The Victorian Government’s Ice Action Plan committed $18 million over four years to expand drug treatment services, so more people can get the support they need to recover from ice.

The Government announced today that it will work with nine drug and alcohol services from across the State to deliver these services. They are:

  • Ballarat Community Health in Ballarat and Horsham
  • Odyssey House Victoria in Wyndham
  • Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Service consortium in Shepparton
  • Sunraysia Community Health in Mildura
  • Stepping Up Consortium in Geelong
  • Western Regional Alcohol and Drugs in Warrnambool and Portland
  • UnitingCare Regen in Narre Warren
  • Latrobe Community Health in Moe
  • The Salvation Army in Bendigo

This $18 million investment in community-based, therapeutic day rehabilitation services will provide treatment for more than 500 people each year.

Therapeutic day rehabilitation provides people with the support they need to address their drug use, while maintaining vital links with their work, home and family.

The funding focusses on regional and rural areas, where services are needed the most.

Treatment services will commence from October 2015.