Drug and Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous Victoria 03 9429 1833 24 hours,1st Floor, 36 Church Street (corner of Elizabeth), Richmond 3121, Postal Address: PO Box 136 East Melbourne, Vic 8002.  Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Alcohol, Prescription and Other Drugs (APOD) Family Support 03) 9503 9410 9am – 6pm, 7 days a week. Free confidential support available for families and friends with professional support workers on hand. https://apod.org.au/

Australian Drug Foundation  1300 85 85 84  The Australian Drug Foundation is committed to preventing alcohol and other drug harm through education, information and advocacy in the community.  For information about alcohol and other drugs browse the website www.druginfo.adf.org.au,

Better Health Network Toll-free call: 1800 229 263 As the Bayside area’s largest provider of alcohol and other drug (AOD) outpatient services, BHN’s AOD program provides personalised treatment plans and works with local communities to mitigate harm and improve the lives of those who use substances. We are committed to providing timely and holistic support.  The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) team is open for referrals.  These services are free to clients.
Email: BAODS@starhealth.org.au  Website: baysidealcoholanddrugservices.org.au

Bouyancy Foundation 9429 3322, 293 Punt Rd, Richmond, offers confidential and free counselling and therapeutic services for people affected by substances, and support for people affected by the substance use of others.  www.bouyancy.org.au

Centacare Catholic Family Services Alcohol and Other Drug Family Service   Mary of the Cross Centre Fitzroy, 9495 6144, Cyrene Centre Noble Park, 9574 6355, Centacare Footscray,  9689 3888.  Provides counselliing and support to family members affected by drug use of someone they care about and individuals with drug use issues.

DirectLine 1800 888 236, is a service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text-interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own alcohol and drug use, or if you are concerned about a family member, relative or friend.  www.counsellingonline.org.au

Family Drug Help Helpline 1300 660 068 provides a 24 hour telephone information and support service for people concerned about a relative or friend who is using alcohol and other drugs.   Family Drug Help’s mission is to provide peer support and access to reliable information about alcohol and other drugs as well as available treatment options.  FDH aims to reduce the alcohol and drug related harm experienced by families and friends of a person misusing these substances and to strengthen families in their support of that person.  www.familydrughelp.sharc.org.au

First Step 03 9537 3177, email info@firststep.org.au 42 Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182 is an alcohol and other drugs, mental health and legal service. For
– mental health services contact SEMPHN Access and Referral on 1800 862 363
medical support team contact 03 9537 3177
Recovery Funding contact 035937 3177
Reset Life Program, abstinence-based day program contact 03 9537 3177
First Legal Services contact 03 9537 3177

Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Services (formerly SEADS)
Address 314a Thomas Street, Dandenong, 3175, fax 8572 50 https://monashhealth.org/services/mental-health/monash-health-drug-and-alcohol-services/

In addition to the services provided as part of the SECADA Consortium, Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Services offers the following to people with problematic drug and alcohol use:

  • Primary Health Clinic and Needle Syringe Program
  • Southern Dual Diagnosis Service for agencies providing AOD or Mental Health Services
  • Addiction Medicine Unit for inpatients and outpatients of Monash Health Hospitals

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Call 1800 14 25 36 to access the SECADA initial telephone intake and screening service. Address 314a Thomas Street, Dandenong, 3175, fax 8572 50

Secada will provide appointments and referrals:

  • Intake and Assessment
  • Counselling – standard and complex,
  • Care & Recovery Coordination
  • Non-residential Withdrawal Services
  • Referrals to Residential (detox) Withdrawal Services and Rehabilitation Services

For further information visit https://secada.org.au

Narcotics Anonymous 9525 2833 is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a problem.  If you have a problem with drugs of any kind, please call the helpline or come to one of their meetings!   www.navic.net.au/

Odyssey House Victoria  9420 7600, 660 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121
Provides a comprehensive range of community-based treatment and support services to address alcohol and other drug problems, along with any associated mental health, vocational, health, relationship and family issues. Participation in these programs is voluntary and people wanting help can self refer.

Quitline 13 78 48 is a confidential and free telephone counselling, information and advice service to help people quit smoking.  www.quit.org.au

Reconnexion 9886 9400, 1300 273 266, 222 Burke Road, Glen Iris provides counselling and support for people dependent on tranquillisers (benzodiazepines) and to raise awareness of the risk of dependency associated with long term prescribing of benzodiazepines. The benzodiazepine program actively promotes understanding and awareness of the complications associated with long term use of benzodiazepines to the medical profession, government and in the community.  www.reconnexion.org.au

Salvation Army Bridge Program 9521 2770, 12 Chapel Street, St Kilda and Salvation Army Crisis and Contact Service 9536 7777,  1800 627 727, 29 Grey Street, St Kilda www.salvationarmy.org.au/en/find-help/help-with-addiction/

Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) 9573 1700, 140 Grange Road, Carnegie is a community based organisation providing housing, education, advocacy and family support to members of the community impacted by the effects of alcohol and drug use.  SHARC also provides support to those with co-occurring mental health issues.   www.sharc.org.au

Syringe Disposal Helpline 1800 552 355

TaskForce 9532 0811, 421 South Road, Moorabbin 3189, email enquiries@taskforce.org.au provides individual and group counselling to job seekers requiring support to enhance job readiness in conjunction with Job Service Providers: counselling supports and addresses mental health, alcohol and other drug use.  Other services include Money 4 Jam, Forensic Services, Youth Connections, Training Services, Drink Drive Program, Breaking the Barriers, Youth Alcohol and Other for young people ages 12-25 Years, 4Cs Counselling, Open Art Studio Program. taskforce.org.au

Windana  Drug and Alcohol Recovery 9529 7955, 88 Alma Road, St Kilda offers drug and alcohol withdrawal services to young people and adults through residential and therapeutic programs.   www.windana.org.au

Youth Support and Advocacy Service 1800 014 446 YSAS operates a number of Specialist Programs that provide specialist alcohol and drug interventions for young people between the ages of 12 and 21 who are experiencing significant problems with their alcohol and/or other drug use.   These programs are co-located with YSAS Community Teams and work closely with the staff of those programs as well as with other community agencies and specialist youth services.  www.ysas.org.au