Lyndon Withdrawal Unit (LWU)
Lyndon Withdrawal Unit (LWU) is a voluntary residential medical detoxification service providing a safe environment to withdraw from alcohol and/or other drugs. Situated in the historic Bloomfield Hospital Campus just outside Orange in Central NSW, the program caters for both men and women from 18 years of age suffering from substance misuse. If you would like to learn more about substance misuse click here. A recent success story from a Lyndon client.
Upon arrival clients are greeted by staff and have their paperwork completed, ID copied, photo taken and are allocated a room. The registered nurse completes admission paperwork and then they will be seen by the doctor for assessment and medication regimes. The next day clients begin participating in group work and activities that are part of the weekly program.
The Detox and Withdrawal Processes
The withdrawal process lasts between six to fourteen days depending on the type of drugs used and the withdrawal symptoms of the client. The average length of stay is 7 days but each person’s situation is looked at individually.
LWU has medical and support staff on site 24 hours a day with drug and alcohol workers, case workers, registered nurses and a mental health liaison worker on hand to deliver the program.
The environment is supportive and the daily schedule includes a house meeting, two educational groups plus activities. Our primary objective is to support clients with their detox and to empower them to make informed decisions about their substance use throughout their stay.
Clients do not pay for withdrawal medications other than pharmacotherapy and as a smoke- free facility, nicotine replacement therapy is available free of charge.
Clients are able to make one personal phone call on admission to let people know they have arrived and one on discharge. All other calls are at the discretion of the case worker.
Visitors are not permitted at the Lyndon Withdrawal Unit but family and friends can call to check on their progress, within the consent guidelines agreed by the client.
The cost for an admission as of 1 June 2018 is $240.
If you or someone you know needs help with problems for alcohol, cannabis, methamphetamines, opiates or any other drug please contact us to apply for admission. Call 1300 LYNDON for a phone assessment or click here to find out more information about drug and alcohol misuse.