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Drug and alcohol youth service (DAYS)

 

Overview

Based in East Perth in Western Australia, the Drug and alcohol youth service (DAYS) is a free and confidential service which offers treatment and support to young people experiencing alcohol and other drug related problems.

DAYS is a partnership between the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia and Mission Australia, providing inpatient withdrawal and respite services, inpatient residential rehabilitation service and outpatient counselling and support, psychotherapy and medical assessment to young people aged between 12 and 18 years (with some flexibility up to the age of 21 for people who are experiencing significantly problematic drug use).

Staffed by doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, alcohol and other drug workers, and Aboriginal and youth mentors, the service also gives young people access to educational, recreational and exercise programs, and offers complementary therapies such as art, music and drama therapy. Family interaction is encouraged, with families and other key people involved through support, information and referral. Both outpatient and withdrawal and respite programs are available from the East Perth site, with a three month residential rehabilitation program offered in Carlisle.

Treatment services offered within these programs include:

Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia abstract

Contacts

Drug and alcohol youth service
Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia
129 Hill Street
East Perth WA 6004
Referrals: 1300 651 329
General enquiries: (08) 9222 6300
Fax: (08) 9222 6374

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Last updated: 19 March 2014
 
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