Premium Services – A waste of money or a sound investment?

May 2, 2018

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held this month over Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 May with optional workshops on Wednesday 30 May at the QT Gold Coast.

Mr Peter Hayton Clinical Director and Senior Psychologist at Banyans Health And Wellness joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Premium Services – A waste of money or a sound investment?’


Often the target of misunderstanding, premium rehabilitation services provide private programs that are personally funded by clients. While each treatment centre differs in approach, can this therapeutic model of care provide clinically significant results or does it simply cater to the desires of the rich and famous?

This presentation outlines the way in which premium services can work adjunct to hospital, medical and community programs, to provide more than a medical only approach so that the people cared for are assisted to find recovery and wellbeing.

Doctors, such as addiction physicians, psychiatrists and general practitioners, often provide initial and frontline services for patients presenting with AOD concerns. However, if we view AOD issues as a symptom of other concerns, such as an attempt to treat trauma, mental health or coping with stress and aggravation, then we must offer more than physical respite from the barrage of substances on the body.

Models of biopsychosocial care, particularly using a medically informed and integrated approach, are proving to provide treatments that support people to move forward in their recovery journey and result in healing.

This presentation provides a window into the therapeutic approach of a private centre and outlines the benefits of a multi-disciplinary program and premium environment of care.

Case studies outline the effective results achieved from the intensive therapeutic services delivered as part of alcohol and drug treatment programs to clients from Australia and overseas.


The Banyans benefits from Peter’s extensive experience over two decades. Peter has completed an Honours Degree at James Cook University, and his Masters Degree at Charles Stuart University. Peter has worked extensively in the fields of occupational health, community services, health, education, and in human services. Some of his recent specialities include therapy, mentoring, training, case management, assessment, counselling, and employment development. Along with his experience in counselling and rehabilitation services, Peter has extensive training in Brain Spotting, which is the cutting edge approach in psychology. A full biography for Peter can be found here:

For more information on the upcoming 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference please visit the conference website.




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