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Support Groups

Where can you go to learn strategies to cope, gain support and be amongst people who understand?

The strain of living with someone else’s problem behaviour is more than most people can cope with alone.  In a support group members are with others who have travelled a similar journey.  Attending groups regularly can reduce feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, helplessness and shame by gaining support, information and ongoing education.


“Being unfamiliar with the process of networking and sourcing contacts (having never had experience with drug and mental health issues) it is overwhelming to say the least. I have gained enormous strength, support and knowledge from the support group meetings during the last 3 years, which has assisted me greatly.”

Family Drug Help Support Groups:

Please phone the helpline for exact dates and locations
1300 660 068

  • Ashburton: Eastern Consortium Alcohol and Drug Services (ECADS)
    Begins July 5th 2017 at Alamein Neighbourhood Learning Centre
    49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton from 7-9pm  
  • Bacchus Marsh:
    1st & 3rd Thursdays   7:30 – 9:30 pm
    Merrimu Centre
    2 Bacchus St, Maddingly
  • Carnegie:
    2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:45 – 7:45 pm
    140 Grange Rd, Carnegie.
  • Clayton: Eastern Consortium Alcohol and Drug Services (ECADS)
    Link HC, Level 1, 9-15 Cooke St, Clayton.
    3rd Tuesday of each month     6—7:45 pm
  • Coburg: North and West Metro Alcohol and Drug Service (ReGen and Odyssey House Victoria)
    1st Wednesday of the month. 6-7:45 pm
    Regen. 26 Jesse St, Coburg
  • Cohuna:
    2nd Thursday of the month, 7-9pm
    Cohuna Neighbourhood House
  • Colac (With SalvoConnect and Colac Area Health)
    Colac Neighbourhood House
    23 Miller Street, Colac
    2nd and 4th Monday of the month begins May 8th 6-8pm

  • Cranbourne:
    1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6-8pm
    Balla Balla Community Centre
    65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East

  • Frankston:
     Orwil St Neighbourhood House, 
    16 Orwil St Frankston  
    2nd & 4th Thursdays  6-8pm

  • Geelong (with SalvoConnect)
    35 Myers Street, Geelong
    1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

  • Greensborough:
    3rd Wednesday of the month  6-8pm
    Banyule Community Health
    25-23 Grimshaw street, Greensborough

  • Lilydale (With Inspiro Community Health Service)
    17 Clarke street, Lilydale
    1 & 3rd Tuesdays of the month 6-8pm
  • Portland:
    Please call Portland District Community Health
    03 5521 0333
  • Ringwood: (EACH)
    2nd & 4th Wednesdays. 6:30—8:30pm
    46 Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood
  • Rowville: Neighbourhood Learning Centre
    1st & 3rd Thursday. 6:30-8:30pm
    40 Fullham Rd, Rowville
  • Shepparton
    Primary Care Connect
    299 Wyndham street,
    1st Wednesday of the month 6-8pm
    (beginning April 5th)
  • Supper Club – Grief and Bereavement club 
    (For family members who have lost a loved one as a result of substance use)
     2nd Tuesday of the month 5.45pm -7.45pm
    140 Grange Road, Carnegie
  • Sunshine: North and West Metro Alcohol and Drug Service (ReGen and Odyssey House Victoria)
    2nd & 4th Tues. of the month, 7pm – 9pm
    Duke St Community House, 27 Duke St, Sunshine
  • Traralgon:
    ACSO office
    3/35 Grey Street, Traralgon
    1st and 3rd Wednesday 5.30 – 7.30pm
  • Watsonia: North and West Metro Alcohol and Drug Service (ReGen and Odyssey House Victoria)
    1st Monday of the month (except April & November – 2nd Monday), 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Watsonia Library. 4/6 Ibbottson St Watsonia
  • Warragul:
    2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 7- 9pm
    Warragul Uniting Church. 210 Sutton St, Warragul
  • Warnambool WRAD support Group
    3rd Monday of each month 6—8pm
    Archie Graham Centre.118-130 Timor St, Warrnambool
    Contact Kim Williams 55645779

  • Werribee: North and West Metro Alcohol and Drug Service (ReGen and Odyssey House Victoria)
    2nd Thursday of the month 6-8pm
    The Bungalow, Anglicare. 2 Market St, Werribee


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