Whether you’re looking for support for yourself or someone close to you, we provide a safe and collaborative environment focused on reducing substance use and moving towards a healthy future.
Catalyst is a free, five to six–week non–residential day program for people 18 years and older wanting to make lasting changes to their alcohol or drug use.
The program runs Monday to Friday with activities scheduled between 10am and 3pm. The program includes group work, recreational activities, and complementary sessions to help people develop coping skills, maintain motivation, and find a more balanced lifestyle.
One of the Catalyst programs – Torque – specifically supports people who are currently involved in the justice system. Our team will be able to help you choose the right program for you.
Our programs run in four locations, with some availability to participate remotely via video calls.
Catalyst is a post–withdrawal program, meaning all participants will need to either complete a residential withdrawal the week prior to the program commencing, or engage with workers to demonstrate a period of abstinence. We do not impose sanctions on people who do experience a lapse, however for the safety of the group we ask that people refrain from attending substance affected.
The majority of the program is run by our team of experienced counsellors, who utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to assist people to identify and change unhelpful thinking patterns. We have experienced external staff come to deliver some elective sessions, and a number of trained consumers who return to share their experiences with the group. In addition, our Peer Support Worker can support people in the lead up to the program starting as well as beyond them finishing.
If you are referring a client, please download and fill out the form at the link below, and email it to the relevant service location using one of the email addresses provided in the form.