FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How long is your program?

Our program runs for a minimum of 12 weeks.

2. If I am considered suitable for the program, how long is the waiting period until I can start?

Unfortunately it is not possible to give an exact estimate of time as this can be affected by a variety of factors. If you have been considered suitable for the program, we can offer some counselling services to you while you are waiting for a place to become available.

3. How old do I have to be to come to The Glen?

The Glen accepts men over the age of 18.

4. Do I have to be Indigenous to come to The Glen?

No. The Glen accepts men, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, who could benefit from our program.

5. Does The Glen program accept women?

No, at this stage The Glen does not have places for women. However, The Glen for Women is due to open early in 2022.

In the mean time, you can find details of some women’s services here.

6. How much does the program cost?

The cost of the program varies depending on the Centrelink benefit being received. You can find details here.

7. How many places are available at The Glen?

There are 20 beds available in our initial 12-week residential program. There are 15 beds available for our transition program.

8. Can I come to The Glen if I have a criminal record?

Yes, The Glen is committed to helping to break the cycle, keeping men out of the criminal justice system and in treatment for their addiction. However, we are unable to accept clients with a history of some types of offences. If you have a criminal record, you will need to provide your full criminal history.

9. Can I come to The Glen if I am on prescription medication?

Yes, you can take most prescription medications at The Glen.

However, we are not a Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation centre and we are unable to accept you if you are on certain medications e.g. Methadone, Buprenorphine, etc. You can find contact details for Dual Diagnosis Rehabilitation centres here.

10. Are you a detox unit?

No, we are not a detox unit. You will need to complete a detox program before you can start the program at The Glen. You can find contact details for Detox units here. We work closely with Maruma-li.

11. Are you an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)?

No. You can find contact details for OTP services here.

12. Can family & friends visit current clients? 

No, but we do hold regular events throughout the year where friends & families are invited.

13. How often can clients contact family & friends?

In the first 2 weeks, phone use is limited to one hour, once a week. After 2 weeks, clients are able to use their phones for one hour each day.

You can also visit our Facebook page (theglenrehab) for regular updates on what’s happening.

14. As a family/friend of a current client, where can I find support?

If life is in danger CALL 000. Otherwise, details for a number of support services for families and friends can be found here.

15. What can clients bring to the centre?

A list of what clients should bring is available here.