The Karuna Program can be a short-stay program of 8 weeks, or the first phase of a longer stay at the Karralika Therapeutic Community supporting single adults, couples and families with rehabilitative care in a residential setting.
Over 8 weeks, the Karuna Program offers a short-stay residential treatment program for individuals who want to begin to address their alcohol or drug dependence.
Individuals are supported and introduced to the Therapeutic Community model, its principles, practices and language. Group and individual sessions and education seminars form part of the Karuna Short-stay Program. A range of social and living skills development activities are offered over the course of the 8 week program to help residents gather basic knowledge about their health and alcohol or other drug use and develop skills to support their growth and life change. Being part of the community entails participating in all aspects of community life including cooking, maintenance and cleaning as well as creative therapies, tai chi and other recreational activities.
At the end of the Program, residents can move into the next phase of the Therapeutic Community at Karralika through the Adult Program or the Family Program or may seek to continue treatment through our Nexus Program (including the Men’s Halfway House and After-care program). Some might choose to move back into the community and we will support them through our Outreach Program. Staff can also assist individuals to find another service that is right for them and their needs.