Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal (LTW) is a live-in, non-medical drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for men and is located at Monarto, a one hour drive from Adelaide City.
Clients of ASG who have undertaken the Stabilisation Program and who require longer-term rehabilitation are referred to LTW.
Located on a farm at Monarto. Clients ‘live-in’ for a 12 – 24 week period and are assisted through a number of programs to recover from alcohol or other substance misuse lifestyles. Prior to entry, clients must undertake a needs assessment with ASG’s Assessment, Referral and Counselling team to ensure that they are ready for stabilisation and receive appropriate care.
Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal, meaning ‘clan, family, community’ healing place, adopts a holistic approach by treating the underlying grief as well as the disorder. The programs encompass traditional cultural methods of teaching and learning, which increase the effectiveness of the recovery process. The common beliefs and rituals of various clans are considered, so that all communities can share in the healing process.
LTW’s framework comprises four strategic directions:
• Education – information about the nature of addiction and its effect on humans including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, behaviour, characteristics and attitudes.
• Skills Development – tools for sober living, structured activities for life skills, self-awareness, communication, problem solving, self-esteem, maslows hierarchy, etc.
• Counselling – one-to-one and group counselling covering stress and the foundation of emotional, mental and spiritual growth.
• Culture – learning and spiritual growth with reference to Aboriginal heritage, mediation, elders stories, dreamtime, lectures, smoke/steam ceremonies, and art/craft.
LTW provides live-in facilities for 10 residents at a time. A Manager, Caseworker/Counsellor, and a Senior Rehabilitation Careworker are available to assist clients. A ‘no-tolerance’ approach to alcohol and drugs ensures that LTW is respected as a sacred place and a safe place to heal.
LTW has developed some strong working relationships with other external providers in the local area to improve our program.
Finding Workable Solutions (FWS)
FWS is a not-for-profit community organisation that delivers high quality employment services.
FWS have been facilitating their Salvage and Save program at LTW for over one year. Salvage and Save recycles donated or salvaged goods which are then sold back into the community. LTW has a fully-equipped carpentry workshop where the salvaged goods are transformed into usable objects. This program has been of great benefit to the LTW clients and we look forward to working with FWS into the future.
Gutter to Glory – Stephen Cain
Stephen Cain is a motivational speaker who shares his personal story of ‘Gutter to Glory’. This program is designed to show participants that it is possible to make beneficial changes to their lives.
The program focuses on:
• Respect and Safety in the Workplace
• Nothing is impossible
• Value of employment
• Family Values
• Low self-esteem
This program has been funded by Department of Correctional Services.
Murray Mallee Community Health Service
Murray Mallee Community Health Service continued to provide in-house services for LTW Clients. Services include:
- Healthy cooking instruction
- Quit smoking
- Regular health checks for all residents
Hepatitis SA visits LTW fortnightly providing education on preventing and living with Hepatitis and also facilitates art workshops which is very popular with clients.