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
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.
More information can be found on the Williams House page.
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
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.
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.
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.