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Aranda House



Aranda House is a 20 bed residential rehabilitation facility that offers a 12 week program and an eight or 16 week program for volatile substance users in the Northern Territory. The program uses a Therapeutic Community model where residents are actively involved in their own personal recovery in a supportive and caring environment.

Aranda House also offers an initial detoxification and withdrawal service that can be co-managed with other health services should a medical detox be necessary. Aranda House provides one-on-one case work, group therapy, sport, recreation and healthy lifestyle activities. External service providers and professionals are also engaged to provide appropriate services to our residents.

A Therapeutic Community involves a participative, group-based approach to the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. The approach is residential with the resident instrumental in the running of the program which includes group therapy as well as practical activities.

The guiding principle of all DASA programs, including Aranda House Therapeutic Community, is to recognise the community itself, through self-help and mutual support, is the principle means for promoting personal change.

Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA)


Aranda House
Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA)
Corner South Terrace and Kempe Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph: (08) 8952 8412
Ph: (08) 8950 3700
Fax: (08) 8953 4686
Fax: (08) 8953 2527


Last updated: 27 July 2017
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