Serenity Withdrawal Unit

The Serenity Withdrawal Unit is a partnership initiative between Cyrenian House and DAWN.  Based on the Serenity Lodge site in Rockingham, it offers low medical detox to consumers.  It is a valuable addition to the range of services provided by Cyrenian House and the AOD sector in WA.


About us

Cyrenian House is a not-for-profit non-government organisation that has been operating within the alcohol and other drug treatment sector since 1981. Cyrenian House services include two Therapeutic Communities, a residential Women and Children’s Program, a purpose built Childcare Centre, an Integrated Community Alcohol and Drug Service, a regional AOD service in partnership with Milliya Rumurra (CHMR), non-residential services for individuals and families and counselling and support services in a number of metropolitan prisons and the Serenity Withdrawal Unit.

The Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN) is a free professional and confidential service for consumers wishing to reduce or cease their substance use in their home environment. This service operates across the Perth Metropolitan area. We believe that sustained change is possible and an ongoing process and that withdrawal is a step in this process.

DAWN is a St John of God Healthcare Social Outreach program and embraces the core values of:

  • Hospitality,
  • Compassion,
  • Respect,
  • Justice, and Excellence.

DAWN provides the medical support for the Serenity Withdrawal Unit.

Services We Provide

  • A self-contained, four-bed low-medical withdrawal facility at the Serenity Lodge Therapeutic Community site in Rockingham
  • 24 hour residential care and support with onsite medical support provided by experienced alcohol and other drugs (AOD) nurses
  • A stand-alone withdrawal service; or a pathway through to Cyrenian House, and other residential long term treatment facilities in both the North and South Metropolitan regions; and assertive referral to community based support and counselling services.
  • A structured but flexible program to support people through the withdrawal process
  • A smoke free environment
  • Free of charge

How to Access the Service

To ensure that this service is the best match for consumers, it is important that we carefully assess individual’s treatment needs. People can refer themselves directly to the service through DAWN. Other services, such as Community Alcohol and Drug Services, mental health, general practitioners, child protection and corrective services can also make referrals by contacting DAWN. For consumers who are already engaged with the Residential Pathways Team at Cyrenian House, workers there will assist with the referral for assessment with DAWN.


Contact Details

For further information or to arrange an assessment:

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN):

Tel: (08) 9382 6049



Cyrenian House Non Residential Services:

Tel: (08) 9328 9200


Other Useful Numbers

Alcohol and Drug Support Line

Tel: (08) 9442 5000

Country callers only: Tel: 1800 198 024

Meth Helpline

Tel: 1800 874 878


Parent and Family Drug Support Line

Tel: (08) 9442 5050

Country callers only: Tel: 1800 653 203