Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Resources

As part of a wider community of healthcare professionals, Retreat South advocates the following services in drug and alcohol recovery and mental health support.


The Buttery:  The Buttery specialises in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse and problem gambling. It is guided by the philosophy – Addiction is not a consequence of choice: recovery is.

National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM): The National Institute of Integrative Medicine, or NIIM, is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together education and research in Integrative Medicine, as well as facilitating its practice at the NIIM Clinic.

Australian Therapeutic Communities Association: ATCA support, represent and advocate for programs that restore a sense of self, hope and belonging through the use of the Therapeutic Community model of treatment.

Your Room (formerly ADIS – Alcohol & Drug Information Service): Your Room offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it.

Australian Psychological Society: The APS is Australia’s leading body for Australian psychologists, representing 22 000 Australian professionals.

Family Drug Support: FDS is primarily made up of volunteers who have experienced firsthand the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency.

The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN): Australian leading drug and alcohol search directory.

National Drug and Alcohol Services Directory (NDASD): Australian search database engine to help you connect with drug and alcohol services.

Beyond Blue: Beyond Blue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

Sane Australia: Helping Australians affected by mental illness lead better lives.

Headspace : headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

Black Dog Institute: The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria: The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) is a state-wide, specialist mental health organisation, providing support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety disorders.

NALAG Centre for Loss and Grief: At the NALAG Centre for Loss and Grief we provide free loss and grief support to those who are grieving.

Reach out: Reach Out provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. This includes depression and mental health issues.

Ngwala Willumbong Co-operative Ltd: Ngwala Willumbong is an ATSI Community Controlled Organisation that is dedicated to delivering quality specialist alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation and outreach support services to meet the needs of Aboriginal people and their families.

Bunjilwarra: Is a 12 bed residential rehabilitation and healing service for Aboriginal young people (male and female) aged between 16 and 25 years. It is a purpose-built, state-wide service situated in Hastings, Victoria.

WRAD: Warrnambool Centre has operated a drug treatment service for more than 25 years to the people of Warrnambool and the Shires of Corangamite.


Addiction Guide
Addiction Guide was created to provide the most comprehensive up-to-date information about various addictions and how to overcome them. We are not a treatment centre, but through our network of centres and connections across the USA, we can provide outlets for people seeking help

We hope this collection of resources is beneficial to your search. Should you have any further questions related to appropriate places to seek help, please email Retreat South.