Alcohol & Other Drugs

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Direct Line
24/7 confidential counselling, information and referral service for anyone in Victoria affected by an alcohol or drug problem.
Ph: 1800 888 236
www.directline.org.au

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Counselling Online
Counselling Online is a service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text-interaction. Counselling online is free, confidential and available 24 hours 1800 888 236 (Direct Line)                                                                                             
www.counsellingonline.org.au

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Banyule Drug & Alcohol Service
Banyule Community Health provides drug & alcohol counselling, referral to a range of drug & alcohol withdrawal and rehabilitation programs and services. Services include specialist housing programs, harm-minimisation advice as well as support groups for family and friends. Banyule Community Health have youth specific drug & alcohol works available.
Banyule Community Health Centres:
West Heidelberg: 21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg 3081
Ph: 9450 2000
Greensborough: 3/25-33 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough, 3088
Ph: 9433 5111
www.bchs.org.au/Services/alcohol-and-other-drugsdual-diagnosis

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Information

Victorian Government Drug Information Site
This site contains useful information about drugs for a range of people, including drug users, families, friends or anyone who is affected by drugs or wants to learn more about the harmful effects of drugs. Drug treatment options, training and events are also listed.
www.health.vic.gov.au/aod/
www.health.vic.gov.au/aod/directline.htm

Drink Wise
DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Their primary focus is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia. DrinkWise provides a range of information for young people and parents about alcohol and health.  
www.drinkwise.org.au

DrugInfo
A service provided by the Australian Drug Foundation that offers information about alcohol and other drugs and the prevention of related harms.
Ph: 1300 858 584
www.druginfo.adf.org.au

Save a Mate (Red Cross Program)
Youth friendly website that provides you with the information that you need about alcohol and other drugs and positive mental health in a very creative way.
www.redcross.org.au/about-us/how-we-help/save-a-mate

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
A free telephone consultancy service for health and welfare professionals.
Ph: 1800 812 804
Email: dacasenquiries@turningpoint.org.au
www.dacas.org.au

Cannabis Information and Support
Provides information regarding cannabis use to the community, cannabis users and their families. Has mobile app that connects users trying to quit or cut down cannabis use, and provides support.
https://cannabissupport.com.au/

Family Drug Helpline
Support and information for parents, family members and significant others of someone with problematic alcohol or other drug use. Sibling support is offered for teenagers in an online setting. Anyone can access the website and instantly chat to a counsellor.
Ph: 1300 660 068
www.familydrughelp.org.au
www.siblingsupport.com.au

Turning Point
Promotion and maximisation of health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms.
Main office:
110 Church Street,
Richmond, 3121 VIC
Ph: 03 8413 8413
Email: Info_Group@turningpoint.org.au
www.turningpoint.org.au

Reach Out!
A service that helps young people to get through tough times, it provides information and support on a range of youth issues.
www.reachout.com.au

Service Directory for Drug and Alcohol Users
Provides comprehensive information for drug and alcohol users, as well as a directory of service providers in Victoria.
Provides links to Fitzroy Legal Service, Law Handbook Online.
www.vicdrugguide.org.au

Services

Direct Line
24/7 confidential counselling, information and referral service for anyone in Victoria affected by an alcohol or drug problem.
Ph: 1800 888 236
www.directline.org.au

Counselling Online
Counselling Online is a service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text-interaction. Counselling online is free, confidential and available 24 hours
1800 888 236 (Direct Line)                                                                                             
www.counsellingonline.org.au

Youth Projects YNOT
Youth Northern Outreach Team provide outreach drug and alcohol treatment for 12-21 year olds.
Ph: 9304 9100
www.youthprojects.org.au/outreach/programs/youth-northern-outreach-team

Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS)
YSAS is a state wide service for vulnerable young people aged 10-25. YSAS offers front line services, support and advocacy to improve the health and well-being of high needs youth with, or at risk of, AOD misuse. YSAS provides a range of youth-specific outreach, treatment, withdrawal, rehabilitation and support programs in a number of locations in Melbourne.
YSASline:  1800 458 685 Free Call 24hrs
www.ysas.org.au

Queer Youth Withdrawal Program (YSAS)
A one of a kind, free service for persons who identify as being GLBTQI and are dealing with substance abuse issues.
FreeCall – 1800 005 501                                                                                        
www.ysas.org.au/QBLTQI

Banyule Drug & Alcohol Service
Banyule Community Health provides drug & alcohol counselling, referral to a range of drug & alcohol withdrawal and rehabilitation programs and services. Services include specialist housing programs, harm-minimisation advice as well as support groups for family and friends. Banyule Community Health have youth specific drug & alcohol works available.
Banyule Community Health Centres:
West Heidelberg: 21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg 3081
Ph: 9450 2000
Greensborough: 3/25-33 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough, 3088
Ph: 9433 5111
www.bchs.org.au/Services/alcohol-and-other-drugsdual-diagnosis

Buoyancy Foundation
Buoyancy is a specialist drug and alcohol counselling, consultancy and continuing care service that also provides therapeutic activities, personal and telephone counselling, support & information for anyone involved with illicit drug use.
Ph: 9429 3322
TTY (Phone for hearing impaired): 9421 8986
Email: info@buoyancy.org.au
www.buoyancy.org.au

Uniting Care ReGen 
Uniting Care ReGen is an Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment and Education Agency. Services offered include counselling, support and education programs, assessment, home-based & residential withdrawal, supported accommodation, drug diversion and youth & family services.
Ph: 1800 700 514 Free Call – Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
www.regen.org.au

Quitline
Quitline is a highly effective telephone and online coaching service that work to provide support and guidance for people working towards stopping their addiction to tobacco.
Ph: 13 78 48 or ask for a callback
www.quit.org.au

Helplines

If you need help or have alcohol or drug related questions, you can call these numbers:

YSAS: 1800 458 685

Directline: 1800 888 236

DrugInfo: 1300 858 584

Family Drug helpline: 1300 660 068