Withdrawal Services

Our withdrawal services:

  • help people cease or reduce their drug use
  • focus on reducing harm
  • provide a range of withdrawal services including outpatient, home-based and residential
  • provide medical, emotional and pharmacological support
  • links clients with post withdrawal support
  • are not stand alone services and are usually most effective when part of a longer term treatment plan that addresses behaviour change and harm minimisation

Note: from May 9, 2016 our adult residential withdrawal service will be tobacco free. See our updates for clients and for referring services on what this change will mean in practice.


Programs
The residential withdrawal services are statewide services. Outpatient and home-based withdrawal are also provided to people residing in the northern part of the North Western Metropolitan Region.
 
 
Assessment
Assessment for withdrawal is predominantly by appointment which can be made by contacting our Intake Team by phone on 1800 700 514 (9.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday) or drop in at our Coburg site.
 
 

Residential withdrawal

Community Residential Drug Withdrawal - Adult
(Curran Place)
 
 
This twelve-bed facility located in Ivanhoe provides residential support to assist adults to withdraw from a range of drug types. The service provides a high level of support and a range of therapeutic and activity based programs. The average length of stay is 7 days and there is an emphasis on post withdrawal support and treatment planning.
More information can be found on the Curran Place page.
  
Community Residential Drug Withdrawal - Youth
(Williams House)
 
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This four-bed facility, Williams House, provides withdrawal support and respite for up to four young people aged 12 to 21 years. Like the adult service, the youth service works with general practitioners in the community. The average stay at Williams House is 7-10 days. The program offers a wide range of information, education and activity based programs and has a focus on post withdrawal treatment and support.
More information can be found on the Williams House page.
 
 
Mother and Baby Residential Drug Withdrawal

 

Our new Mother and Baby unit is (co-located at Curran Place) is now open.  

The Mother and Baby Withdrawal Unit is the first of its kind in Victoria, and accommodates up to four mothers and their babies. Funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the unit has been developed to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment services for mothers who are alcohol and other drug dependent, strengthen parenting skills and reduce risk to children.

More information can be found on the Mother and Baby page.

 

Non residential withdrawal

Outpatient withdrawal

The Outpatient Withdrawal Service assists people who experience mild to moderate withdrawal and who can be appropriately managed without admission to a residential service. The service is provided by a registered nurse who works with general practitioners in the community to monitor withdrawal symptoms, provide information and support and link clients to appropriate post withdrawal services.

 

Homebased withdrawal

The Homebased Withdrawal Service works with young people and adults to provide a safe withdrawal in the comfort and security of the client's home. It is provided in conjunction with general practitioners in the community. Registered nurses monitor withdrawal symptoms, provide information and support to clients and family members and link clients to appropriate post withdrawal services.

 

Post-withdrawal support

Care and recovery co-ordination

As part of the changes to the Victorian AOD treatment system, people with particularly complex needs may be eligible for additional support from a Care and Recovery Co-ordinator to assist their entry into treatment and connect with other services to help build on progress made during treatment.  For more information about this service, talk to our Intake team (1800 700 514)

 

Peer Support Group

This weekly group is run by people who have used ReGen's services.  It provides participants with support and advice from people on their own recovery journeys.

Get more information about the group.

 

Non-residential rehabilitation programs

Our Catalyst and Torque programs provide a six-week model for people who have completed withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs.  They enable participants to practise new skills each day in their home environments and build new patterns of thinking and behaviour.


For further information on any of the withdrawal services programs, please contact our Intake Team on 1800 700 514.