News 24 January, 2020

CBCHS Alcohol and Other Drugs Program

What is the aim of the program?

The aim of the CBCHS Alcohol and Other Drugs Program (AOD) is to provide a range of treatment and counselling services to adults affected by drug or alcohol related issues, and their loved ones.

The program is part of an integrated community health service which includes nurses and allied health staff. We provide a friendly, welcoming and safe environment for all clients, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and their families.

What services are provided?

Our program is confidential and non-judgemental and includes:

  • Alcohol and drug assessment
  • Alcohol and drug counselling (forensic and voluntary)
  • Non-residential withdrawal (forensic and voluntary)
  • Peer support (SMART Recovery)
  • Needle and Syringe Program (Chelsea)
  • Education and referral.

Who can access the program?

Any person or family member (18+) who lives, works or studies within the Cities of Port Philip, Glen Eira, Bayside, Stonnington and Kingston or have a close social affiliation with these  communities. In certain circumstances, we can also accept referrals outside of the catchment.

Our AOD services are accessed through the Bayside Alcohol and Other Drug Service. This service screens and assesses clients’ AOD severity and refers to our services where appropriate.  We also accept walk-ins and direct referrals where appropriate. Forensic clients are referred through the Australian Community Support Organisation.

For more information, please call 8587 0200.