Mirikai rehabilitation

Making Choices celebrates diversity and warmly welcomes all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from all cultures and countries.

Making Choices is a sustainable recovery service for adults living in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas. The program strengthens skills to support recovery from alcohol and drugs. Making Choices has been developed on the ideals that everybody’s recovery journey is different, everyone has the capacity to achieve recovery, recovery is a process, not a destination, and recovery is an opportunity to develop as a human being.

The service aims to offer individualised support catered to each individual’s situation and needs, and support clients to lead fulfilling lives with meaning. Making Choices is designed to work with you, not for you.


How do I know if this program is for me?

Making Choices is suited for people who have:

  • Recently completed a drug and alcohol treatment program, such as:
    • Residential rehabilitation
    • Community-based treatment
    • Drug and alcohol treatment program in a correctional facility
    • In-patient withdrawal management program
    • Currently on a maintenance opiate treatment program
  • Actively working on my mental health for the past 3 – 6 months
  • Abstinent from substances or control of use so as to not impact on my health, relationships or other priorities
  • Concerned I am at risk of relapsing
  • Wanting to develop skills to support quality of life and sustainable recovery.


What you can access

  • Recovery Treatment Plan
  • Individual support to work out what you need to sustain recovery
  • Group programs to develop recovery skills
  • SMART Recovery Meetings
  • Supported referral to other services and therapists
  • Social support – working with other services.


Want more information?

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.