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Hi, and welcome from Windana’s adult residential detox (withdrawal) team. On this page we’ll tell you about our program in St Kilda and how it can help you on your journey.

Fast facts

  • Program type: Alcohol/drug detox for people aged over 18
  • Program length: 7 to 10 days (approx.)
  • Location: St Kilda
  • Cost: $5 per day
  • Referral: Contact DirectLine, your local Intake & Assessment service or speak to your doctor

What is adult residential detox at Windana?

Our program supports people while they detox from alcohol or other drugs.

We offer a safe, comfortable space with daily activities that respect each client as a whole person with their own needs and goals.

The program is called “residential” because clients stay with us for their detox.

Who are the staff?

Our caring team in St Kilda include nurses, AOD Clinicians and other practitioners.

Each staff member brings a personal touch to make you feel at home during your stay.

Where is the detox program?

We’re in a large house in St Kilda (Bunurong Country), right next door to Windana’s Community Clinic.

The house has bedrooms (clients share rooms), a comfortable lounge, kitchen, dining room and rooms for sessions with nurses and case workers.

Outside there’s a back garden with exercise equipment and places to sit. We also head out and about on walks in the local area.

Here’s a gallery with some photos of the house and garden.

Our garden

Image 1 of 14

What happens in the program?

People usually stay with us for seven to ten days.

During that time, we’ll provide:

  • A safe, homelike space to detox from alcohol or other drugs
  • Time to rest and adjust before taking part in activities with other clients and staff
  • Support from our nurses and Addiction Medicine Specialist (doctor)
  • Sessions with your Case Worker for support and treatment planning
  • A session with our naturopath who can prescribe herbal and nutritional supplements for you
  • Other natural therapies and healing activities – such as acupuncture (an ancient practice), osteopathy (looking after your muscles and bones) and yoga
  • Group sessions in Art Therapy, healthy eating and meditation
  • Education groups in Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention and Stress Management
  • Morning walks around our local area
  • Light exercise
  • Outings to interesting places.

“In St Kilda there is a house of love and healing, a therapeutic withdrawal where you can get the support you need from a program designed to set you free. Windana, I wouldn’t be here without you.”

– A past client

Eligibility: Is residential detox for me?

This is a question you won’t have to answer alone. During the referral process, you’ll be supported to find the most suitable service for you.

Our residential detox program in St Kilda might be a good fit if you are:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Able to stay in a shared space, including sleeping in shared rooms
  • Able to participate in groups and activities.

Under 25? You might also be interested in our youth detox program in Dandenong. 

We also offer a detox at home service.

How do I get referred?

You can start the process in three ways:

When you speak to DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service, they will get to know you better and help identify your individual treatment needs.

This is when you will get referred to the actual treatment programs or services. You can tell them that you wish to be referred to Windana’s adult residential detox (withdrawal) service in St Kilda.

We also accept referrals from GPs and other clinicians, so please feel free to talk with your doctor about getting referred to us.

For more information, you can also call Windana Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm on 03 9529 7955.

If you’re referred to us and are coming to our program, we will be in touch to make sure you have everything you need.

Top 5 questions about residential detox

Can I bring my kids?
We don’t have the capacity for children (including babies) to stay with us while their parent is in the program. However, there are other services available if you need to be with your children. DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service can help refer you to another residential or home-based withdrawal program.

Will I share a room?
Most likely – we have shared bedrooms.

Can I make phone calls?
To make sure you have time to focus on your program, there are limits on the time of day and number of personal calls available. There are no phone calls for the first five days other than to children or professional calls. After this, you’re welcome to make two personal calls a day.

Can I have visitors?
So you get the peace and quiet needed during withdrawal, we don’t allow visitors.

Can I smoke tobacco?
Smoking is allowed at certain times throughout the day.

“When I walked through the doors of Windana, I felt my days of addiction were over. I was welcomed, loved and supported. For the first time in my life I felt important. My confidence grew, my health improved thanks to the support of Widana.”

– A past client

More information

Click below to download a two-page leaflet about our adult residential detox program.

This leaflet includes most of the information on this page and can be printed at home or emailed.

Download the Adult Residential Withdrawal leaflet

File size is approximately 2MB.

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Adult residential detox (St Kilda)

Hi, and welcome from Windana’s adult residential detox (withdrawal) team. On this page we’ll tell you about our program in St Kilda and how it can help you on your journey..

Fast facts.

  • Program type: Alcohol/drug detox for people aged over 18
  • Program length: 7 to 10 days (approx.)
  • Location: St Kilda
  • Cost: $5 per day
  • Referral: Contact DirectLine, your local Intake & Assessment service or speak to your doctor

What is adult residential detox at Windana?.

Our program supports people while they detox from alcohol or other drugs.

We offer a safe, comfortable space with daily activities that respect each client as a whole person with their own needs and goals.

The program is called “residential” because clients stay with us for their detox.

Who are the staff?

Our caring team in St Kilda include nurses, AOD Clinicians and other practitioners.

Each staff member brings a personal touch to make you feel at home during your stay.

Where is the detox program?.

We’re in a large house in St Kilda (Bunurong Country), right next door to Windana’s Community Clinic.

The house has bedrooms (clients share rooms), a comfortable lounge, kitchen, dining room and rooms for sessions with nurses and case workers.

Outside there’s a back garden with exercise equipment and places to sit. We also head out and about on walks in the local area.

Here’s a gallery with some photos of the house and garden.

Our garden

Image 1 of 14

What happens in the program?.

People usually stay with us for seven to ten days.

During that time, we’ll provide:

  • A safe, homelike space to detox from alcohol or other drugs
  • Time to rest and adjust before taking part in activities with other clients and staff
  • Support from our nurses and Addiction Medicine Specialist (doctor)
  • Sessions with your Case Worker for support and treatment planning
  • A session with our naturopath who can prescribe herbal and nutritional supplements for you
  • Other natural therapies and healing activities – such as acupuncture (an ancient practice), osteopathy (looking after your muscles and bones) and yoga
  • Group sessions in Art Therapy, healthy eating and meditation
  • Education groups in Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention and Stress Management
  • Morning walks around our local area
  • Light exercise
  • Outings to interesting places.

“In St Kilda there is a house of love and healing, a therapeutic withdrawal where you can get the support you need from a program designed to set you free. Windana, I wouldn’t be here without you.”

– A past client

Eligibility: Is residential detox for me?.

This is a question you won’t have to answer alone. During the referral process, you’ll be supported to find the most suitable service for you.

Our residential detox program in St Kilda might be a good fit if you are:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Able to stay in a shared space, including sleeping in shared rooms
  • Able to participate in groups and activities.

Under 25? You might also be interested in our youth detox program in Dandenong. 

We also offer a detox at home service.

How do I get referred?.

You can start the process in three ways:

When you speak to DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service, they will get to know you better and help identify your individual treatment needs.

This is when you will get referred to the actual treatment programs or services. You can tell them that you wish to be referred to Windana’s adult residential detox (withdrawal) service in St Kilda.

We also accept referrals from GPs and other clinicians, so please feel free to talk with your doctor about getting referred to us.

For more information, you can also call Windana Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm on 03 9529 7955.

If you’re referred to us and are coming to our program, we will be in touch to make sure you have everything you need.

Top 5 questions about residential detox.

Can I bring my kids?
We don’t have the capacity for children (including babies) to stay with us while their parent is in the program. However, there are other services available if you need to be with your children. DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service can help refer you to another residential or home-based withdrawal program.

Will I share a room?
Most likely – we have shared bedrooms.

Can I make phone calls?
To make sure you have time to focus on your program, there are limits on the time of day and number of personal calls available. There are no phone calls for the first five days other than to children or professional calls. After this, you’re welcome to make two personal calls a day.

Can I have visitors?
So you get the peace and quiet needed during withdrawal, we don’t allow visitors.

Can I smoke tobacco?
Smoking is allowed at certain times throughout the day.

“When I walked through the doors of Windana, I felt my days of addiction were over. I was welcomed, loved and supported. For the first time in my life I felt important. My confidence grew, my health improved thanks to the support of Widana.”

– A past client

More information.

Click below to download a two-page leaflet about our adult residential detox program.

This leaflet includes most of the information on this page and can be printed at home or emailed..

Download the Adult Residential Withdrawal leaflet.

File size is approximately 2MB..

Adult residential detox (St Kilda)

Hi, and welcome from Windana’s adult residential detox (withdrawal) team. On this page we’ll tell you about our program in St Kilda and how it can help you on your journey.

Fast facts.

  • Program type.
    Alcohol/drug detox for people aged over 18
  • Program length.
    7 to 10 days (approx.)
  • Location.
    St Kilda
  • Cost.
    $5 per day
  • Referral.
    Contact DirectLine, your local Intake & Assessment service or speak to your doctor

What is adult residential detox at Windana?

Our program supports people while they detox from alcohol or other drugs.

We offer a safe, comfortable space with daily activities that respect each client as a whole person with their own needs and goals.

The program is called “residential” because clients stay with us for their detox.

Who are the staff?

Our caring team in St Kilda include nurses, AOD Clinicians and other practitioners. Each staff member brings a personal touch to make you feel at home during your stay.

Where is the detox program?

We’re in a large house in St Kilda (Bunurong Country), right next door to Windana’s Community Clinic.

The house has bedrooms (clients share rooms), a comfortable lounge, kitchen, dining room and rooms for sessions with nurses and Case Workers.

Outside there’s a back garden with exercise equipment and places to sit. We also head out and about on walks in the local area.

Here’s a gallery with some photos of the house and garden.

What happens in the program?

People usually stay with us for seven to ten days.

During that time, we’ll provide:

  • A safe, homelike space to detox from alcohol or other drugs
  • Time to rest and adjust before taking part in activities with other clients and staff
  • Support from our nurses and Addiction Medicine Specialist (doctor)
  • Sessions with your Case Worker for support and treatment planning
  • A session with our naturopath who can prescribe herbal and nutritional supplements for you
  • Other natural therapies and healing activities – such as acupuncture (an ancient practice), osteopathy (looking after your muscles and bones) and yoga
  • Group sessions in Art Therapy, healthy eating and meditation
  • Education groups in Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention and Stress Management
  • Morning walks around our local area
  • Light exercise
  • Outings to interesting places.

“In St Kilda there is a house of love and healing, a therapeutic withdrawal where you can get the support you need from a program designed to set you free. Windana, I wouldn’t be here without you.”

– A past client

Eligibility: Is residential detox for me?

This is a question you won’t have to answer alone. During the referral process, you’ll be supported to find the most suitable service for you.

Our residential detox program in St Kilda might be a good fit if you are:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Able to stay in a shared space, including sleeping in shared rooms
  • Able to participate in groups and activities.

Under 25? You might also be interested in our youth detox program in Dandenong. 

We also offer a detox at home service.

How do I get referred?

You can start the process in three ways:

When you speak to DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service, they will get to know you better and help identify your individual treatment needs.

This is when you will get referred to the actual treatment programs or services. You can tell them that you wish to be referred to Windana’s adult residential detox (withdrawal) service in St Kilda.

We also accept referrals from GPs and other clinicians, so please feel free to talk with your doctor about getting referred to us.

For more information, you can also call Windana Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm on 03 9529 7955.

If you’re referred to us and are coming to our program, we will be in touch to make sure you have everything you need.

Top 5 questions about residential detox.

Can I bring my kids?
We don’t have the capacity for children (including babies) to stay with us while their parent is in the program. However, there are other services available if you need to be with your children. DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service can help refer you to another residential or home-based withdrawal program.

Will I share a room?
Most likely – we have shared bedrooms.

Can I make phone calls?
To make sure you have time to focus on your program, there are limits on the time of day and number of personal calls available. There are no phone calls for the first five days other than to children or professional calls. After this, you’re welcome to make two personal calls a day.

Can I have visitors?
So you get the peace and quiet needed during withdrawal, we don’t allow visitors.

Can I smoke tobacco?
Smoking is allowed at certain times throughout the day.

“When I walked through the doors of Windana, I felt my days of addiction were over. I was welcomed, loved and supported. For the first time in my life I felt important. My confidence grew, my health improved thanks to the support of Windana.”

– A past client

More information.

Click below to download a two-page leaflet about our adult residential detox program.

This leaflet includes most of the information on this page and can be printed at home or emailed.

Download a Windana Adult Residential Withdrawal Service leaflet.

File size is approximately 775 MB.