This has been the most valuable experience of my life. Alone, I could never have achieved mu goals and ‘gotten back to’ or ‘found myself’ again in the way that I did here, with the kind, committed, tailor-made, special care that I was provided with at CDRS. I was encouraged, taken care of, and felt supported every step of the way. I needed a safe space, away from my everyday life in order to recover, and this was it. It surpassed my expectations by a country mile! I feel confident and positive about life for the first time in years, and I have the wonderful team of people here to thank for that.

It wasn’t scary as I was expecting. It is in a beautiful, quiet setting where you are free to do as you like, relax, sit outside, go for a walk or take a sauna. Am definitely recommending to friends who feel they may also benefit. Didn’t really want to leave.

I found staying at CDRS a very positive experience and generally felt like it helped me deal with my (ab)use of drugs. At many times it felt as if I was on holiday with friends at an AirBnB. The managers were amazing and both supported and challenged when needed. Really appreciated how accommodating and helpful they were, particularly with allowing me to WFH in my second week (plus the air-conditioned room with WIFI booster and extra computer monitor allowed me to seamlessly WFH without disclosing to my employer). The healthy but hearty food from the chef really helped me on a good path. It was also really supportive/needed to have someone like the support workers to have as non-judgemental and likeable friend. They really made it easier to do the 2 weeks.

My experience at CDRS exceeded my expectations. I immediately felt safe, secure and comfortable in a beautiful home environment surrounded by compassionate and caring staff. I knew straight away they cared about my health and well being and put my interests and my health needs first. I feel pleasantly surprised at the end of my stay about how many strategies and tools I learned and can take back home with me, and how I have been able to change my perspective in such a short period of time. The holistic care has picked me up when I really needed it. I feel ready to continue my mental health journey.

My stay here gave me the time to get better in a non-judgemental environment with the ongoing support of the staff. I felt comfortable and well looked after for my whole stay and am feeling a lot more confident going back to my normal routine.

I can’t thank CDRS enough for helping me get my life back. The managers and staff deeply care about each person and their recovery. My stay was so comfortable and supported – amazing location, program and food. I just wished I made the leap sooner. So grateful.

CDRS provided an excellent environment in which I was able to rehabilitate following an extended relapse and subsequent stay in hospital. The entire team are very thoughtful, caring and sincere in regards to supporting your recovery. I highly recommend using CDRS to assist in regaining your life back again.

Excellent, natural bush setting with very comfortable facilities. By only allowing up to 4 clients at once, there is a personalised feeling to CDRS. Staff are non-judgemental and always willing to help clients or just have a chat. Small client numbers means 1:1 counselling sessions are possible, with the counsellors getting to know each client well during the course of their stay. It was great to have an inhouse chef, individual rooms and enough ‘alone time’ between activities. The atmosphere of CDRS is more like a welcoming household than a treatment facility.

I’d encourage anyone who is struggling with addiction and is ready to make a change to contact CDRS. Particular highlights for me included:

  • Friendly, experienced and non-judgemental staff who were ready to engage to provide support, insights or potential strategies for recovery
  • A good balance between relevant wellness/recreational activities and free time (or for self-reflection)
  • A luxurious facility, environment with high quality food which makes the stay a very comfortable experience


Over the past five years I have had multiple stays in private hospitals and another private rehab facility. CDRS is unparalleled in their delivery of services. The 1 on 1 method provided me with much more confidence to open up and ser achievable goals. I felt supported throughout my entire stay. The variety of treatment methods were incredible and there was enough downtime to focus on how to reintegrate once leaving and keep in touch with family. Food 10/10. All the amenities you could ask for and truly beautiful and genuine staff.


About Canberra Detox & Rehab

Canberra Detox and Rehab is a private and confidential drug and alcohol addiction recovery retreat located in the Canberra region. Clients are offered a safe space for a supportive private health retreat in a relaxed retreat-style environment. We focus primarily on supporting the physical detox recovery process with privacy, care and understanding. We also offer rehabilitation programs, counselling, massage, therapies such as yoga, meditation and acupuncture.

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