Drug and alcohol counselling

Counselling for people with problematic alcohol & drug use

We know that the use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) can seriously impact all areas of your life. It can result in you feeling out of control and overwhelmed by the psychological, physical and psychosocial effects of AOD use and associated mental health issues.  Our trained counsellors are here to help you.

Service details

cohealth alcohol and other drug (AOD) counsellors have specialist qualifications, experience and skills to work with problematic AOD and Mental Health.  You can come to see us voluntarily or you can be referred by the criminal justice system and other services. Counselling typically occurs once a week or once a fortnight.

Counselling is trauma informed, strengths based and non-judgemental. We use evidenced based treatment models which are proven to give you the best chance with your AOD treatment. We aim to reduce harm to individuals, families and communities and to help people achieve meaningful goals within an integrated recovery framework.

Our counsellors can work with you to:

  • Provide a thorough comprehensive AOD assessment to assess your needs
  • Provide self-screening tools to assess your mental health and psycho-social needs
  • Formulate a risk assessment to work together to keep you safer.
  • Collaborate with you to provide a goal directed care plan
  • Provided evidenced based counselling models guided by your assessments and screening tools.
  • Refer you on to other specialist services to support your treatment plan

Care Recovery Coordination (CRC)

We also offer Care Recovery Coordination (CRC). This is a more practical AOD session and does not include counselling. It is a session where we can refer you to other services and coordinate your care without doing counselling.

About our AOD counsellors

cohealth alcohol and other drug counsellors have degree and masters level qualifications in specialist AOD counselling, addiction, social work, mental health, psychology, criminal justice and trauma.  We are trained and qualified in a range of evidence-based models which have been tested to be the most successful to work with problematic AOD Use.

Give us a call

1800 700 514

Fees & eligibility

People aged 18 years or older, with a history of problematic substance use, and a desire to explore treatment options.

To use this service, you need a referral from an intake and assessment service. Regen is a separate organisation who you can speak to over the phone to find out if our AOD service is suitable for you. They can refer you to your nearest location to suit your needs.

Contact Central Intake on 1800 700 514 to complete an intake screener and then request a cohealth location.

This service is free.

Available at 7 locations

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Facsimile: 9411 4300
Location details and map

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Facsimile: 03 7000 1845
Location details and map

Opening hours

Mon 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm

Opening hours

Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm

Opening hours

Mon 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm

Opening hours

Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm

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cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.

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