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Alcohol and Other Drug Service

Colac Area Health has offered support for people who seek treatment for drug and alcohol misuse for twenty years. Our qualified team utilizes up to date information and treatment to help clients in their recovery.

What we do

Colac Area Health’s Alcohol and Other Drug team offer Counselling and Care and Recover (case management) for clients who wish to address their AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) misuse.

Counselling provides a supportive environment that allows the client to look at the purpose of their drug use and what leads to the use. The client will develop skills and strategies to manage their Alcohol or Other drug misuse.

CRC (Counselling Care and Recovery) is case management where the Clinician takes the lead role in assisting the client to access other services as identified.
These services might include:

  • Family Support
  • Financial Counselling
  • Housing Support
  • Referrals for detoxification

Who we care for

The AOD team sees people from the age of 16 and above and accepts referrals from any source.

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I get to see someone?
By calling the number below or ask your doctor for a referral.

How do I know it is confidential?
Colac Area Health has strict guidelines to protect the privacy of all people attending this service. A “Release of Information Authority” will be planned and agreed to between the client and the Clinician. Clients “Right and Responsibilities” will also be explained to the client in the first session.

Do I have to pay?
The service is free.

Do you provide a detoxification or Rehabilitation program?
We provide a referral to a number of services available in Victoria who are experts in this area.


Drug and Alcohol Clinician
03 5232 5100



Monday to Friday
9.00 am to 4.00 pm


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How to access the service

By calling 03 5232 5100 and making an appointment with a Drug and Alcohol Clinician.
You can also contact 1300 763 254 for Intake and be referred to a local service to see a Drug and Alcohol Clinician.
Lifeline – 24 hr Crisis Support: 13 11 14