Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I APPLY
The person seeking treatment can call Tenacious House on 0412 456 335 directly to arrange a suitable time for an assessment interview and medical appointment. We will then notify you if you are successful. If we feel our services won’t suit your situation we will offer referrals to other agencies.
CAN I MAKE A REFERRAL
Yes, certainly. Please fill out a referral form and email email@example.com
HOW LONG FOR ADMISSION
Wait lists really depend upon the current number of participants in the program. Once a bed is available you will be notified of an entry date. It is your responsibility to maintain contact with Tenacious House whilst on the wait list.
WHAT ABOUT DETOX
Participants are expected to detox from all illicit drugs, alcohol, smoking cigarettes and vapours prior to entering Tenacious House. We recommend that this process be supervised by a medical practitioner. Detox options will be discussed at your assessment interview and /or GP appointment.
IF I AM ON PRESCRIBED MEDICATION, WHAT HAPPENS
Our GP will go through your current medication ensuring you are on the correct dosage and this will be monitored throughout the program. Reducing or changing medication will only be permitted under the guidance of a medical doctor.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAMME
The duration of the program is determined by the participants treatment plan. Typically the program will be between 5 - 7 months.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAMME COST
To enter the Tenacious House programme a subsidised rate of $550.00 per fortnight is required. ($450 per fortnight for Youth Allowance payments). The initial non- refundable amount of $750 ($650 for Youth Allowance) must be paid prior to entering the program. Assistance in this payment can be possible through Centrelink for eligible participants. You are strongly encouraged to ensure you have this set up prior to entering the program.
WHAT IF I CAN’T AFFORD IT
You may be eligible to receive Centrelink payments whilst you are in the program or alternatively you could ask a family member or friend to offer assistance.
CAN I SMOKE CIGARETTES
No. Tenacious House is a smoke free program. You are encouraged to stop smoking prior to entering and ensure you have discussed this with our GP.
DO I HAVE TO SHARE A ROOM
Yes. All participants share a room. There are two participants per room.
WHEN CAN I HAVE VISITATIONS
Due to the nature of the program this will depend on how the participant is managing with the changes. Family are an important part of the participant’s recovery, however in the best interest of the participant this will have to be determined by the Operations Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor. After four weeks in the program you are eligible for Sunday afternoon (fortnightly leave), after twelve weeks you may be eligible for weekend leave.
WHEN CAN I USE MY MOBILE PHONE
For the first two weeks of the program there is to be no telephone contact. In the case of emergencies it will be determined by the Operations Coordinator. After the initial two weeks phones can be accessed three times a week at set times.
Willingness to engage in physical activity/work?
There is a practical work component to our program and the GP will assess your physical health to determine suitability.
Can I go to work whilst living there?
No.Tenacious House is a live in facility and requires full participation everyday
What if I live interstate or in rural WA?
We can arrange a telephone assessment you will be required to see your GP. During that appointment please ask your GP to email your completed referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org