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Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling

Meridian Wellbeing Services is partnered with Directions ACT to provide free and confidential counselling for individuals affected by their own or another person’s use of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive and non-judgemental therapeutic environment that values the unique lived experiences of anyone seeking alcohol and other drugs counselling. We welcome members of the community regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background or religious belief.

The counsellor will conduct an initial assessment, it helps to make sure that a client’s treatment support plan addresses their needs and issues and provides the best possible treatment plan for them. The focus is on helping clients to identify their goals. The alcohol and other drug practitioners use a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and person-centred practice, to help clients change the way they think about their substance use and to find ways that allow them to make positive changes in their lives and achieve their goals.

The in-reach AOD Counselling will be delivered at Meridian premises.

To make an enquiry please contact Meridian Wellbeing Services on 6257 2855, via email at [email protected] or complete AOD Counselling Self-Referral or AOD Counselling Client Referral Form.

Self-Referral Form

Client Referral Form


Segments of Care

The in reach AOD Counselling Services adopts a Segment of Care service model. What this means is that your AOD counselling will be focused on your individual wellness goals within a maximum of 4 sessions.

Waiting time may apply to the service.



Meridian Wellbeing Services is not a crisis service.
We are an appointment-based service and we only respond to phone calls and emails during normal business hours - 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

If you, or someone you know is in crisis please call the numbers below:
In an emergency always contact 000.
Access Mental Health open 24/7 | (02) 6205 1065 or 1800 629 354
QLife: Open 3pm - Midnight | 1800 184 527 |
Lifeline: Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 |
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: Open 24/7 | (02) 6280 0900 |

For those under the age of 25, there are also the following services available:
Kids Helpline: Open 24/7 | 1800 551 800 |
Eheadspace: 1800 650 890 |



Meridian acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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