Auckland, New Zealand

What Is a Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic?

A drug and alcohol detox clinic is different from a drug and alcohol treatment centre such as House of Hope. 

A detox clinic is a medical facility, staffed by doctors and nurses who are specially trained to manage withdrawal symptoms.

House of Hope Is Not a Medical Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic

We provide drug and alcohol rehabilitation. 

Distinguishing between a detox clinic and a rehabilitation centre is important as a detox clinic is not the final step on the path to sobriety. Statistics have shown that patients who just attend a detox clinic are highly likely to relapse. Whereas, combining a stay at a detox clinic with entry into a rehabilitation programme is essential for a successful long-term recovery.


If you are ready to discover what living well can be like, contact House of Hope at any time for a confidential, commitment-free discussion.

    Drug Detox & Alcohol Detox – House of Hope Difference

    The programmes at House of Hope operate with the help of many former addicts who believe in the importance of community. They volunteer their time and bravely share their personal experience of the journey to recovery. 

    They are volunteering because they have been through drug and alcohol addiction themselves, they know its pains, and they want to help bring about change. House of Hope is not run by the state or by a church, but by people who believe in the power of community, a holistic approach, and the 12-step tradition.

    Not all patients require a detox clinic

    Generally, detox clinics would admit a patient that either:
    1. Has a physical dependency
    2. Would experience significant discomfort with unassisted withdrawal
    3. Or would risk their health withdrawing without medical assistance
    Some withdrawal symptoms, such as those from alcoholism, can be life-threatening. Depending on the substance and the severity of the dependency, a drug detox treatment may also be required.