What is Start?
START short for Salvo,Treatment, Assessment, Recovery, Therapeutic. is literally the starting point for people seeking help.
Start Community offers assistance to people with addictive behaviours, including drugs, alcohol and gambling, within and around South East Melbourne specifically and broader Melbourne generally. It is a distinctive program for the treatment of people with alcohol and other drug problems, and believes in a holistic approach to recovery.
The combination of individual counselling, groups, spiritual awareness, life skills training and staff role modeling are designed to encourage the participant to make significant life changing decisions. The program operates under a Harm Minimisation framework whilst recognizing that for some participants the program is directed towards total abstinence. The program includes individual counselling and personal development, group therapy, environmental care and recreation activities.