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Alcohol & Other Drugs Counselling

There are times in life when we need to reach out beyond familiar surroundings for help. Sometimes, just talking about the difficulties we face can help ease our burdens and worries, or simply paint a clearer picture for us.

TaskForce’s counselling services offer professional support to those experiencing alcohol or other drug issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment. We work within a harm minimisation approach and can help develop coping strategies

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Voluntary Counselling

Our alcohol and drug counselling staff provide counselling and care and recovery coordination to individuals and their family members. Counselling is provided in brief intervention sessions, short term (4 sessions) or longer term counselling (15 sessions). Counselling is also provided over a number of sites including Bentleigh, Dandenong, Pakenham and Cranbourne. These services are provided from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday however some afterhours appointments are available. This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Referrals to this service are done by BAODS (Bayside Alcohol & Other Drugs Service) this is the central access point for people living in Glen Eira, Port Phillip, Stonington, Kingston and Bayside. Please call them on (03) 9690 9778 or TOLL FREE on 1800 229 263. If you live in the cities of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia and Casey please call SECADA 1800 142 536.

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Forensic Counselling

Our Forensic Counselling team provides services to people involved in the criminal justice system-Diversion, Community Based Orders, Drink Drive, Drug Drive or other criminal charges. Forensic services provide a link between people of all age groups, community, police, family, courts and the alcohol and drug treatment system. We work collaboratively with our clients and the justice system. Forensic clinical services include specialised alcohol and other drug assessments, relapse prevention, counselling and education sessions.

Our youth alcohol and drug outreach workers provide counselling and support to young people aged 12-25 who have involvement with the criminal justice system. These services are provided from multiple sites Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with some after hour’s appointments available. Referral to this service is via ACSO 03 94137000. Drug diversion counselling is often arranged by the local Magistrates Court.