the recovery stage. This includes group therapy, individual counselling, the 12-step programme which is an integral part of our process and extra classes such as yoga.
     
    Alongside your treatment, we also offer family support. We know that support from your family is a major part of your recovery so we work with you and your loved ones to help you explain your addiction to them and to rebuild your relationships with them in a new way.

    Aftercare can include appointments with medical professionals or counsellors and assistance with finding new accommodation if needed. Before you leave us we'll help you draw up a plan to move on with your life including tools for dealing with relapses.

    Read more about this programme here

    Level 2 Extensive Programme (30 days)

    You'll meet with our nurse and doctor for an assessment as well as one of our counsellors and you'll undergo a full medical before starting your drug or alcohol withdrawal treatment and detox. Once you have completed your initial detox you'll move to the recovery stage. This includes group therapy, individual counselling, the 12-step programme which is an integral part of our process and extra classes such as yoga.
     
    Alongside your treatment, we also offer family support. We know that support from your family is a major part of your recovery so we work with you and your loved ones to help you explain your addiction to them and to rebuild your relationships with them in a new way.

    Aftercare can include appointments with medical professionals or counsellors and assistance with finding new accommodation if needed. Before you leave us we'll help you draw up a plan to move on with your life including tools for dealing with relapses.

    Read more about this programme here

    Age groups

    • Adult / Pakeke
    • Older adult / Kaumātua