Drug & Alcohol Support

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Supportive Drug & Alcohol Services

The Oasis Youth Services and Salvation Army provide supportive services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families dealing with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues.

The misuse of alcohol and other drugs can have a damaging impact on individuals, families, and communities and that’s why we are here to help. It is important to get support if you or a young person you know, needs help to manage a substance use issue and/or anger issues related to AOD.

The programs are held at Oasis Hunter location, in Hamilton - Newcastle. But they are offered to our community within the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions.

Psychology Support

Our Psychology service offers therapeutic support for young people experiencing substance use and underlying mental health issues.

At Oasis Youth Service - Hunter, we start with where you are at, and use evidence-based practice to guide all assessment and treatment planning.

Your first appointment will allow the psychologist to get to know you and what has brought you to counselling. This leads to the development of a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. And after 6 sessions, a review will let you decide if you’d like to stay in treatment, with the possibility of extending the program.

Measuring success

At all times during the process, we collaborate with other health and mental health services to ensure you have access to the best possible care for your needs; that may include access to our Oasis caseworkers or any other relevant services.

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Early Intervention Group Programs

The Early Intervention & Prevention Program was created to empower students to make informed decisions, by providing group education to young people at risk of substance misuse and exploring ways to prevent it.

This program provides group education in a safe and comfortable environment and opens the discussion to empower young people to make informed decisions.

Education

Intervention

Prevention

Program Stages Outlined

  • Rewarding the Centre of the Brain
  • The Stages of Use
  • Harms and Effects
  • Stages of Change
  • Making Healthy Choices

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Program Instructors

Anna

Psychologist

Casey

Youth Caseworker

Elaine

Aboriginal
Youth Caseworker

Dane

Youth Caseworker