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.
cohealth alcohol and other drug (AOD) counsellors have specialist qualifications, experience and skills to work with complex or challenging AOD and mental health issues. You can come to see us voluntarily or you can be referred by another service or the justice system. Counselling typically occurs once a week or once a fortnight.
Counselling is trauma-informed, strengths-based and non-judgemental. We use evidence-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:
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.
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. Our counsellors are trained and qualified in a range of evidence-based models so that they can work with you to meet your treatment plan and goals.
If you require immediate support, please contact:
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.
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.