Prison Program

Addiction Recovery Process Program in Prisons

The prison program is an individualised one-on-one program delivered to private clients in prison. It contains the same content as the proprietary Addiction Recovery Process (ARP) Program delivered to Whitehaven Clinic clients.

The ARP Program focusses on understanding and resolving the underlying root cause of addictive behaviour, as well as improving levels of healthiness which is based on levels of psychological development. The goal is to assist clients to learn why they do what they do so that they can learn what to do instead of – therefore providing a solid base for recovery. It also addresses specific issues for prisoners facing release.

We currently provide the ARP Program to private clients located at Hakea, Casuarina, Acacia, Karnet and Wooroloo Prisons.

Process of engagement


Step 1: Initial Assessment


Meeting through Official Visits, the client’s Initial Assessment is to determine suitability for the program and their motivation for change. As this is an in-depth transformational program, it is essential that the client is aligned with the program objectives. At the end of this 90 minute session, the client will have an understanding of the underlying reasons for their addictive behaviours and be able to decide if they wish to continue with the program.

Step 2: Completion of the Addiction Recovery Process Program:


If deemed suitable, the client is then take through the Addiction Recovery Process Program on a weekly basis for approximately 8 – 12 weeks. The program is broken into “modules” that replicate what is covered during the day rehab program at The Whitehaven Clinic.

Step 3: Parole Support Report:


On completion of the program, a report is then written for submission to the Prisoner Review Board. This is an in-depth report (about 5-7 pages long) and outlines what the client has covered in the Addiction Recovery Process Program, level of engagement and their progress. This report is designed to address the key criteria outlined in parole requirements. It can also include options for through care at residential rehab, or alternatively continue with day rehab at Whitehaven Clinic on release.


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