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:

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

Be Smart Recovery Program

Mondays 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Registration is required.

Be Smart is a 6-week program and will be facilitated on various occasions throughout the year.

To commence this program, a minimal number of 6 people is required. All ages for participants are welcome with the youngest permitted to attend will be 16 years of age.

The Be SMART Program has been designed to assist people who are affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them. The program aims to help participants develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment through looking at:

  • Motivation to change
  • Self-care and self-rewards
  • Assertive communication
  • Safety and support
  • Problem-solving
  • Coping with lapses

The Be SMART Program recognises the difficulties of supporting a loved one with substance use concerns, and thus invited participants to spend some time concentrating on themselves and their goals, rather than their loved ones.

Be Smart Support Group

Held every fortnight on Mondays at 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

This group is for participants that have graduated from the Be Smart Recovery Program for ongoing support and referral (if referred).

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 – 11am – 12:30pm Fridays
Men’s Smart Recovery Program – 1:30pm – 3pm Tuesdays

For more information

For all Watershed Day Program inquiries, please call the team on 02 4228 0449.

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