NSW Health funded alcohol and other drug (AOD) withdrawal management and residential rehabilitation services are available through public and non-government providers.

The services listed below are not emergency services. If you require urgent medical attention, contact or attend your local hospital or general practitioner, or call 000 for an ambulance.

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AOD withdrawal management

Withdrawal management is the short-term medical and psychological care of a person experiencing withdrawal symptoms as a result of stopping or reducing use of their drug of dependence. Withdrawal management may also be known as detoxification or detox, and is provided in outpatient, inpatient and residential settings.

A full assessment of a person’s health and service needs is undertaken to determine how best to provide withdrawal management if needed.

NSW Health funded inpatient and residential withdrawal management services

Calvary Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre, Calvary Health Care
Provides residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation service for men and women.
Location: Wagga Wagga
Contact: (02) 6932 6800

Corella Inpatient Withdrawal Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over
Location: Fairfield, Sydney
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, (02) 9616 8586

Gorman Unit, St Vincent’s Health Network
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over.
Location: Darlinghurst, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9361 8080

Herbert Street Clinic, Northern Sydney Local Health District
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over
Location: St Leonards, Sydney
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, 1300 889 788

Inpatient Withdrawal Unit, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 16 years and over
Location: Kingswood, Nepean
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, 1300 661 050

Inpatient Treatment Unit, Sydney Local Health District
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over.
Location: Concord, Sydney
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, 1800 793 466

Jarrah House, Women’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Centre
Residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation for women with or without young children.
Location: Malabar, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9661 6555

Lakeview Unit, Hunter New England Local Health District

Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over
Location: Belmont, Newcastle
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, 1300 660 059 

Maruma-li, Central Coast Local Health District
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over
Location: Wyong, Central Coast
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, (02) 4394 4880

Milton Luger Detoxification Unit , Odyssey House NSW
7-10 day residential withdrawal management for men and women.
Location: Ingleburn, Sydney
Contact: 1800 397 739

Prof Marie Bashir Centre, Sydney Local Health District
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over.
Location: Camperdown, Sydney
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, 1800 793 466

Riverlands, Northern NSW Local Health District
Inpatient withdrawal for men and women aged 18 years and over.
Location: Lismore, northern NSW
Contact: Drug and Alcohol Central Intake, (02) 6620 7608

Triple Care Farm, Mission Australia
28 day residential withdrawal management for young people aged 16-24 years.
Location: Robertson
Contact: (02) 9219 2002

Watershed Withdrawal Management, Watershed Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre
Residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation for people aged 15 years and older.
Location: Berkeley, Illawarra
Contact: 1800 818 872

William Booth House Recovery Services,The Salvation Army
Residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation for men and women.
Location: Surry Hills, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9212 2322

Wyla Withdrawal , Lives Lived Well
Residential withdrawal management for men and women 18 years and older.
Location: Orange, Western NSW
Contact: 1300 596 366

AOD residential rehabilitation

Residential rehabilitation is the psychological care and support for people in an AOD-free residential community setting. Residential rehabilitation programs may be medium to long-term in duration (4 weeks to 12 months) and provide a range of support services such as individual and group counselling, physical health and well-being, and education and skills training. Some residential rehabilitation services provide programs for populations with specific needs, such as young people and women with children.

A full assessment of a person’s health and service needs is undertaken to determine how best to provide residential rehabilitation and if the service contacted is the best fit. Many residential rehabilitation services require people to have completed AOD withdrawal before admission to residential rehabilitation treatment.

NSW Health funded residential rehabilitation services

Aagana Treatment Centre, Aagana
Residential rehabilitation for men.
Location: Coffs Harbour, Mid North Coast
Contact: (02) 6564 8011

Adele House, Adele
9-12 month residential rehabilitation for men over 18 years.
Location: Coffs Harbour and Bucca, Mid North Coast
Contact: (02) 6653 7070

Calvary Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre, Calvary Health Care
Residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation service for men and women
Location: Wagga Wagga
Contact: (02) 6932 6800

Dooralong Transformation Centre, The Salvation Army
Residential rehabilitation for men and women.
Location: Dooralong, Central Coast
Contact: (02) 9212 2322

EloueraLives Lived Well
Six week residential rehabilitation for women 18 years and older, with or without children under the age of 12 years.
Location: Orange, Western NSW
Contact: 1300 596 366

Freeman House, St Vincent de Paul Society
3-12 month residential rehabilitation for men and women over 18 years.
Location: Armidale, New England
Contact: (02) 6776 8117

Grow Residential Rehabilitation, Grow NSW
Residential rehabilitation for adult men and women with coexisting drug and alcohol and mental health issues.
Location: Hoxton Park, western Sydney
Contact: (02) 9606 0579

Guthrie House, Guthrie
Three month residential rehabilitation for women aged 18 years and over, with their accompanying babies.
Location: Enmore, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9564 5977

Jarrah House, Women’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory CentreWomen’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Centre
Residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation for women with or without young children.
Location: Malabar, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9661 6555

Kamira, Kamira
5-7 month residential rehabilitation for women, 18 years and older, pregnant women and women with children.
Location: Wyong, Central Coast
Contact: (02) 4392 1341

Kathleen York House, Alcohol and Drug Foundation NSW
Six month residential program for women, 21 years and older, with or without children under the age of 12 years.
Location: Glebe, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9660 5818

Kedesh Rehabilitation Services, Kedesh
Eight week residential rehabilitation for people aged 16 years and older.
Location: Berkeley, Illawarra
Contact: (02) 4222 1800

Namatjira Haven
2-9 month residential rehabilitation for Aboriginal men 18 years and older.
Location: Alstonville, northern NSW
Contact: (02) 6628 1098

Odyssey House, Odyssey House NSW
9-12 month residential rehabilitation for men and women, based on a therapeutic community model. Odyssey also provides a residential Parent’s and Children’s Program for men and women with children up to 12 years of age.
Location: Eagle Vale, Sydney
Contact: 1800 397 739

Oolong House, Oolong Aboriginal Corporation
Four month residential rehabilitation tailored for Aboriginal men.
Location: Nowra, South Coast
Contact: (02) 4422 0644

Phoebe House, Phoebe
Six month residential program for women 20 years and older who are participating in the opioid treatment program (OTP) and have children under school age.
Location: Arncliffe, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9005 1570

Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM), Noffs Foundation
Three month residential rehabilitation for young people aged 13-17 years.
Location: Randwick, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9305 6235

The Buttery, The Buttery
3-6 month residential rehabilitation for men and women 20 years and older
Location: Bangalow, northern NSW
Contact: (02) 6687 1111

The Glen, Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation
Three month residential rehabilitation for men aged 18 years and older, with a focus on Aboriginal men.
Location: Chittaway Point, Central Coast
Contact: (02) 4388 6360

Watershed, Watershed Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre
Residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation for people aged 15 years and older.
Location: Berkeley, Illawarra
Contact: 1800 818 872

Wayback Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, Wayback Limited
Long-term residential rehabilitation for adult men.
Location: Western Sydney
Contact: (02) 9633 4800

Weigelli Centre, Weigelli Aboriginal Corporation
Three month residential rehabilitation for men and women aged 18 years and older, with a focus on Aboriginal people.
Location: Cowra, western NSW
Contact: (02) 6345 1868

WHOs Residential Therapeutic Programs, We Help Ourselves (WHOs)
WHOs provide a range of residential rehabilitation programs for men and women, women only, and men only across several sites. People must be aged 18 years or older.
Location: Sydney and Cessnock (Hunter Valley)
Contact: (02) 8572 7444

William Booth House Recovery Services, The Salvation Army
Residential withdrawal management and rehabilitation (Bridge Program) for men and women.
Location: Surry Hills, Sydney
Contact: (02) 9212 2322

Wyla Residential, Lives Lived Well
Three month residential rehabilitation for men and women, with a focus on people with brain injuries, intellectual disabilities and other cognitive impairments.
Location: Orange, Western NSW
Contact: 1300 596 366

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