Referral Partners

Pindari Welcomes Referral Partners

Pindari House aims to provide you with the confidence and information you need to refer your valued client to our residential rehabilitation program.

Pindari is a holistic, trauma informed program that integrates evidence based psychodynamic modalities and industry recognised practices into its therapeutic curriculum and counselling.

Our program provides a high level of individual care for residents. We are a boutique high care rehabilitation centre at a budget price. Pindari has excellent facilities, an intensive therapeutic program that would be hard to rival in Perth Western Australia.

Pindari continues to update its practices and process and keep abreast of the latest research and standards in the AOD industry.

Pindari refers to the National Framework for Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug treatment and seeks to meet the basic principles outlined by the framework.

  • 5Prevention: Emphasising education, awareness, and intervention programs to reduce the initiation and prevalence of substance use.
  • 5Treatment: Ensuring accessible and evidence-based treatment services for individuals struggling with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug dependencies, including rehabilitation, and ongoing support.
  • 5Harm Reduction: Implementing strategies to minimize the adverse health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use.
  • 5Integration: Promoting coordination and collaboration among various stakeholders, including healthcare providers, community organizations, law enforcement agencies, and government bodies, to deliver a cohesive and effective response to substance abuse issues.
  • 5Quality and Standards: Establishing guidelines and standards for the delivery of alcohol and drug treatment services to ensure consistency, effectiveness, and accountability.
  • 5Evaluation and Research: Continuously monitoring and evaluating the implementation and outcomes of interventions to inform evidence-based policymaking and improve the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts.

Our Therapeutic Care Model

Pindari Restoration House is committed to the following practices and benchmarks.

Comprehensive Assessment

Pindari’s trained staff conducts a thorough (ongoing) assessment to understand the individual’s substance use history, co-occurring mental health disorders, physical health, social support systems, and other relevant factors. This assessment is conducted by our consultant psychiatrist, consultant doctors, counsellors, and case workers.

Individualised Treatment Plan

After our initial assessment and observations over the first month of the resident’s program we endeavour to provide personalized treatment approach that considers the individual’s unique circumstances. Pindari seeks to address physical, psychological, social, and emotional aspects of their addiction.

Evidence-Based Interventions

Pindari utilizes evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment therapy (ACT), Narrative therapy (NT), Emotion therpay (ET) and other therapeutic modalities deemed appropriate to the needs of the client. Pindari uses these approaches because they have evidence-based effectiveness in treating addiction.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Pindari address co-occurring mental health disorders alongside addiction, as these often contribute to or result from substance abuse. Integrated treatment for both conditions increases the chances of successful recovery.

Holistic Approach

At Pindari we consider the individual’s overall well-being by incorporating holistic practices like mindfulness, meditation, work therapy, spiritual therapy, and exercise. These activities can help manage stress, improve mood, and promote a healthy lifestyle. Spiritual practices play a significant role in the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by providing individuals with a sense of meaning, purpose, and support. Peer-reviewed studies and research articles have consistently demonstrated the positive impact of spiritual practices on addiction treatment outcomes, including reduced substance use, improved psychological well-being, and enhanced coping mechanisms.

Family Involvement

At the appropriate time Pindari seeks to involve family members, partners, children, and close friends in the treatment process when these people are safe and appropriate relationships to nurture and cultivate to aid in recovery. Family mediation, reconciliation are core parts of our therapy program with a particular focus on repair and restoration of the significant relationships of our clients. Pindari seeks to enhance support systems and improve the chances of sustained recovery for all our participants.

Support Groups

Pindari encourage participation in support and community groups to aid recovery and build a healthy community for our participants. These groups provide a sense of belonging, peer support, and ongoing accountability.

Relapse Prevention

Pindari’s therapeutic curriculum teaches individuals coping skills to manage triggers, cravings, and high-risk situations that could lead to relapse. Our aim is to help our clients develop a relapse prevention strategies for managing difficult moments.

Long-Term Care

Pindari recognizes that addiction recovery is an ongoing process that requires long-term support. Pindari offers ongoing continuing care through our case management program. Clients can stay connected to our support systems after they have finished our program. Pindari provides transitional housing and work placement to our clients and aftercare services through support groups and counselling to help individuals maintain their recovery journey.

Trauma-Informed Care

Pindari has a strong focus on the impact of trauma on addiction and recovery. Pindari incorporate trauma-informed practices and approaches in our therapy to create a safe and supportive environment that addresses underlying trauma.

Motivational Enhancement

Pindari uses motivational techniques to encourage individuals to actively engage in their treatment and take ownership of their recovery journey.

Continual Assessment and Adaptation

Pindari regularly assess the individual’s progress through our case management system. Pindari uses the case management software to help assess our clients’ needs and progress. This information is reviewed by their case worker and therapist/counsellor. Recovery needs can change over time, so Pindari has a flexible assessment process that adapts to the needs of our clients.

Cultural Sensitivity

Pindari acknowledge and respect the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds of individuals seeking treatment. Pindari seeks to tailor interventions to be culturally sensitive and inclusive.

Professional Training

Our counsellors and therapists are experienced AOD workers who have many years of experience in the rehabilitation and recovery space. All our counsellors have relevant qualifications and the support of a registered consultant psychiatrist in delivering the appropriate therapy and treatment to our clients.

Curriculum Overview

Pindari’s Therapeutic Curriculum is designed to address the complex needs of individuals struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. It aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to rehabilitation, incorporating evidence-based practices from various therapeutic modalities. The curriculum consists of a range of topics and exercises that promote emotional healing, self-awareness, skill development and relapse prevention.

Orientation and Assessment
  • 5Introduction to the program and therapeutic goals
  • 5Orientation to the rehab centre and its policies
  • 5Comprehensive assessment of substance use history, mental health, and psychosocial factors
  • 5Understanding addiction
  • 5Effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, mind, and relationships
  • 5Exploring the cycle of addiction and the stages of change
  • 5Introduction to coping skills and relapse prevention strategies
  • 5Identifying and challenging distorted thinking patterns
  • 5Developing effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • 5Managing cravings and triggers
  • 5Building resilience and self-esteem
Motivational Interviewing (M.I.)
  • 5Enhancing motivation and commitment to change
  • 5Exploring ambivalence and resistance
  • 5Empowering clients to set goals and make sustainable changes
  • 5Developing a personalised change plan
Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • 5Cultivating present-moment awareness
  • 5Managing stress and emotional regulation
  • 5Mindful coping strategies for cravings and triggers
  • 5Promoting self-compassion and acceptance
Family and Relationship Therapy
  • 5Understanding the impact of addiction on family dynamics
  • 5Building healthy communication and boundaries
  • 5Family involvement in the recovery process
  • 5Healing and rebuilding relationships
Trauma-Informed Care
  • 5Recognizing and addressing underlying trauma
  • 5Providing a safe and supportive environment
  • 5Coping strategies for trauma-related triggers
  • 5Promoting post-traumatic growth
Work Therapy
  • 5Skill Development to help individuals develop marketable skills that can increase their chances of finding employment
  • 5Structure and routine to regain a sense of purpose, productivity, and normalcy
  • 5Therapeutic outlet for stress and emotional release
  • 5Social Integration interaction fosters social skills, teamwork, and a sense of belonging
  • 5Transition to employment
Relapse Prevention and Aftercare Planning
  • 5Identifying high-risk situations and warning signs
  • 5Developing a relapse prevention plan
  • 5Establishing a support network and utilizing community resources
  • 5Creating a comprehensive aftercare plan for ongoing recovery
Wellness and Self-Care
  • 5Nurturing physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • 5Healthy lifestyle choices and habits
  • 5Stress reduction techniques
  • 5Building a fulfilling and balanced life in recovery

Curriculum Modules

  • 5The Brain and Addiction
  • 5Causes of Addiction
  • 5Addiction & Connection
  • 5The Power of the Mind
  • 5Who Am I
  • 5Self-Esteem
  • 5Emotions
  • 5Anxiety
  • 5Anger
  • 5Resolving Anger
  • 5How to deal with Conflict
  • 5Guilt & Shame
  • 5Grief & Loss
  • 5Abuse & Trauma
  • 5Forgiveness
  • 5Co-Dependency
  • 5Changing Co-Dependency
  • 5Boundaries
  • 5Goals
  • 5Communication
  • 5Building Resilience
  • 5Relationships
  • 5Love Languages
  • 5Repairing Broken Relationships
  • 5Triggers
  • 5Emotional Manipulation
  • 5Gratitude
  • 5Spiritual Recovery
  • 5Empathy
  • 5Relapse
  • 5Renewing the Mind
  • 5Negotiation
  • 5Charatcer Change
  • 5How To Be A Leader
  • 5Procrastination and Problem Solving
  • 5Depression

Group Therapy

  • 5Write Down a Fear
  • 5Advice to Child Self
  • 5Best and Worst Moments
  • 5Encourager Session
  • 5Justification / Excuse Making
  • 5Victum Thinking
  • 5Unbearable Feelings
  • 5Hero's
  • 5Mindfulness
  • 5Support Systems
  • 5Brainteasers Optical Illusions
  • 5Word Power
  • 5Negative Beliefs
  • 5Self Care
  • 5Speech to Teenagers
  • 5Being Alone
  • 5Family Mottos
  • 5Denial
  • 5Old Book Facts
  • 5Science and Creation
  • 5Entitlement
  • 5Unbearable Feelings
  • 5Why Forgive?
  • 5Last Day on Earth
  • 5The Rescuer Mindset
  • 5Pride
  • 5Worth and Value
  • 5Locus of Control
  • 5Self Denial
  • 5Spiritual Battles

Our Therapeutic Curriculum provides a structured and comprehensive framework for the individuals recovery, restoration and re-integration back to healthy everyday life. It combines various therapeutic modalities to address the multifaceted aspects of addiction and recovery. Pindari endeavours to adapt and tailor this curriculum to meet the specific needs, cultural sensitivities, and available resources of the individual. Flexibility, individualisation, and ongoing evaluation are part of the implementation of the program to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients seeking help and support in their journey towards lasting recovery.

Evidence Based Studies, Articles and References

Alves PCG, Stevenson FA, Mylan S, et al, How do people who use drugs experience treatment? A qualitative analysis of views about opioid substitution treatment in primary care (iCARE study) 

Bogetić, D., Jugović, A., & Merdović, B. (2023). Adverse Childhood Experiences as Risk Factor for the Development of Substance Addiction. Kultura Polisa20(2), 17-38.

Garcia, S. D. O., Babarro, J. M., & Romero, M. T. (2017). Spiritus contra spiritum: Including spirituality in addiction treatments for recovery, a systematic review. Univ J Psychol5(2), 66-87. 2012,Felitti, V. J. (2006). The origins of addiction. Evidence from adverse childhood experiences.

Karen A. Urbanoski, John F. Kelly, Bettina B. Hoeppner, Valerie Slaymaker, The role of therapeutic alliance in substance use disorder treatment for young adults, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Volume 43, Issue 3, 2012

Laudet, A. B., Morgen, K., & White, W. L. (2006). The Role of Social Supports, Spirituality, Religiousness, Life Meaning and Affiliation with 12-Step Fellowships in Quality of Life Satisfaction Among Individuals in Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Problems. Alcoholism treatment quarterly24(1-2), 33–73.

Maté, G., Maté, D. (2022). The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture. United Kingdom: Ebury Publishing.


Worley, J. (2020). Spirituality in recovery from substance use disorders. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services58(9), 14-17.