Detox & Rehabilitation Services

Understanding Detox and Rehab: Your Path to Recovery

Detox and rehabilitation are critical components of the journey towards recovery from addiction. Detox is the initial step, allowing individuals to safely manage withdrawal symptoms and rid their bodies of harmful substances. Rehabilitation follows, offering tailored treatment plans designed to address the root causes of addiction. These phases play a crucial role in promoting health and safety by breaking the cycle of substance abuse.

Knowing the importance of detox and rehab helps us support people with addiction and create safer communities. This knowledge allows us to provide the necessary support for those struggling with addiction. Additionally, it helps us build safer communities for everyone. Awareness of these processes is a significant step in the fight against addiction’s devastating effects.

Struggling With Drug & Alcohol Addiction ?

The Hermitage Centre is part of a larger group of businesses called Gold Coast Detox and Rehab Services (GCDRS). We provide short-term drug rehab and alcohol detox services. These treatment services are available at a private location on the Gold Coast. Alternatively, you can also receive them in the comfort of your own home.
GCDRS also offers offsite services such as counselling, family interventions, mentoring, court advocacy, seminars and public speaking. We help clients and peers learn about health, mental health, and addiction through workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Our social workers and counsellors help families and couples at home with mental health, stress reduction, and addiction issues.

For help with your loved one, call 0476468860.

If you, or a loved one are experiencing a life threatening situation, please call 000 immediately. Our drug and alcohol treatment centre is dedicated to providing support and treatment, but we are not equipped to handle emergency situations. For urgent medical assistance, always contact emergency services first.

 What is Detox and Rehab?

Addiction recovery is in two parts for most people. A Detox is the first part of the process, where the body detoxifies on a physical level. Some detoxes, like alcohol, need special medication to stop cravings, aid sleep and anxiety, and reduce withdrawal symptoms. You might need detox for alcohol, cocaine, stimulants (Ice), cannabis, GHB, prescription meds like benzos, MDMA, or mind-altering substances.

Rehab is the non-physical part of withdrawal which is a minimum 4 weeks and does not require medication. According to industry research, it takes 28 days to change addictive patterns.Full recovery can take several months however. The best recoveries are usually the longer stays, but everyone is different. As a rule, the more changes you make to your life while you are in a detox or rehab centre, the less likely you are to relapse.

What To Expect

One of our locations offers medication to help with drug and alcohol withdrawal, ensuring a more comfortable detox process. At our private drug and alcohol detox centre, We offer daily counselling with your own addiction specialist, no groups.You can use your phone, access the internet, have family meet-ups nearby, and smoke outside on our verandas. Our service also includes airport pickups and transportation. If you’re not wanting to leave your pets at home, you can bring your dog to our location.

Some environments are better suited to some people. If you don’t require medical intervention in a clinical setting, doing your rehab in a quiet, private, non-hospital environment may be a better option.Our drug and alcohol treatment centres provide a confidential retreat-style environment so you can relax and get well. Our warm and caring staff will make sure you feel at home. With daily one-on-one counselling to help you understand the reasons behind your addiction. Family visits are also available if needed.

Our team consists of Addiction Counsellors, Prescribing Practitioner, Social Worker, Support Workers, Psychologist, Nutritionist, Naturopath and a physical therapy team. We only employ people who love what they do and who maintain 100% sobriety in their personal life. Our team all have motivating stories and all enjoy rich and fulfilling lives

We do not hire X-users as part of our company policy. Instead, we provide mentors who have experience in sobriety. We don’t support AA 12-step recovery, but we understand AA values and know it doesn’t help everyone. We offer an alternative to AA, with no group work and only 1:1 counselling.

We do have educational classes through the week where you can participate or just listen in. Our therapists aim to make individual treatment plans with you. If you want to discuss your feelings with your mental health team, our counsellors provide various types of therapy. Including CBT, ACT, DBT, Narrative, and Systems-based approaches. Our Process.

Our Process

one on one counselling session for drug and alcohol rehab on a couch
drug & alcohol rehab client laying on couch browsing their laptop
drug & rehab client laying down outside reading a book

1. First Step

The first step is finding a time to speak to our assessment team over the phone for an intake appointment. From this conversation you and your team member will decide the right length of stay and date of arrival.
Our intake days are Mondays usually, but if you don’t require an alcohol or drug detox we can admit you on any day that suits. The average length of stay is 7-28 days. Our prescriber will also make a time with you if you need medication, which will be organised offsite. A doctor’s referral and medical clearance letter is required.

2. One week at a time

Committing to rehab is hard if you don’t know where you are going. We suggest committing to one week to start with. We reserve your bed for you, so it’s yours until you decide to leave.
Most of our clients choose to stay because they love the atmosphere we create. This is an advantage, because the more free-will you have over your recovery, the better the results.
Nobody will make you stay. We are not a lock-down service, so you only stay if you want to. We provide a safe, healthy, and supportive environment to give you the best chance of recovery. After your exit, it’s not goodbye. We follow up with you and always have an open door for lunch.

3. Length of stay

Our service provides detox and short-term rehab, which is normally between 7-28 days. Length of stay depends on the person’s unique commitments, history and finances. Aim for the longest rehab stay possible to reduce the chance of relapse and achieve the best outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Court, legal issues and documentation

Gold Coast Detox and Rehab Services also help clients with documentation and evidence which may support court proceedings, legal requirements, divorce settlement requirements and child custody arrangements.

Our full-time Social Worker can help you with your court appearance, help you make your bail requirements and advocate for you where necessary. We can provide letters, referrals, psychology reports, statements, receipts and witnessing for you. If you require mediation, child custody supervision or family visitations, we can also help.

At the end of your best rehab program, we can provide an exit statement from management with the dates, time and nature of your stay, outlining your willingness to participate and complete your drug detox and alcohol rehabilitation services. Our service location is a safe and confidential place to resolve legal and family matters in privacy, with the support and assistance of onsite staff. Our Addiction Counsellors and Psychologist can provide documentation to assist your claim.

Our local hair follicle testing service can take samples for your upcoming legal requirements. Hair testing provides 3 months of drug sampling which is accurate evidence of sobriety in court.

If you need to meet your children for scheduled visits, we are happy to escort you to an allocated location for supervised meetings locally.

Bail applications

Court letters

DVO evidence

Child custody supervision

Family interventions

Psychology reports

What if you have underlying issues (pain and mental health) that prevent you from drug withdrawl?

If an underlying pain condition prevents you from considering drug withdrawal, e.g. opioids or cannabis, our prescriber can speak to you about medicinal cannabis (CBD oil). If you have an existing or underlying mental health issue, we can work with your mental health team to manage your sobriety. 

Do you provide pickup services?

Distance is no issue, we can pick you up anywhere. Our service is 25 minutes from Coolangatta airport, 60 minutes from Brisbane airport, and available from Townsville. We can pick you up from any drop-off point and bring you directly. 

Can we keep in contact with our friends and family?

Leading up to your arrival our admissions staff will keep contact with you. If you need support or family involvement at any time we can assist you over the phone or in person.

What are your fees?

Our daily fee is $1500 per day all-inclusive and does not depend on the length of stay or the type of detox you require. We do ask that you make your payments in full before arrival, and weekly payments are acceptable if you are not sure. Our fee also includes 10 free counselling sessions in your after-care plan upon exiting. 

Which rehab facilities should I choose?

If you’re not sure which rehab to choose, give us a call anytime to discuss your options and what your rehab stay would look like, no obligation. If we’re not the right services for you, we can help you find the one that suits your needs. If your finances are tight, we can help you release your superannuation to cover your costs.

What will my treatment cover?

With multiple treatment options available, your tailored treatment program will provide you with support for:

  • Substance use Disorders
  • Symptoms of Withdrawal
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Withdrawal Management
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Symptoms of Mental Illness
  • Health Conditions
  • Withdrawal Process