Our staff know what it’s like to detox and have their own experience with addiction. We offer 24-hour care to a maximum of four clients at any one time, with a client to staff ratio of 2:1. Our staff work right alongside you, offering one-on-one counselling and supportive therapy every day.
Our team of nurses, counsellors and therapists are here to make sure your withdrawal process is as smooth as possible. We have a visiting doctor and onsite nursing staff to accompany you to your medical appointments and pharmacy dispensary if necessary. Our nurses supervise your medication regime and administer health checks routinely every day. Our counsellors work you through the necessary stages of change, helping you to understand and address the underlying causes of your addiction.
Your support team include specialised Alcohol and Drug (AOD) workers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, nurses and a private visiting doctor. We also offer post-withdrawal services with a counsellor or psychologist so you can stay connected and prevent relapsing.
Our cooks prepare the very best in nutritious and delicious food so you have the best chance of feeling healthy as soon as possible.
Food and nutrition
We believe in the health promoting effects of home cooked meals and the benefits of enjoying your meals. Our kitchen provides healthy gourmet meals. Meals are prepared according to fresh wholefood principles, with foods that promote detoxification, mental health and energy, such as fresh fruits, salads and vegetables. Eating local seasonal produce is important to us.
Enjoying food is important during your detox, so we also love to lash out and have freshly made cakes for afternoon tea and desserts for dinner. Clients are offered coffee and tea with breakfast, followed by decaffeinated beverages after lunch. Fresh juices and smoothies are available during the day.
Canberra detox caters to all food requirements and tastes. If you have any food cravings during your stay, we would be only too happy to accommodate you. If you have a craving for chocolate, we’ve got chocolate. Our cook is happy to accommodate vegetarians, vegans and allergy sufferers. The menu does include dairy, fish, chicken and red meat for non-vegetarians.