351 Bell Street

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Services Preston.

We provide alcohol and other drug (AOD) services designed to help you meet your goals. We know every person’s experience is unique, and each journey is different.

There are lots of treatment options and because we understand that alcohol and other drug use is only one aspect of your life, we can help you find support in other areas too.

Alternate office phone number (03) 9480 6800.

Our range of Preston programs

In partnership with Odyssey House, we conduct initial intake and assessment, offer a range of programs as well as being able to refer and link you to other services and service providers where required. We can also support those impacted by another’s alcohol and other drug use with our Family Counselling Services.

We offer multiple delivery formats across our programs so we can support you in a way that works for you. Most services can be conducted at our office or over the phone. Some programs are delivered in the community or home-based. Translator services are available if required.
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Our Bell Street location offers Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling for individuals, groups and for family and significant others impacted by another person’s AOD use.

Whether you or a family member requires drug and alcohol drug support, our counselling service enables you to access a range of support programs including individual and family counselling, detox and rehabilitation services. We also offer counselling for family and significant others impacted by another person’s AOD use.

Uniting Vic.Tas Preston offers detox services (also known as withdrawal) for adults. Our withdrawal services include medical and psychological support where required. Withdrawal is usually one part of a longer-term treatment plan to assist with change in AOD usage.

This location is staffed by nurses to support your recovery with physical dependency and medicated withdrawl from alcohol and other drugs.

Catalyst is a 6-week structured community non-residential rehabilitation program that provides intensive post-withdrawal support. It incorporates individual counselling, group work as well as recreation and social activities, with the aim of developing coping skills and maintaining motivation for positive change. Family or significant other involvement is encouraged where appropriate.

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 2.30pm and some evenings.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 18 years of age and above
  • Recent withdrawal treatment completed prior to Catalyst start date.

Our Catalyst program is delivered in a hybrid format which involves face to face aspects at our office and online elements.

Our Preston location offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support for methamphetamine (also known as ‘ice’ ) use – in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS).

We strive to make our alcohol and other drug services culturally safe and responsive for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families.

At Uniting Vic.Tas Preston we can support for needs beyond your AOD treatment with our Care and Recovery Coordination (CRC) program.

We provide wrap around care and recovery services to assist people whose needs extend beyond counselling and detox. This may include assistance with housing, mental health, support for people experiencing family violence, and more.

At Uniting Vic.Tas Preson, we work with individuals who have a history of past overdoses or are at risk of overdose. This program works to reduce the harms associated with substance use and helps to identify and reduce the risks of overdose.

We can provide you with education and training on preventing overdose and can assist you to access and learn to use take-home Naloxone for opioid overdoses. 

Our Uniting Vic.Tas Coburg location down the street offers a Needle and Syringe Program.

Our Family Reunification Program works with parents of children who have become involved with Child Protection system and are living in out-of-home care.

This program is for parents who are required to undergo AOD treatment as part of their children’s family reunification order. It helps them to access treatment as soon as possible after their involvement with child protection so that they can maximise their chances of reuniting with their children in the time frame for family reunification.

Eligibility criteria:
This service is specifically for parents of children who are subject to a Family Reunification Order and have a drug and alcohol treatment and assessment as one of their conditions.

Referral via Child Protection Services only.

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1800 700 514