Curran Place provides
Medical, emotional, pharmacological and spiritual support to assist adults to withdraw from alcohol or other drugs.
Assistance to access post withdrawal treatment and support.
Average length of stay is 7 days.
See our pre-admission booklet, for more information on what to expect at Curran Place.
- A co-located four-bed Mother and Baby withdrawal service
Accessing Curran Place
The first step in accessing withdrawal support is an assessment to determine if withdrawal is indicated and if so, which service best meets the person's needs. Some people do better if they engage in counselling prior to withdrawal to plan how they will cope with the withdrawal process and their life after withdrawal.
The adult withdrawal unit is located in Ivanhoe, however assessments will occur at other locations.
For other matters the direct number for Curran Place is (03) 9490 2400.
For information on how to prepare for your withdrawal, see our 'Not Just Waiting' video.
For an insight into what it's like to go through withdrawal at Curran Place, see this daily journal by one of the people who has used the service.
Whilst at Curran Place you will have access to
Medication to assist with withdrawal if appropriate;
Therapeutic & recreation activities, including art and craft activities;
Discussion groups and information sessions;
Goal setting & post withdrawal planning; &
Nutritious food & adequate rest.
See our pre-admission booklet for more information on what to expect during your time at the unit.