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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Colac Area Health offers many programs that can support you, or someone you love that is affected by alcohol and drug (AOD) use and wanting to make a change.

AOD use can be a coping strategy that people have adapted to help deal with pain, trauma, grief/loss and stress in their lives.

The service is for individuals and families from 18+ and there is no cost.

What we do:

Colac Area Health provides Alcohol and Drug Assessment, Counselling and Case Management to individuals and families. The service is provided by skilled AOD Clinicians.

Assessment is the process for identifying needs and treatment goals. Clinicians seek to look at the whole person and encourage support services or family to be part of the process.

Counselling services address the impact of substance use/abuse on an individual and/or their family’s lives. Clinicians recognises an individual’s strengths and skills and assist in making change through developing skills to effectively deal with stress, problem solving and coping with difficult emotional states such as anger, anxiety and depression.

Case Management provides referrals to detox and rehab and relevant services.

How to Contact the service:

Referrals to the CAH Alcohol and Drug team can be made to Barwon Mental Health AOD Intake service (Colac) on 1300 763 254, or by calling CAH on 5232 5100 .

We offer many ways to access our service, including: In person at Colac Area Health, Home visit / outreach Phone or Telehealth


Drug and Alcohol Clinician
03 5232 5100



Monday to Friday
9.00 am to 5.00 pm


Also see: 

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