The Watershed 9-week day program (which includes Group Work, Case Management and Crisis Intervention / Counselling and Referral) has been developed by experts to counter the effects of substance use concerns and to give our clients the best chance to progress along their recovery journey in a non-residential setting.

This program is designed for:

  • those who are not yet ready for residential rehabilitation
  • currently waiting on admission to a residential service
  • have other work and family commitments
  • are exiting correctional services or may have existing legal issues in relation to their drug and/or alcohol use (such as probation and parole, MERIT, Court System)
  • are currently on a pharmacotherapy treatment program (such as methadone, buprenorphine or suboxone treatment) and wish to access additional drug and alcohol support

Individual attention is critical, so every client is ensured to receive valuable one-on-one time in addition to the development of an individual treatment plan to meet their unique needs.

Therapeutic Group Program

A structured harm minimisation group program is provided daily. Topics covered include but not limited to:

  • Self Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Life Skills
  • Mental Health

Smart Recovery Programs – adults over 18

SMART Recovery Program provides assistance to individuals seeking abstinence from substance use. SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training. The SMART approach is scientifically-based, using cognitive behavioural therapy and non-confrontational motivational therapy.

Community Smart Recovery Program – 11am – 12:30pm Thursdays (men/women)
Women’s Smart Recovery Program – 2pm Tuesdays online


You don’t need a GP referral. You can self-refer through our website here. If you have limited access to the internet or would prefer to speak to us to request a referral, please phone the Contact Team on 1300 727 957.

We also accept online provider referrals from other health professionals, services and community and government organisations or they can fax referrals to 07 5546 8223.

For more information

For further questions about our programs, view our FAQs page here or you can contact us on 1300 727 957.

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