News & Media

26 October 2015

New drug rehabilitation program in Moe

Drug treatment in Gippsland will receive a boost this month, with the launch of a new rehabilitation program in Moe.

Drug treatment in Gippsland will receive a boost this month, with the launch of a new rehabilitation program in Moe.

The Innovative Non-Residential Rehabilitation Service is a joint venture between Latrobe Community Health Service and Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery.

“We can help people improve their wellbeing and stay on the road to recovery by involving their family and support networks,” said Kerri Scanlan, Manager Alcohol and Other Drugs and Counselling at Latrobe Community Health Service.

“We put the person at the centre of all recovery efforts. We can help them learn relapse prevention skills, understand their cravings and triggers and learn to manage their moods and emotions.”

The program is for people who want to receive intensive treatment for substance misuse. It is a free service.

The service is a structured, six-week, non-residential rehabilitation program run from Latrobe Community Health Service in Fowler Street, Moe. Sessions will take place four days a week.

Anyone interested in participating in the program will need to meet eligibility criteria, including having completed withdrawal and be in secure housing.

For more information, including how to refer, call Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696 or ACSO on 1300 022 760.