DirectLine provides a central 24-hour telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone in Victoria wishing to discuss an alcohol or drug-related issue. It complements the network of treatment and support services in the Victorian community and provides:
- information, counselling, and referral around alcohol and drug issues
- an immediate and highly accessible alcohol and drug response service
- access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help prevent or reduce problems associated with drug use
- an anonymous and confidential service.
Counselling Online is a free and confidential service that provides support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people across Australia affected by alcohol or drug use.
Family Drug Help provides telephone information and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1300 660 068.
Gateway Health has developed the catchment-based needs assessment and strategic plan for addressing critical service delivery gaps in Alcohol and Other Drugs for Ovens Murray (Hume).
Catchment Based Planning (CBP) is a systematic way to respond to the service needs of our local communities. The primary purpose of the CBP function is to produce local plans that identify critical service gaps and pressures and to provide an evidence base for strategies that improve responsiveness to people with AOD issues, considering population diversity and broader community needs.
Our approach is broken into various areas:
- Information gathering
- Report structure
- Data analysis
- Activity Plan
This plan has necessarily focused on improving service delivery, access and equity within the current funding and service model parameters, and will ensure a continuous improvement approach involving key stakeholders and users of the system in future planning and delivery. The ongoing work to provide high-quality AOD treatment services and at the same time to reduce demand will not stop based on the life of this plan. Sustaining partnerships and commitment to prevention, reducing risk and building strong communities and individuals in Ovens Murray is what will make the difference in our communities over time.
View the Alcohol and Other Drug Catchment Based Plan – Ovens Murray (Hume) Area.
Alcohol and Drug Support
Gateway Health works with individuals and the local community to reduce harm from alcohol and drug use and to help people to make positive changes in their lives.
The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) can help you to work out your needs and the best way forward.
ACSO intake services can also organise support for your partner, friend, or family member.
Free call: 1300 022 760 ACSO Regional Intake Line.