Anglicare Victoria’s AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs) services provide a community-based response to problem alcohol and drug use. Our inclusive services assist people with co-occurring substance use, mental health and other concerns. AOD services are delivered in partnership with other agencies in consortia’s. There are many different types of treatment available, including:

Intake and Assessment

This includes initial screening, assessment and advice. Staff work with clients to develop an Individual Recovery Plan and referrals to other allied health services, financial, legal and housing services.

AOD Counselling

After an assessment, the client may be referred for AOD focused counselling as per their recovery plan. Counselling is provided individually within a family sensitive and inclusive framework. The counselling will aim to achieve goals that have been developed with the client during their assessment. Counselling, consultancy and continuing care are also provided to families and children who are impacted by the clients substance use.

AOD Care & Recovery

Care & Recovery provides high quality assessment, treatment and support to individuals and their families, using best practice principles including Family Inclusive Practice and Dual Diagnosis principles. This service includes case management, outreach and advocacy.

The Care and Recovery service is for individuals who have been assessed as having additional complex needs, they are offered coordinated and integrated pathways to their recovery through intensive case management.

AOD Family Reunification

This program specifically receives referrals from Child Protection or centralised intake. The program specifically supports parents experiencing problematic substance use who have had children removed from their care and currently are on an Interim Accommodation Order or a Family Reunification Order. The program offers these parents support around their substance use as well as parenting support, while working towards reunification with their children.

Family Alcohol Drugs Service (FADS)

The Family Alcohol Drugs Service (FADS) provides counselling, consultancy and continuing care to individuals (18+) with substance use challenges and their family members who are impacted by the problematic substance use.

Dual Diagnosis

The Dual Diagnosis program is a specialist treatment which works with adults (16+ years) who have both mental health and substance use issues. The Program outposts to mental health facilities and receive ongoing counselling and therapy as part of the program. Research suggests that people with a dual diagnosis respond well to integrated programs that address both their mental illness and their substance abuse.


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