Click above for details of WRAD’s clinical services.

WRAD offers a number of options designed to reduce the harm of drug use to the user and society.

The following programs are among the core service functions offered by WRAD. They follow WRAD’s core principles of harm minimisation which recognises that people in our society use both licit and illicit drugs, and that drugs can be used in ways that are more or less harmful to individuals, families and society.

Counselling Services

Counselling will aim primarily to address the impact substance abuse is having on the client and his or her family’s lives. Services will recognise the client’s skills and deficits in areas such as making resolutions, stress management, and dealing with difficult emotional states such as anger, anxiety and depression.

Care, Recovery and Coordination

Care and recovery coordination will provide integrated treatment and care pathways for the highest need and highest risk clients by coordinating treatment planning and care in accordance with the recovery goals identified by the client and supporting people’s access to other services. It supports meaningful involvement by the person and families in care coordination and goal setting to maximise opportunities for meaningful social and economic participation.

Youth Supported Accommodation

This service works with youth who have received treatment and require short-term accommodation to support their recovery.

Drug and Alcohol Responding Early (DARE)
The DARE program is offered in partnership with Brophy Family & Youth Services.
DARE is an early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people 12 to 25 years, at risk and/or harm from substance use, in the great south coast region.
The DARE model is trauma informed and has adopted a range of evidence based approaches including Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) to engage young people and their families to:
• Reduce the early onset of problematic substance use with young people
• Improve access to appropriate youth alcohol and drug services.
• Improve referral pathways to alcohol and drug services
• Improve the workforce capacity to effectively screen, assess and respond to youth AOD is-sues

Family Reunification Program
The Family Reunification Worker engages with parents whose children are the subject of a Family Reunification Order (FRO) and assists them with accessing services and programs at WRAD, by building supportive and respectful relationships with people engaged in WRAD services that nurture and encourage recovery, and providing information to clients and their families in relation to linking them with peer led groups and other community services, including referral to counselling and WRAD medical services.

high Risk of Overdose Program

This program is delivered one day per week by the peer worker. Within the program there are extensive modules addressing relapse and overdose prevention. This process is based on experience and established models targeting this at-risk group. The peer worker will deliver CRC and will link clients and family members where appropriate, to ongoing community-based and AOD treatment services in which risk assessment for relapse and overdose is an on-going activity.


Medical Services

A range of medical services provide assessment and consultation, withdrawal management, pharmacotherapy support for opiate dependence, management of drug-related problems
(e.g. Hepatitis C, alcohol-related disease and Hepatitis B).