Below is a list of options for alcohol and drug support, including sobering up centres, rehabilitation centres, alcohol and drug counselling, youth support services offering alcohol and drug support, and alcohol and drug support groups. If you cannot find local alcohol and drug support services for your area, you can find state and national alcohol and drug support services at the bottom of this page, including alcohol and drug counsellors, and those providing information about treatment options and referrals to local services.

South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Bunbury

The South West Community Drug Service Team is a specialist team working with clients within the south west of WA to reduce the harm associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.

The team is multidisciplinary, working closely with mental health service providers, medical and health professionals, Department of Community Development, Department of Corrective Services, other human service providers and local communities.

Our aim is to provide (free of charge) easily accessible counselling and support for individual’s and their significant others and consultation, shared case management, education, training and counselling for the community of the South West.

 
Assists communities to reduce  the level of harmful alcohol and other drug use within their areas and currently work in the districts of Bunbury, Collie, Nannup and Manjimup. 
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South West Counselliing

Counselling services are available to individuals, including children, couples, families and workplaces. Services include:
 
* Counselling and advocacy
* Mediation (not for family dispute resolution)
* Therapeutic, psycho-educational and support groups
* Professional supervision
* Employee assistance programs
* Workshops and seminars
* Critical incident management
* Organisational development services
 
Areas of counselling include:
 
* Family and domestic violence
* Sexual abuse
* Alcohol and substance misuse
* Anxiety
* Depression
* Family separation
* Sexuality
* Trauma
* Health issues
 
We have offices in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River and offer face to face counselling Monday – Thursday. Phone and virtual services are also available. The administration and intake team answer queries 5 days a week.
 
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St John of God – South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service

The South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service (SWCADS) offers easily accessible counselling and support for people with drug and alcohol issues and their families free of charge.
They also provide consultation, shared case management, education, strategic support and training for Western Australia’s south west communities. 
They now offer the option of telephone counselling to our clients, allowing them to receive the support they require via phone with one of our trusted clinicians from the comfort of their home or preferred private location. 
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Peer Based Harm Reduction WA Bunbury

Peer Based Harm Reduction WA (formerly known as WASUA) provides non-judgmental, friendly peer based support, information and education, advocacy and harm reduction services and services aimed at reducing the transmission of Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections associated with drug use amongst the community in WA. Services include:

  • South West Needle Syringe Program
  • Health Clinic
  • Overdose Prevention
  • Safe Disposal Education
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Palmerston

Palmerston support individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drug issues. Services include:

  • information
  • one-to-one counselling
  • family counselling
  • residential rehabilitation
  • preparation for our residential rehabilitation program
  • group support
  • support for people with both mental health and alcohol and other drug concerns
  • counselling and support for clients involved with the law including court diversion programs and completing community based orders and complying with parole conditions
  • continuing care for people who have completed a program and wish to stay connected with support for longer
  • self-management and recovery (SMART) groups.
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headspace Bunbury

If you are 12 to 25 and going through a tough time headspace Bunbury is here to help. Health professionals in headspace Centres around Australia can help with mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. Visits are free and confidential.

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Doors Wide Open

Doors Wide Open is a not-for-profit organisation providing access to a variety of services and resources to help people recover from addiction. They also provide a place for friends and family to have access to resources and services to help them to cope with their loved ones addiction, and to have a greater understanding of their addiction.

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Centrecare – South West Housing Support Service

Centrecare’s Housing Support Service in the South West aims to support people who are having problems relating to alcohol and/or drug use to secure and maintain stable accommodation and avoid homelessness.
 
The service can assist you:
 
• to access and continue engagement with your specialist drug and/or alcohol services
• to access and maintain long term stable accommodation
• reconnect with your family including children if this is possible
• to budget more effectively and manage your finances
in accessing education, employment training opportunities, income entitlement, medical care etc.
• with support to attend groups and courses to improve relationships with others, life skills, gain confidence, and develop positive options for the future
• link with positive recreational and leisure activities; and
access counselling or other support services for you or others living with you if needed
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AccordWest – Alcohol and Other Drugs

They offer culturally appropriate services on behalf of the WA Primary Health Alliance (Primary Health Network) where you can access:

  • Early intervention
  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Connection to coordinated treatment and referral pathways
  • Referral to specialist services (e.g. residential rehabilitation)
  • Connection to other services that can help you (e.g. mental health, family reconnection, housing, domestic violence, training and education)
  • Safety and harm minimisation
  • Withdrawal management
  • Post treatment support and relapse prevention
  • Case management, care planning and coordination.
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State and National Alcohol and Drugs Services Services

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

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Path2Help

A national website allowing you to find help for you or a loved one experiencing harm from alcohol or other drugs, by plugging in your answers to a handful of quick questions, and the intuitive portal will match you with the best information and services based on your specific needs and circumstances.  You don’t need to know what you’re looking for – Path2Help will find it for you.
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Here for You

A state-wide, confidential, non-judgemental, telephone service giving a single point of contact for anyone concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol and other drug use and/or mental health issues.  Contact is one-to-one with a qualified counsellor or professional peer practitioner based in WA. Peer practitioners have a lived experience of alcohol and other drug use and/or mental health issues and recovery and are trained to use their experiences to support individuals living with similar issues. Provided by the Mental Health Commission of WA.
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Meth Helpline

The Meth Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s meth use. 
 
The counsellor who answers your call can: 
• Listen to what is going on for you 
• Provide you with information about meth 
• Provide emotional support 
• Talk about treatment options 
• Refer you to local services that can provide ongoing support
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Alcohol and Drug Support Line

Confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use.

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Parent and Family Drug Support Line

The Parent and Family Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. Callers have the option to speak to an experienced parent volunteer.

The counsellor who answers your call can:

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Provide you with information about alcohol or drug use
  • Provide emotional support and professional advice
  • Offer to transfer you to a parent volunteer for peer support
  • Talk about support options for you and your loved one
  • Refer you to local services that can provide you and your family with ongoing support
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Quick Exit
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Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.

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