DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELLING

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Program offers counselling, therapeutic intervention and support to clients experiencing drug and alcohol or mental health problems.

It also provides support and services to the families of clients.

As with all MDAS services, the SEWB programs take a holistic approach to suporting clients in managing drug, alcohol, mental health, gambling, social disconnection and/or other issues.

Our programs are based on the principle of Harm Reduction.

What is a Harm Reduction approach?
"Harm Reduction is an evidence-based, pragmatic approach directed towards reducing negative health, social  and economic consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use.  Harm Reduction is an approach to drug use that places the overall wellbeing of the drug user and society above the narrow, and frequently-elusive, sole goal of abstinene.  While Harm Reduction recognises abstinence as a valuable, and in many cases a desirable outcome, Harm Reduction perceives drug use along a continuum.  A Harm Reduction model requirest the clinician and client working together to formulate relaistic goals that will be attainable while optimising the client's health.  For some clients, the goal may be abstinence or reduction of alcohol and other drug use; while for others, reducing the harm associated with alcohol and other drug use, preventing HIV or overdose, may be the most realistic option."*

*Uniting Care Re-Gen Supporting Evidence - Harm Reduction: February 2013
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NEWS
3/09/2019

Victorian First Peoples urged to ‘get enrolled’

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6/08/2019

Gambling research paper published

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6/08/2019

Hands-on fun for Aboriginal Children's Day

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25/07/2019

Menera Farm a hive of activity

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8/07/2019

Weekly Koori News July 5 & 6

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EVENTS
21/09/2019
Saturday September 21, 2019

Big Red Kidney Walk Mildura (Sept 21)

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30/09/2019
September 30 - October 11

First Peoples' Election Voting (Sept 30 - Oct 11)

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2/10/2019
Wednesday October 2, 2019

Swan Hill Community Day (Oct 2)

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2/10/2019
Wednesday October 2, 2019

Robinvale Voting - First Peoples' Election (Oct 2)

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2/10/2019
October 2

Mildura Community Day (Oct 2)

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JOBS
Mildura

Therapeutic Support Worker (Mildura)

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Mildura

Customer Service Officer - Casual (Mildura)

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Swan Hill

ACSASS Caseworker (Swan Hill)

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Swan Hill

Team Leader Youth & Community Services (Swan Hill)

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Swan Hill

Caseworker Out of Home Care (Swan Hill)

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MILDURA
120 Madden Avenue Mildura
Phone (03) 5018 4100

SWAN HILL
70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

KERANG
9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

ROBINVALE
77 Perrin St Robinvale
Phone (03) 4013 2000


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