The Bardo

We are a leading private and confidential health retreat located between Brisbane & the Gold Coast regions.

Prescription Drug Rehabilitation

Recovery from prescription medication addiction

Dependency on benzodiazepines and pain medications can be an unintentional addiction. Often starting out as a prescription to a genuine issue at some stage it can develop into dependency without warning until it’s too late.

For individuals struggling with prescription drug addiction, finding effective rehabilitation options is crucial.

The Bardo offers a range of professional and compassionate detox and rehabilitation programs to help you get life back on track.

Our discrete rehab service prides itself on privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity so you can rest assured you will be in a safe, comfortable, and secure space.

Need to break the cycle of prescription drug dependency?

Is it taking a toll on your health, work, or relationships? Are you having difficulty knowing who to turn to? Then it’s time to let our highly skilled team to help you.
Feel free to call us on 0411 071 146

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Overcoming Addiction and Rebuilding Lives @ The Bardo

For individuals struggling with prescription drug addiction, finding effective rehabilitation options is crucial. Located on The Gold Coast, known for its beautiful beaches and serene hinterland, The Bardo offers a range of professional and compassionate opioid rehabilitation programs to help you get life back on track.

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Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drugs are relatively easy to get access too, hence the reason why this type of drug addiction is so widespread in today’s society. Some prescription drugs can be highly addictive, these include pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives.

In Australia, Benzodiazepines and Analgesics are most commonly abused. Individuals taking either of these can quickly become dependent through no fault of their own and quite often need a detox and rehabilitation stay to break free from the unexpected cycle of addiction that they find themselves in.

We specialise in the following programs and treatments:

Addiction & Mental Health

Behavioral addiction

Anxiety

Executive burnout

Mood disorders

PTSD

Trauma

Programs & Treatments

Counselling

Aftercare support

Holistic therapies

Private & Confidential

Our discrete service prides itself on privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity so you can rest assured you will be in a safe, comfortable, and secure space. We are a sanctuary from the outside world where you are able to focus on your recovery with professional support. Any records of your stay will only be shared with your permission and not recorded on any system or database that can be accessed by any other agency or eHealth records.

If you are located in the Gold Coast and looking for a private & confidential drug & alcohol rehab addiction facility, then contact The Bardo today and change your life forever.

Private & Confidential

Our discrete service prides itself on privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity so you can rest assured you will be in a safe, comfortable, and secure space. We are a sanctuary from the outside world where you are able to focus on your recovery with professional support. Any records of your stay will only be shared with your permission and not recorded on any system or database that can be accessed by any other agency or eHealth records.

If you are located in the Gold Coast and looking for a private & confidential drug & alcohol rehab addiction facility, then contact The Bardo today and change your life forever.

Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drugs are relatively easy to get access too, hence the reason why this type of drug addiction is so widespread in today’s society. Some prescription drugs can be highly addictive, these include pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives.

In Australia, Benzodiazepines and Analgesics are most commonly abused. Individuals taking either of these can quickly become dependent through no fault of their own and quite often need a detox and rehabilitation stay to break free from the unexpected cycle of addiction that they find themselves in.

Benzodiazepines are minor tranquilisers and are most often prescribed by doctors to relieve anxiety or help people sleep. Benzodiazepines include drugs under the popular brand names Valium, Xanax, and Serepax.

Analgesics, such as codeine and oxycodone, are a class of drugs primarily used to alleviate pain. In Australia, as in many other parts of the world, they are widely prescribed for a variety of conditions where intense or chronic pain exists.

Breaking the cycle of medication dependency

The team at The Bardo understand that the continued use of prescription drugs can have devastating effects on both physical and mental health, as well as personal relationships and overall well-being.
Prescription drug addiction is a complex issue that requires specialised care and treatment. Recognising the signs and seeking help is the first step towards anyone’s recovery.

Addiction often creates a vicious cycle that is difficult to break without professional intervention. The Bardo’s prescription rehabilitation programs help break this cycle by providing tailored treatment plans, therapies, and ongoing Aftercare support.

At The Bardo we focus on your metal health by supporting our you in understanding your relationship with addiction. We assist you to build skills for lasting change. Your psychological health is supported via intensive one-to-one drug and alcohol counselling, wellbeing counselling, and life coaching sessions.

Your physical health is supported through our clinical nutritionist, chef cooked meals, personal training, yoga, massage, and acupuncture. Your spiritual and psychosocial health is supported by rebuilding relationships, family inclusive practice, and community engagement via outings and entertainment. All of these components are focussed on rebuilding your well-being and sense of connectedness.

Breaking the cycle of medication dependency

The team at The Bardo understand that the continued use of prescription drugs can have devastating effects on both physical and mental health, as well as personal relationships and overall well-being.
Prescription drug addiction is a complex issue that requires specialised care and treatment. Recognising the signs and seeking help is the first step towards anyone’s recovery.

Addiction often creates a vicious cycle that is difficult to break without professional intervention. The Bardo’s prescription rehabilitation programs help break this cycle by providing tailored treatment plans, therapies, and ongoing Aftercare support.

At The Bardo we focus on your metal health by supporting our you in understanding your relationship with addiction. We assist you to build skills for lasting change. Your psychological health is supported via intensive one-to-one drug and alcohol counselling, wellbeing counselling, and life coaching sessions.

Your physical health is supported through our clinical nutritionist, chef cooked meals, personal training, yoga, massage, and acupuncture. Your spiritual and psychosocial health is supported by rebuilding relationships, family inclusive practice, and community engagement via outings and entertainment. All of these components are focussed on rebuilding your well-being and sense of connectedness.

Pharmacotherapy

Pharmacotherapy is an essential component in the management and eventual discontinuation of prescription medications, particularly opioids. When patients are transitioning off opioids, intermediate pharmacotherapy, such as Methadone or Suboxone, is often utilised. These medications work by reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings, which can make the process of tapering off opioids more manageable.

Methadone, a long-acting opioid agonist, can help stabilise patients by preventing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings. It is typically administered in a controlled clinical setting to ensure proper dosage and monitoring. Suboxone, which contains buprenorphine and naloxone, is another effective option. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that helps alleviate withdrawal symptoms, while naloxone helps prevent misuse by causing withdrawal symptoms if the medication is injected.

The transition to pharmacotherapy is carefully managed by our team who collaborate with an appropriate prescriber. This collaboration ensures a tailored approach that meets the specific needs of each patient. During the initial stages of this transition, close supervision is crucial to determine the correct dosage and to monitor the patient’s response to the medication. This careful oversight helps ensure that the patient feels comfortable and supported throughout the process.

Ultimately, the goal of pharmacotherapy in this context is to provide a safer and more controlled means of reducing dependence on prescription opioids, paving the way for a healthier, drug-free life.

Admission

Admission to our rehab program requires that you have completed your intake assessment and detox. You will then seamlessly transition into the rehabilitation phase where the focus shifts towards developing strategies to foster resilience and a solid foundation of recovery.

Admission

Admission to our rehab program requires that you have completed your intake assessment and detox. You will then seamlessly transition into the rehabilitation phase where the focus shifts towards developing strategies to foster resilience and a solid foundation of recovery.

Counselling

Our team of expert counsellors will continue to support you during the rehabilitation process, employing a variety of counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness practices.

Our team includes an Addiction Counsellor, a Well-being Counsellor, and a Life Coach, all dedicated to helping you navigate your past, present, and future.

Daily Therapies and Activities

At The Bardo, our holistic approach incorporates daily therapies to provide comprehensive support that addresses all aspects of an individual’s well-being, including mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Our team of professional therapists provides a range of modalities to enrich your rehabilitation journey, including:

  • Body Work Therapy and Yoga
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Personal Training and Contrast Therapy
  • Nutritional support and guidance
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy

 We can arrange additional therapeutic modalities based on your specific needs, ensuring that we customise an individualised treatment plan for every guest at The Bardo.

At The Bardo, we also organise meaningful recreational activities that not only entertain but also promote personal growth and joy. These pursuits help guests discover new passions and rebuild confidence, enhancing their recovery and well-being.

Daily Therapies and Activities

At The Bardo, our holistic approach incorporates daily therapies to provide comprehensive support that addresses all aspects of an individual’s well-being, including mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Our team of professional therapists provides a range of modalities to enrich your rehabilitation journey, including:

  • Body Work Therapy and Yoga
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Personal Training and Contrast Therapy
  • Nutritional support and guidance
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy

 We can arrange additional therapeutic modalities based on your specific needs, ensuring that we customise an individualised treatment plan for every guest at The Bardo.

At The Bardo, we also organise meaningful recreational activities that not only entertain but also promote personal growth and joy. These pursuits help guests discover new passions and rebuild confidence, enhancing their recovery and well-being.

Food and Nutrition

At The Bardo, we prioritise the role of good food and nutrition during rehabilitation, recognising that food is a form of medicine. Our chef prepares healthy gourmet meals rich in nutrients, supporting both mental and physical recovery.

These meals, prepared using seasonal organic produce, are not only nourishing but also a delight for the soul. Additionally, our chef indulges in creating freshly baked treats as healthy alternatives to satisfy cravings.

We cater to all dietary preferences and needs at The Bardo. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or have food allergies or intolerances, our chef ensures that every meal is tailored to meet your requirements and tastes.

Aftercare Program

We consider a comprehensive aftercare program essential for successful recovery at The Bardo. After completing their residential stay, guests are not left to navigate their recovery journey alone. Instead, they receive a comprehensive recovery plan tailored to support their transition into their new life. This plan is designed to help individuals sustain and build upon the changes they’ve experienced at The Bardo.

As part of our aftercare program, guests will be provided with follow-up sessions with our counselling team. Additionally, we encourage guests to schedule visits to The Bardo after completing their stay by prior arrangement, and our phone is always open to receive calls after you leave.

Aftercare Program

We consider a comprehensive aftercare program essential for successful recovery at The Bardo. After completing their residential stay, guests are not left to navigate their recovery journey alone. Instead, they receive a comprehensive recovery plan tailored to support their transition into their new life. This plan is designed to help individuals sustain and build upon the changes they’ve experienced at The Bardo.

As part of our aftercare program, guests will be provided with follow-up sessions with our counselling team. Additionally, we encourage guests to schedule visits to The Bardo after completing their stay by prior arrangement, and our phone is always open to receive calls after you leave.

What to expect

We understand that the decision to choose where to stay can be difficult. We want to make your stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

24-Hour Support

Our experienced team is accessible 24/7 to offer the care and support you require, whether it's a listening ear, medication management, or help with any aspect of your stay.

Our staff members are skilled in delivering compassionate care and support, aiming to make sure you feel secure and supported during your entire stay.

Private Rooms

We value the importance of privacy and comfort for our guests during their stay. That's why we offer private rooms with dedicated bathrooms, ensuring you have your own space to unwind and rejuvenate.

Airport Pickup / Transfers

We understand that getting to and from The Bardo can be a challenge, especially if you are coming from out of town.

That's why we offer airport pickup and transfer services to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Staying Connected

to It is important for you to stay connected with your loved ones and friends.

Here at The Bardo we allow guests to bring their mobile phones and laptops to allow connection to family and supportive friends.

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