Arcadia House detox, residential and day programs provide clients with the resources they need to successfully withdraw and abstain from alcohol and other drugs and to assist in developing positive life skills. The service is available to people aged 18 years and over. Participants are required to pay a weekly contribution towards accommodation and meals.

Arcadia House is located within the grounds of Calvary Hospital and offers:

  • 7 to 14 day non-medicated Withdrawal Program
  • 12 week Day Program (9am to 4pm, Mon to Fri)
  • 16 week Residential Program, where the last 4 weeks are completed as Day program to support a “Step down” transition for all residents

All clients are assessed before admission to Arcadia House. Clients are asked a number of questions and the assessment is designed to work out the best course of action to assist clients in their recovery. The assessment usually takes about one hour. Once accepted, it is a condition of admission to Arcadia House that clients participate in all aspects of the program during their stay.

Activities in the program include:

  • Group work
  • SMART Recovery meetings
  • Relapse prevention
  • Exercise and wellbeing
  • Art therapy
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Household chores

Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and individual case management are also offered as part of the Arcadia program. Case management plans help clients to identify and plan goals, work through individual issues and look at ongoing health care and options for recovery. Arcadia House also provides links to other services in the community including other rehabilitation facilities, Hepatitis ACT, refuges, Centrelink, credit and financial counselling services, Legal Aid and Housing ACT. Clients are also referred to Directions treatment and support program for ongoing support upon completion of the Arcadia House program.

Arcadia House
Mary Potter Circuit
Bruce ACT
PO Box 538 Woden ACT 2606

  • Assessments 02 6132 4800
  • Waiting list check-ins 02 6132 4800
  • Office and Case Management 02 6129 5920
  • Fax 02 6132 4801
  • [email protected]