The day starts at 6am. There is a morning walk, group therapy and education sessions, independent living skills groups and an afternoon walk each day. The program finishes at 8.30pm with lights out at 10.00pm.
Your CentreLink payment goes into a supervised trust fund account and you receive a weekly allowance for personal expenses.
Come prepared with enough personal resources and toiletries to last three weeks as it sometimes takes this long for enough CentreLink money to build up in your account.
There is no borrowing, buying or lending money. Settle all bills, loans or direct debits or put them on hold prior to admission, or allocate someone to take care of them. Self-funded clients must be two weeks in advance for treatment at all times.
You will be asked about your medications during assessment. On admission day the Goldbridge Nurse will conduct a full medical assessment, don’t forget to bring your medications and prescriptions with you. A Visiting Medical Officer will assess your medication needs and prescriptions will be filled as required. You must advise the Intake and Assessment team of any injuries/illnesses prior to admission.
All residents are on restrictions for the first two weeks but are still allowed contact with their children. This can be telephone, Skype/zoom or letter. You can also have a visit with your children on the weekends. Your case worker and buddy will explain this in more detail when you arrive. Goldbridge also offers the opportunity to record you reading stories to give to your children.
Treats can be purchased/consumed only on weekends. Haircuts can be planned for your ‘on leave’ hours as you progress through the program. No mobile phones are allowed in the Therapeutic Community, other than when on leave towards the end of the program. Magazines are not allowed, however, some reading materials may be approved.
Not unless you let them know. We will not confirm or deny your presence in the TC to anyone unless you have given us written permission to do so, or if we are required to do so under Queensland or Federal Law.
Established in 1987, Goldbridge provides a results-driven drug and alcohol rehabilitation program on the Gold Coast. It has built a reputation for achieving real and sustainable recovery outcomes through a focus on radical personal change, enhanced psychological well-being and social functioning. Its Therapeutic Community program successfully reduces the risk of relapse and assists to overcome the challenges of settling back into mainstream society.
Goldbridge acknowledges and pay respects to the traditional Aboriginal people of the Gold Coast and their descendants. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.
Goldbridge celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services. We offer support to people without judgement or discrimination.