Rehabilitation (Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal)

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.

Client Services

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.

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LTW has developed some strong working relationships with other external providers in the local area to improve our program.

  • On site Case worker engagement
  • Psychologist
  • Financial Counsellor
  • Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
  • Community Health Service
  • Aboriginal Family Support Services including Gambling and Community Development services
  • Tafe workshops i.e Woodwork, Conservation and Land Management
  • Medical GP
  • Hepatitis SA Education Sessions
  • Smoking Ceremony
  • Talking Circles
  • Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
  • Job networks
  • Centrelink Support
  • Cultural programs including camping
  • NAIDOC activities
  • Cooking meals
  • Basic Woodwork
  • Cleaning rosters and duties
  • Personal hygiene
  • House Meetings
  • Graduation ceremonies
  • Shopping activities
  • Weekend activities i.e. fishing and barbeques



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