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21. Alcoholics Anonymous Victoria

Australia, VIC Creator: Alcoholics Anonymous Victoria Last reviewed: 11/07/2018

Review: An internationally recognised peer support intervention program based on the 12 step philosophy for people who are experiencing, or have previously experienced, problems with alcohol dependence. Access to information resources and meeting listings.

Tags: Addiction, Alcohol, Information, Libraries, Peer support, Rehab, Resources

22. Arrow Health - Addiction Treatment Services

Australia, VIC Creator: Arrow Health Last reviewed: 29/03/2017

Review: Addiction treatment program offering a short term city-based outpatient counselling program and a 12-week residential therapeutic community in a rural location. Also provides family support programs, aftercare and forensic programs through supported transitional housing. Suitable for individuals with drug dependencies, including ice addiction and pharmaceuticals. Note, this is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of their services.

Tags: Addiction, Aftercare, Alcohol, Assessment, Binge drinking, Consumers, Counselling, Detox, Education, Harm reduction, Rehab, Residential treatment

23. Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO)

Australia, VIC Creator: Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) Last reviewed: 19/10/2018

Review: Integrated services for people at risk of incarceration, prisoners, and recently released offenders experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs and/or mental health issues. Support also provided to limit homelessness, unemployment and social isolation with residential support and rehab available for individuals. Also provides targeted programs such as drug diversion, comorbidity and ICE early intervention programs and works with Indigenous community and problematic behaviour in youth. Located in city and rural centres.

Tags: Aftercare, Assessment, Comorbidity, Disabilities, Homeless, Indigenous, Justice, Offenders, Prisoners, Rehab, Residential treatment, Service directories, Training, Unemployment, Youth

24. Blue Light

Australia, VIC Creator: Blue Light Victoria Last reviewed: 28/02/2018

Review: A series of community initiatives developed, promoted and conducted by local police and volunteers providing young people with entertainment, mentoring and activities in environments that are free from alcohol, drugs, smoking and violence.  Blue Light initiatives encourage prevention and harm reduction lifestyle choices for youth. The website includes news, options for supporting activities, details about events and an invitation to volunteer in the various actvities. A particular target group for the program is young people experiencing significant risk factors. Blue Light Victoria, in partnership with Victoria Police, has 42 branches across Victoria. Every year over 30,000 young people will attend a Blue Light event in metropolitan or rural Victoria.  

Tags: Communities, Education, Events, Mentoring, News, Police, Prevention, Prohibition, Volunteers, Youth

25. Communities That Care - Mornington Peninsula Shire

Australia, VIC Creator: Mornington Peninsula Shire Last reviewed: 28/04/2018

Review: Provides youth workers, venues and facilities to promote youth-focussed activities. The youth workers can provide advocacy and referrals as appropriate to specific services such as counselling, drug and alcohol support, housing, employment or mental health services. The shire has a focus on developing prevention strategies and harm reduction practices.

Tags: Advocacy, Communities, Early intervention, Harm reduction, Homeless, Mental health, Prevention, Referrals, Strategy, Students, Youth

26. Community Directory - Victorian Multicultural Commission

Australia, VIC Creator: Victorian Multicultural Commission Last reviewed: 16/10/2018

Review: Service directory listing programs and services supported by the Victorian Government which encourage wellbeing and health promotion throughout the state's multicultural communities. Currently a focus on support for professionals dealing with domestic or other types of violence. Use the search tool to find information on specific services or locations. Available in multiple languages. The website layout is quite complex, with a range of dropdown menus that may obscure information for some users. 

Tags: Communities, Government, Law, Multicultural, Service directories, Violence

27. Connexions—Jesuit Social Services

Australia, VIC Creator: Jesuit Social Services Last reviewed: 28/04/2018

Review: Intensive outreach support, casework, counselling, advocacy and aftercare for young people with complex needs including comorbidity. The Jesuits have an initiative to support young prisoners to help them gain life skills which offer resilience and links to support to assist in making healthy life choices. Self-referral possible. NOTE: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of their services. counselling, casework and advocacy

Tags: Advocacy, Aftercare, Comorbidity, Counselling, Outreach, Prisoners, Youth

28. DayHab Residential and Outpatient programs

Australia, VIC Creator: DayHab Last reviewed: 23/01/2019

Review: A therapeutic community offering medically assisted detox, assessment, counselling, skills development and group therapy as a day program or a residential treatment program for people who use drugs and are experiencing addiction issues. Support is also provided to families to re-connect with their family member. Located in Ferntree Gully. The program is closely aligned to the 12 step programs. 

Tags: 12-step programs, Addiction, Alternative treatments, Assessment, Counselling, Detox, Families, People who use drugs, Rehab, Residential treatment

29. Drug Health and Addiction Medicine Services - Western Health

Australia, VIC Creator: Western Health Last reviewed: 30/03/2019

Review: Diverse range of services for people who use drugs and their families in the Western Health district of Melbourne, Victoria. Includes assessment, early intervention, prevention, counselling, specialist pharmacotherapy programs, residential alcohol and other drug addiction recovery treatments and withdrawal options. Specialist support for complex comorbidity or medical issues. Additional help available if required for carers, children and families, and Indigenous consumers. NOTE: This review is for the website only, not the treatment services offered.

Tags: Assessment, Children, Comorbidity, Consumers, Counselling, Detox, Early intervention, Families, Indigenous, Pharmacotherapy, Prevention, Rehab, Residential treatment

30. Drug Safety Program - North Richmond Community Health Centre

Australia, VIC Creator: North Richmond Community Health Limited Last reviewed: 12/09/2018

Review: Offers services to people who use misuse alcohol and other drugs, as well as support geared toward their partners and families. The service promotes harm reduction, strengths-based approaches and client-centred principles. Services include: a Needle and Syringe Program (NSP), Drug Outreach workers and community education toolkits. Since last review, the website has been upgraded and displays well on mobile devices. 

Tags: Families, Harm reduction, Outreach, People who use drugs, Safe injecting