Alcohol, Drugs & Mental Health Support

Providing specialist forensic AOD intake, assessment and treatment interventions

State of Victoria ONLY

CALL 1300 022 760 Monday - Friday   9:00am - 5:00pm

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ACSO conduct an intake to work out the most appropriate services for people experiencing alcohol and drug issues in regional Victoria (excluding Barwon).

 

Who is this service targeted towards?


Someone who is experiencing issues arising from their use of alcohol or drugs which could place themselves or others at risk of harm; and who have not found sufficient help from other health care providers.

We will conduct an intake to find out more about their needs and in order to help them access the most appropriate services.

CALL 1300 022 760 Monday - Friday   9:00am - 5:00pm

 

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Who is this service targeted towards?

 

If you are between the ages of 16-64 and have a mental health illness which significantly impacts your daily functioning, ACSO can assist you to access the appropriate supports and services.

We can assist through:

Determining your likely eligibility for mental health support via the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

Have a question?

Email us at MHCSS@acso.org.au and we will get back to the next business day.

Out-of-hours support

Call Life Line 13 11 14,
24/7 mental health support.

Information for Health Professionals

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Responsive Assessment Planning Intervention & Diversion Service

 

RAPID's supports post-release offenders who are identified as being at risk of re-offending due to problematic substance use. The RAPIDs Service is available at any time during the participants engagement with the program.

 

This service will provide:

  • Same day alcohol and other drug assessment if notified before 2.30 pm

  • Alcohol and other drug assessment within 24 hours if notified after 2.30pm

  • Referral to treatment with community service agency.

  • Referral for bridging support.

  • Consultation with Corrections case managers.

 

Same day assessment

The Assessment will utilise a range of tools including the ASSIST, ABI/Mental health and Audit screenings to determine a participants needs and identify appropriate treatment options. Assessment will take approximately 1 hour with information used to develop an individual care plan, based on individual needs and preferences. The assessor will organise a pathway of care based on immediate, short, medium, and longer term needs and will link with alcohol and other drug treatment services to organise an initial contact for the participant..

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Established in 1997 COATS is a state-wide intake, assessment and referral service that administers both State funded and Commonwealth funded treatment pathways for clients in contact with the Justice System or at risk of coming into contact with the Justice System.  ACSO is contracted to deliver specialist forensic drug and alcohol assessments, treatment planning and brokerage (including purchase of) Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment for consumers referred from the criminal justice system, providing a link between justice and drug treatment services.

The COATS program includes provision of specialist forensic AOD intake and assessment services for a range of justice services including Community Corrections, Courts and the Adult Parole Board.  COATS also arrange and brokers Assessment and treatment services with community based AOD services for Youth Justice, Specialist Courts, and Diversion Programs such as Police Drug Diversion.

ACSO Gippsland are proud to offer a family and carer’s support program to anyone struggling with a loved one’s alcohol or other drugs used. 

Are you living in Gippsland region? 

Are you struggling with a loved one’s alcohol or drug use? 

ACSO Gippsland are proud to offer a family and carer’s support program to anyone struggling with a loved one’s alcohol or other drug use. The ‘You’re Not Alone’ program aims to help families access further support and offer both Single Session as well as Group Work. 

 

Contact the Traralgon Office on 03 5172 2900 or email fds@acso.org.au for further information.

 

You’re Not Alone Brochure

Substance Abuse Support

Substance Abuse Support - For Siblings

Another organisation which provides AOD services in Gippsland is Gippsland Drug Treatment Services. Their website is www.gippslanddrugtreatment.org.au.

 

Have a question?

Email us at AOD@acso.org.au and we will get back to the next business day.

Out-of-hours support

Call Direct Line 
1800 888 236
24 hours support

days a week.
Free and confidential drug & alcohol counselling in Victoria.​

Information for Health Professionals

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