Drug & Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre

"Turning Lives Around"

Non Residential Programs

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While a residential treatment option may be ideal for some, at Watershed we understand that a live in program is not always practical for everyone at any time. Perhaps you have other commitments such as children or work that make it difficult to stay in a residential program. Perhaps you aren't ready for a live in program, or are on a waiting list for a residential treatment bed and need help and support while you wait.


Whatever the reason, you can still recieve Watershed treatment through its day program.


Free Service Progams


Watershed's eight week day program (which includes Group Work, Case Management and Counselling) has been developed by experts to counter the effects of substance abuse and to give our clients the best chance to beat addiction in a non-residential setting.

This program is designed for those who are not yet ready for residential rehabilitation, are currently waiting on admission to a residential service, have other work and family commitments, are exiting correctional services or may have existing legal issues in relation to Drug or Alcohol misuse (such as probation and parole, MERIT, Court System) or are currently on a pharmacotherapy treatment program ( such as methadone, buprenorphine or suboxone treatment) and wish to access additional drug and alcohol support - perhaps with a view to reducing dependance on these substances.

Individual attention is critical, so every client is assigned to a primary caseworker on intake, ensuring that they recieve valuable one-on-one time and that an individual treatment plan is developed that meets their unique needs.


*Fee* for Service Programs


Regular, on-going one-on-one counselling services are available by appointment. 



For all Day Program inquiries call: 02 4228 0449.


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Be SMART Recovery Support Program



If someone you care about

 is experiencing addiction...



SMART:                                         Mondays      5.30 pm-7 pm            (starting 24 October, 2016      8 weeks)

Community Smart Recovery:        Thursdays 11 am-12.30 pm


Women’s Smart Recovery:            Fridays 11 am-12.30 pm





Where:                    Watershed Day Program


                                Unit 3 Lowden Square





How to register:     42280449     Registration is essential. Numbers are limited.



This is a free program




The Be SMART Program has been designed to assist people who are affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them. The program aims to help participants develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment through looking at:



Motivation to change

Self care & self rewards

Assertive communication

Safety & support

Problem solving

Coping with lapses



Being in a close relationship can be like riding an emotional rollercoaster. Grief, anger, resentment, frustration, hope, disgust and disappointment can all be experienced. The program recognises that being in a close relationship with someone struggling with an addiction can be a frustrating, painful and sometimes lonely journey, in which it is easy to lose one’s bearings. 





http://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/tree-273x300.jpgWith so much time and energy focussed on the problems of the other person, it can be easy to lose sight of what is important in your own life. Rather than focusing on the other person, the program invites participants to spend some time concentrating on themselves and their goals.



The eight-week group program explores ways that participants can look after themselves better and promote healthier relationships with the other person. 



The Facilitators: The highly qualified and experienced staff at Watershed, are accredited Smart Recovery facilitators and look forward in educating and supporting those needing assistance.



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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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