Everything You Need To Know About Drug & Alcohol Support

Fact sheet.

10 May 2018

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“I feel like I am struggling with my drug or alcohol use – who do I turn to?”

For immediate support call 1800 888 236 – DirectLine is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: http://www.directline.org.au/

Counsellors will chat with you about your situation and work with you to find the best resource for your needs and give you a referral.

DirectLine also offers online resources like: Service Finder – enter your postcode to see where the nearest support service is to you.

For example:

  • 3805, Narre Warren - SECADA Drug & Alcohol Recovery Support
  • 3037, Hillside - North and West Metro Alcohol & Drug Service - North West Catchment
  • 3194, Mentone – Bayside Alcohol and Other Drug Service

DirectLine is also available to people who are concerned with a friend or family member.

Treatment services available in Victoria (DirectLine can help you work out which is most relevant for your needs)

  • Counselling and support
  • Withdrawal services (includes residential short-stay; home-based services and outpatient treatment)
  • Pharmacotherapies (methadone etc.)
  • Drink and Drug Driving programs to help get your licence back
  • Rehabilitation and post-withdrawal programs (residential and peer support)
  • Family and group counselling
  • Specialist alcohol and drug treatment services for Aboriginal people who are affected
  • Services for young people

A one stop shop if you need to find a phone number for a range of services: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/alcohol-and-drugs/aod-treatment-services/pathways-into-aod-treatment/aod-telephone-online-services



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