About the Program The Nexus Program is a community-based alcohol and drug program that provides the critical ‘linking phase’ between treatment and community living. Through the halfway house environment, clients consolidate knowledge and skills learned through previous treatment programs and prepare to return to their own accommodation in the community gradually over a period of 3 to 6 months.
At this stage in a person’s recovery, clients can feel vulnerable. The Nexus Program provides one-on-one case management support each week with your case worker, group sessions including SMART Recovery, counselling, referrals to other services and opportunities to engage in training, employment and/or education in order to achieve and sustain their recovery goals.
Attendance at Narcotics Anonymous or other similar community-based self-help groups also continues during this stage of the program. Connections established with other agencies for a range of services ensures the most successful transition possible into the wider community. Particular emphasis at this stage is placed on career development, employment options, social relationships and practical living skills, which are supported by innovative partnerships with other community agencies
To be eligible for the Nexus Program, you must have completed initial treatment for alcohol and other drug dependency. The Program accepts referrals directly from the community, from Karralika Therapeutic Community Program, from the Solaris Therapeutic Community, and from other programs (including other residential treatment programs from interstate). Men who are stable on pharmacotherapy (Opioid Maintenance Therapy) are also eligible to apply.