AV’s Youth alcohol and/or drug (AOD) programs support young people (12-25 years) who require early intervention and/or alcohol and drug treatment to stabilise, reduce or cease harmful alcohol and drug use. Support is also offered to the young person’s parent/carer.
Our youth programs deliver alcohol and/or drug (AOD) treatment using an engagement model of outreach, assessment, targeted interventions such as counselling, linkage to support services, including education and training and meaningful life activities.
Youth Outreach Program
Outreach is a responsive, flexible way to deliver youth AOD interventions and other support. Youth outreach workers provide services in a range of locations where young people live, congregate and feel comfortable.
The Youth Outreach program is available in the regions of Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Darebin and Banyule.
Reach Out Program
Reach Out is available in the regions of Brimbank, Melton, Whittlesea and Hume. In the City of Wyndham, support is available to any young person with substance use issues who are engaged with a service or school in that area.
Linking Youth and Family Together (LYFT)
Linking Youth and Family Together (LYFT) provides a unique family-systems approach to the drug and alcohol treatment of young people aged 12 to 21 years. The program assists families to develop positive ways of communicating and problem solving. The notion of family is understood broadly and includes relatives and significant others. The work is conducted in settings that offer the greatest opportunity for engagement and learning.
Working together, young people can be supported to make positive choices about their alcohol and drug use and family relationships can be strengthened resulting in improved family functioning.
What is Anglicare Victoria’s Youth AOD Program?
Why do people use substances?
Supporting a young people who uses substances
Contact Directline on 1800 888 236 to find your nearest service provider or fill out the form below and someone will get back to you with more information about programs in your area.