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Koori youth alcohol and drug healing service



The Koori youth alcohol and drug healing service provides a culturally appropriate residential service for Aboriginal young people aged 15 to 20 years with alcohol and other drug problems, across Victoria. The program is designed to assist young people seeking support to address their alcohol and other drug use issues and reconnect with the Koori community and broader society. This support is provided through activities, mentors and services that respond to young people's vocational and holistic health needs.

The average length of stay is approximately four months and referrals can be made through community alcohol and other drug services, general practitioners, primary and mental health services, community programs, and by individual young people or family members.

The service includes:

Abstract adapted from Department of Health Victoria


Koori Youth Alcohol and Drug Healing Service
Ph: (03) 9495 6173
Ph: (03) 5983 6273
Free call: 1800 014 446

Related publications

Murray D, Holloway C (2009)

Koori youth alcohol and drug healing service – the first two years.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin


Last updated: 12 April 2016
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