We get asked this question all the time, and is one of the most commonly searched for things on Google in relation to drug and alcohol addictions and their treatment. This goes to show that there are plenty of people out there considering going to rehab, but the cost of doing so is a major concern.

Firstly, how should you think about the costs of rehab?

One key thing to consider when assessing the costs though is the ROI (return on investment) of getting your life back together. Or, you could look at the huge financial losses that the drug or alcohol habit is taking on both the addict and their family.

If you could invest the money to go to rehab, you might end up saving a fortune on things like:

  • The costs of purchasing the drugs or alcohol themselves.
  • Legal costs incurred from family breakdowns, driving offences or criminal conduct.
  • Lost income from inability to maintain employment/seek promotion.

Rehab does not always work, but the risk-reward for at least trying it is probably worth it when you do the numbers. And we haven’t even begun to discuss the emotional, psychological and trauma costs – tearing families apart and putting people in situations which are very hard to come back from.

What are some of the ways to make paying for rehab easier?

  • If you have a working history you may be able to access your superannuation to pay for your treatment.  We can assist with this process.
  • Payment plans are sometimes available to approved applicants.

What about Government funded / public rehab facilities?

Government funded / public drug rehabs in Melbourne & throughout Australia can often have huge waiting lists. Not to mention that:

  • One type of approach doesn’t fit all.
  • Limited ongoing support is offered, they just get you off drugs and then put you back into community

Usually when an addict is considering rehab, things have got to the point where they need help now. As we mentioned above – if you assess the costs of waiting 3, 6 or 12 months for public rehab, the amount of money lost might actually be more than what it could cost to send the addict to a private rehab facility. The sooner the addict can become well, and start being a productive member of society again, the better, from every perspective, including financially.

So, what are the costs to stay at Habitat Therapeutics rehab?

As you can imagine there is no simple answer to this question.  There a numerous variables that can affect the price and this is why Habitat Therapeutics encourages you to call us so we can discuss.  But I know you came to this page seeking information so we will try and give you a basic understanding of our pricing (which are very market competitive as you will see if you conduct some research).

As of November 2018 our Rehab Cost is as follows:

30 Day Residential (live in) Stay            $ 9’000 + GST

60 Day Residential (live in) Stay            $ 17’000 +GST

90 Day Residential (live in) Stay            $ 25’000 +GST

The above prices include the following:

  • 24 Hour support, supervision and care from skilled qualified staff.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals designed by a nutritionist.
  • Phone support for families and loved ones.
  • Daily Holistic Therapy program.
  • Daily Group Therapy.
  • Daily Educational Classes.
  • Transport to Daily activities and 12 Step programs.
  • Weekly Counselling session.
  • One family Counselling Session per 30 days.

*Our prices may vary from time to time.  There are also other charges that may apply depending on the complexity of the client and their addictions.

Items that are not included in the above prices and vary significantly depending on the client include:

  • Extra Care Requirements due to Pharmacotherapy.
  • Withdrawal Support.
  • Additional Individual Counselling if Required.
  • Forensic Requirements (Including Court Documents and Appearances).
  • Study Materials.
  • Other Occasional Items as Deemed Necessary.

If you require further information please call us on 1300 262 820.  We can advise the best way forward and after assessment provide you with a detailed quote.


Do you need help with drug or alcohol addiction? Contact us to talk about our drug rehab & alcohol rehab options.