Maintenance to Abstinence (MTA)

Maintenance to Abstinence (MTA) is for people who wish to withdraw from an opiate substitute maintenance program to pursue an abstinence-based lifestyle.

Mid term residential program specialising in opioid replacement

Co-located within the Therapeutic Community, MTA participants have the opportunity to adjust to an abstinence-based lifestyle over three months. Those wishing to extend their treatment can continue participating in the Therapeutic Community

Before admission, participants need to be on treatment and under medical supervision. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Cost of treatment and accommodation

Through NSW Ministry of Health funding and charitable donations, people can join a TC or MTA program at no direct cost to themselves. 

Social security recipients contribute 85% of their benefits to cover food and accommodation. Those not receiving benefits contribute a similar amount each week.