Drug & Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre

"Turning Lives Around"


You have just made a very important decision, one that will affect the rest of your life. In order that you come prepared and know what to expect, Watershed has compiled the following information that will be helpful in planning for your treatment experience.


Clients pay a nominal fee which covers food & board. This fee can be taken as a percentage of their Centrelink benefit. Our admissions officer will provide this information on contact.

Client Rights

Watershed believes in respectful treatment of clients, family members, and staff while providing a safe and supportive environment. Watershed provides a system to ensure that the clients' and family members' rights are preserved and protected.


Watershed's commitment to each client's confidentiality is ensured by our legal responsibility as mandated by state and federal law. Each staff member is dedicated to upholding these standards in all communications and records.

Resident Rules

In order to provide a safe, healthy environment that supports all individuals in recovery, clients need to abide by the following rules.

  1. No alcohol or other drugs
  2. No violence or threat of violence (including self inflicted)
  3. No sexual activity
  4. No stealing
  5. Full participation in the program
  6. Adherence to program outline
  7. Remain within the boundaries of the program
  8. Not to undermine or commit any act that puts in jeopardy the purpose of the program

* Violation of these rules may result in exclusion from the program.

Watershed acknowledges the traditional custodians of country and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.

Watershed holds accreditation with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS).

Formerly: Wollongong Crisis Centre

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