Useful Links

List of Free Detox Services In Melbourne

Windana St Kilda 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday on (03) 9529 7955

Wellington House Box Hill Please phone 9843 1288 to arrange a comprehensive assessment.

ReGen North Melbourne Intake Team on 1800 700 514

Odyssey House Benalla Circuit Breaker Telephone: (03) 5766 6399

Difference between a rehab and a detox:

A Residential rehab is for people who have already detoxed off drugs and/or alcohol and are attempting to live life without using drugs or alcohol.

A detox is a process where the body removes toxic or unhealthy chemicals in a short period of time.

Residents wishing to detox on arrival will do so in a local private hospital

Helplines in Australia

Directline (ph: 1800 888 236)  VICTORIA

Directline provides state-wide alcohol and other drug counselling, information and referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Directline also provides the location and contact details for your nearest alcohol and drug service provider.

Queensland ADIS

07 3837 5989 or 1800 177 833

Western Australia ADIS

08 9442 5000, 1800 198 024 (WA only) or

for parents: 08 9442 5050, 1800 653 203 (WA only)

Australian Capital Territory Alcohol & Drug Program

02 6205 4545

Northern Territory Alcohol & Other Drug Services

08 8922 8399 (Darwin), or

08 8951 7580 (Alice Springs)

1800 629 683 (NT only)

Tasmania ADIS

03 6233 6722 or 1800 811 994 (TAS only)

South Australia ADIS

08 8363 8618 or 1300 131 340

Alcoholics Anonymous

Support for people with drinking problems.


PH:1300 AA Hope

PH:1300 222 222

PH: (61 3) 9429 1833 E:

Narcotics Anonymous

For drug self help, peer support groups.

PH: (61 3) 9525 2833 :

PH:1300 652 820


Australian Drug Information Network

Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory

PH: (03) 9611 6100    E:

Turning Point

Treatment – Research – Education

PH: (03) 8413 8413   E:

Alcohol & Drug services

Smart Recovery Australia

Smart Recovery

SMART Recovery is a free group program assisting people with any problematic behaviours,

including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes,gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.

PH: 02 9373 5100    E:

Hello Sunday Morning  

Hello Sunday Morning is a program that helps everyday people take a

break from drinking and improve their relationship with alcohol.

The website offers a way for you to sign up and take a period of time from drinking,

achieve some goals and get some perspective on why and how you would like to drink.

Each one of your stories is an essential contribution to a better drinking culture.


Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS)

Drug and alcohol services for people aged between 12 and 21 who are experiencing

significant problems related to their drug use.

PH: 1800 014 446

Services for families

Al Anon/AlaTeen

Al Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience,

strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. AlaTeen is a fellowship

of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

PH: (61 3) 9620 2166


Kids Help Line

A 24-hour telephone counselling service for children and young people.

PH: 1800 551 800


Parentline provides a statewide telephone counselling service to

parents and carers of children aged from birth to eighteen years.

PH: 13 22 89

Family Drug Help

There are many self-help groups for family members of drug users across the State.

These groups provide a regular newsletter, support, information and advice for families.

PH: 1300 660 068


At First Step our clinicians specialise in addiction and are qualified,

experienced and competent in both addiction and mental health

We not only diagnose and treat the dependence but diagnose

and treat the mental health issues

The combination of this integrated team of clinicians who specialise

in addiction and our all-encompassing services means that every aspect

of an individual’s recovery can be supported and provided in one location

That means patients are more likely to move from the chaos of addiction and

into safe productive lives and is what sets First Step apart from other addiction treatment programs


42 Carlisle Street

St Kilda 3182

PH :+61 3 9537 3177

F :+61 3 9537 0133


PH:1800 423 238