Visible Recovery was born out of Simon Bowen’s redundancy from Workskil Incorporated after they suddenly closed their Beyond Addiction residential rehabilitation program in 2012. This added a loss of another 10 beds to a treatment system that had lost 50 beds in Adelaide in 2012 due to other facility closures. There was an obvious need for a quality abstinence based treatment facility in Adelaide, although a destitute lack of government funding available to assist in putting that together. It simply had to be a privately funded rehabilitation service if it was going to exist at all.
Our aspirations for Visible Recovery are to run the private client operation in South Terrace initially, and once that is established, to look at opening a rehabilitation service at another location, specifically aimed at treating clients exiting the jail system, and clients with issues currently on benefits here in South Australia. This sector of the community here has been ignored largely for years, and desperately needs a facility that will enable and empower people with drug and alcohol addictions to access affordable and quality abstinence based residential treatment, offering a supported and mentored change of lifestyle to break the devastating cycle of addiction they are in. Correctional Services here have nowhere to place court mandated treatment for their clients, and have nothing available for people exiting the jail system addicted to drugs or alcohol. If nothing changes, nothing changes. That is where we believe we can make a difference.
To provide a safe, therapeutic, professional environment, in which men and women who are addicted can end their dependency, regain their health and learn to live responsible and independent lives.
Visible Recovery is dedicated to offering a 12-Step based recovery program and after care where individuals can overcome addiction, learn new coping & living skills, gain feelings of self-worth and achieve a more honest and productive life in the community.