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The Sydney Retreat and the 12-step program as pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous

You may have been to a drug and alcohol rehab, only to drink and retake drugs sometime after you return home. Many people can stop using drugs and alcohol for some time; the challenge for most people is committing to it.

The model adopted by The Sydney Retreat is a departure from the clinical approach other drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres use. The Sydney Retreat allows our clients to have regular contact with recovery community members who have managed to stop drinking and taking drugs.

At last we have a dedicated 12 step 
recovery facility in Sydney


Dr Stephen Jurd is an addiction psychiatrist, advocate and leading authority on alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Australia.

A few years ago, Dr Jurd began working with a group of professionals and interested businessmen and women to bring The Sydney Retreat, a not-for-profit, residential, 12-step recovery centre, to Sydney.

The Sydney Retreat is modelled on the highly successful Minnesota-based Retreat USA.

The model used by The Retreat provides you with a design for long-term sober living. Not only will you be provided with the tools to stop drinking and using drugs, but you will also become a part of a community that helps one another to get sober and stay sober.


If you want more information on our Recovery Programs, please complete the form to receive our brochure. One of our dedicated staff members will also contact you with more details and to answer any questions. You can also call on 02 9171 2920.

Need Help? Call us on 02 9171 2920

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