Located in Auckland, New Zealand, Ararimu Lodge is a luxury residential treatment facility that specializes in the care of women struggling with alcohol use disorders as well as co-occurring mental conditions like anxiety and depression. Founded by Jan Henderson, Ararimu Lodge is a safe haven for women seeking a supportive environment to begin their recovery. In addition to a peaceful atmosphere, it offers individual and group therapy rooted in evidence-based methods. There are also a range of holistic therapies available.
Accommodations and Food
Ararimu Lodge is situated in the rural countryside close to the major city of Auckland. The accommodations are top notch and the environment is peaceful, free of the rigorous daily demands of regular life. Ararimu offers plenty of amenities including an open floor plan, lots of natural light, common rooms, beautiful fireplaces, modern decor and private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. To avoid distraction and encourage socialization, smart phones and laptops are prohibited.
Ararimu believes that healthy eating is an integral component to sustainable recovery. The facility employs an on-site chef that prepares a range of delicious and nutritious meals. Cooking classes are offered to the residents, and clients with dietary restrictions or preferences can be accommodated.
Treatment and Staff
Ararimu Lodge is the only treatment facility in New Zealand that offers residential care for women with alcohol use disorders. A residential treatment stay at Ararimu is three weeks long. If required, Ararimu can facilitate detox.
The facility seeks to provide a supportive atmosphere that encourages residents to set and pursue goals through reflection, meditation and the use of daily journals with the overall goal to reintegrate with a fuller life. Ararimu provides clients with individual therapy based in a range of evidence-based methods like CBT and DBT, as well as Motivational Interviewing (MI), which helps adjust habits by resolving ambivalence. While it is a popular approach at treatment facilities across the globe, 12-step recovery model is not a component of the programming at Ararimu.
The Ararimu Lodge team is comprised of addiction specialists, a registered nurse, a therapist, a physician and a psychiatrist. Medication management is available for clients with co-occurring disorders in need of dual diagnosis support.
Residents are encouraged to make physical exercise a part of their daily routine. To foster this, they can expect a private fitness area, massage therapy, regular yoga classes as well as an outdoor pool and spa. Clients also enjoy complimentary skin care products.
A credit to the community of Auckland, Ararimu Lodge is the only facility in New Zealand that provides residential care for adult female clients with alcohol use disorders. The facility offers a three week comprehensive program that integrates evidence-based and holistic therapeutic methods as well as medication management, if necessary. Clients at Ararimu enjoy luxurious accommodations, a quiet environment, strong peer support and plenty of amenities. For women seeking a wonderful community and dedicated staff, Ararimu Lodge is an excellent resource.
Ararimu Road, Drury
Auckland, New Zealand
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