Medically Supervised Comfortable Detox

We understand that fear of the detox process can be the single biggest obstacle to seeking treatment for substance abuse. You can rest assured that the detox program offered by The Bay is as comfortable as it can possibly be for your client.

We create a nurturing and comfortable, home-like environment and use the assistance of gentle medications to ease withdrawal symptoms. Once these withdrawal symptoms have abated, we gradually reduce and eliminate the assisting medication. In this way, the discomfort of withdrawal is minimised.

The Bay offers:

  • 24/7 medically monitored detox in a peaceful, home-like atmosphere
  • A private retreat residence – your client’s luxury residence is not shared with other clients and is effectively a hospital-in-the-home arrangement
  • Single-client care: Exclusive, one-to-one, personalised care. No group therapy. No other clients. No distractions. Intensive healing just for your client
  • Respectful, compassionate, expert care throughout the program
  • Collaborative Care and comprehensive aftercare planning

Individual Personalised Rehabilitation

Compare us with most other rehab facilities: 

The Bay Retreats: Most Other Rehab Facilities:

Trauma-informed model of care, employing cutting-edge treatment approaches

Address addiction as a singular symptom in a reductive approach

Address the immediate concerns and underlying issues of the addiction or condition for sustainable recovery

Treat the symptoms – not the core or underlying issues behind the symptoms

An entire team of peple dedicated to your client's recovery (staff to client ration of 20:1)

Large volumes of patients means personal attention is impossible

Uses a self-empowered, evidence-based, non-12 step approach

Approach addiction as an incurable disease – the client is always an “addict” 

Completely personalised program, one-to-one care, flexible, evolves as your client progresses

Use group therapy and 12 Step meetings 

Acknowledges each client's ability as a mature adult to make empowered decisions with support

Advocates total abstinence as the only option

Private Independent Residence

We offer the best luxury accommodation available in the renowned Byron Bay area. Each client is provided with their own independent house, near the beach or in the lush hinterland. Only The Bay team members directly involved in your client’s care will come to the residence. Your client’s absolute privacy and anonymity are assured.

View images of a sample the private residences that our clients stay in while they’re at The Bay.

Smooth Admissions Process

Because we operate on a one-to-one basis only and bring a team of people together to care for our clients individually, we generally do not have a waitlist. In most cases we can admit your client within 7 days of receiving a completed self-assessment form. We send this form after an initial conversation about the kind of retreat that will best suit their individual needs. It is the first step in our simple admissions process

Program Costs

Our program fees are all-inclusive and everything is taken care of from the moment your client arrives. Because each retreat is tailored to their specific needs the cost of programs can only be ascertained after our initial conversation to decide what kind of retreat will suit their needs and requirements. If you would like to find out more about costs please contact us on (02) 6684 4240 (in Australia), +1 310 220 0352 (USA) or send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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