Higher Ground provides abstinence based addiction treatment, within a 48-bed modified Therapeutic Community (TC) for adult New Zealanders, with a duration of up to 18 weeks and a holistic and multidimensional approach to treatment.
Staff are trained therapists who use group, individual and family approaches including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), psycho-education, relapse prevention and family therapy. There is 12 step facilitation and education, plus a Māori programme. Prior to entering the TC, a pre-admission community team provides assessment, support and group work to develop readiness for the intensive residential support. After graduation from the TC, continuing care is provided consisting of group and individual therapies, and supportive accommodation while people re-adjust to life in the community.