Inpatient rehab and transitional housing

Following your stay at our Geelong substance detox facility, we’ll welcome you into your Essendon inpatient residence, where we’ll provide you with personalised care to break your addiction and save your life.

Emergency detox intake

If you or a loved one are in a crisis, then call us right now. We will give you top priority.

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You’ll make major progress at our Essendon rehab centre

Once you’ve completed your 14- or 28-day detox at our Geelong centre, we’ll transition you into our Essendon home for a 60- or 90-day stay. Here, we’ll begin a far more comprehensive recovery programme that will help you understand, control and overcome your substance abuse disorder.

Your programme will be entirely tailored to your needs. We’ll consider your mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and you’ll be looked after by medical specialists and qualified and accredited addiction counsellors.

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About our Essendon centre

Entering into immersive inpatient rehabilitation is the best way for someone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction to achieve long-term sobriety. This facility is where we help our residents undertake the significant work they need to do. 

But this is not a prison — this is a home. Your safety, comfort and freedom are what matter most to us because the most important lesson we can teach you is that you are strong enough to win the fight you’re in. Here, you’ll find everything you need to stay strong.

  • Private and comfortable rooms
  • Individual and group counselling
  • Sport, recreation and art therapies
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Mental health treatment
  • Family support

Our values

Richard Smith, our founder, is a former addict. Several of us are. Addiction isn’t theoretical to us, and recovery is more than just a job. We know exactly what you’re going through — and what you’re about to go through. 


The Hader Clinic has been around for over 20 years. We are fully accredited and staffed by experienced, compassionate addiction recovery professionals.


We understand that timing is crucial when someone is ready to seek help for addiction. Call us, and we'll be there to provide the immediate support you need.


We believe in treating the whole person, not just the addiction. Our holistic approach goes beyond medical detox to include physical, emotional, cognitive, and social guidance.


Recovery takes more than 90 days. After residential care, we’ll set you up in transitional housing until you’re ready. Then, we’ll provide ongoing outpatient support to help you stay sober.

Before inpatient rehab, you need to detox

To give you the best shot at long-term sobriety, we need you to enter our 14- and 28-Day Withdrawal & Detox Program in Geelong. The program is about more than just getting your system cleared out; it’s here that we’ll help you build the foundation of learning and resilience that you’ll need when you enter our Essendon home. It’s also where we’ll get to learn about you, your needs and your struggles.

  • Drug and alcohol withdrawal services
  • Private open-air green courtyard with tree shelter
  • Private residential rooms
  • Multiple living spaces with several types of recreational activities

Meet the team

Compassion and experience are at the heart of everything we do, including our approach to selecting the right people to care for you. Our management team, nurses, and recovery coaches all have a deep personal connection to addiction or extensive experience in the field.

Meet the team

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