Australia’s Rehab Capital | The Fix

Australia’s Rehab CapitalBy Anna James 01/13/16The Fix visits Byron Bay, Australia, the upside-down version of Minnesota where the rehabs are by the sea. Rudiger WasserWith its white-sand beaches and $4,000 per week villas, it’s a small wonder Byron Bay is Australia’s celebrity hotspot. Recently, Thor purchased a $7 million Balinese-style bungalow, prompting the headline: “Why Chris Hemsworth Prefers Byron Bay to Hollywood.”Welcome to Australia’s rehab capital, which boasts an average house price of over $1 million, and the highest drug and assault-related statistics in the state. Byron is a farming system for the addicted, home to five rehabilitation centers in a 9,000 person town, and more 12-step fellowship meetings than the nearby City of Brisbane (population 2.3 million).

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