Western Health - Drug Health Services for Young people

  1. About this service

    There are a range of treatment and support options provided from the Adolescent Community Programs site in Footscray for young people and their families.

    If you are aged from 12-21 years and live in, or have a connection with the western suburbs, and have a drug and alcohol related problem, then there are a range of services that are designed to help you and your family.  

    There is flexibility how and where services are delivered - young people can come to our site, or staff can come to your home, school or workplace and give you support. Or if you feel that you would be safer in a residential setting then it can arrange for you to stay in the community residential withdrawal unit. Sometimes getting away from all the stress of home or school can be helpful. 

    Help is also provided for you to work out what you might like to do afterwards so you don't get into the same problems again.  Work with your family can also occur so that some of the problems that might be worrying you can be worked through with a counsellor.

    Services include:

    - Withdrawal support
    - Counselling
    - Family Support
    - Alcohol and drug youth consultant (out of home care or secure welfare residents)

    9689 5570 or  0481919975

      • Service name

        Western Health - Drug Health Services for Young people

      • Service address

        49 Nicholson Street, Footscray
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      • Phone

        9689 5570 or 0481919975

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service area

        Sunshine, Footscray and surrounding areas

      • Service hours

        Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

      • Age group

        12 - 21 years

      • Interpreters


      • Service type


      • Public transport information

        Various buses and close to the train station

      • Service for

        Young people

      • Disability access


      • Drop in service


      • Outreach


    More information for service professionals

      • Participation length


      • Participation type

        Alcohol and Drugs

      • Specific exclusions


      • Funding limit?


      • Who can refer

        Referrals: Young people, family, schools, carers and professionals

      • Point of intake

        Duty worker and office Administration

      • Emergency referral and intake process

        Call the Duty worker

  2. Western Health - Drug Health Services for Young people