Albert Road Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Addictions Service

The Addictions Service provides a range of treatment options for patients with a dual diagnosis of psychiatric illness complicated by ongoing substance misuse.

The service offers an assessment service, inpatient detoxification, an outpatient Addictions Rehabilitation Program, and an Addictions Relapse Prevention Program.

The Service utilises the Stages of Change Model.

The Service aims to create a therapeutic environment, emphasising healthy aspects of personal functioning and addressing substance dependency using an integrated model including:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Counselling

The Addictions Service liaises closely with referring medical practitioners to ensure an optimum standard and quality of care.

Inpatient Services

Referrals for inpatient detoxification can be made through the EasyAccess Service. Patients with advanced physical disease may require referral to a general medical hospital for evaluation prior to admission.

Day Programs

Addictions Rehabilitation Program

The Addictions Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist patients to stop alcohol and other drug abuse and dependence, using an integrated model, including cognitive behavioural therapy.

Suitable for – Adults with substance dependency who have completed or do not require a detoxification program.

Approach – The Program includes modules addressing psycho-education about drug use and dependence, strengthening motivation to change, coping with cravings, managing triggers of lapse and relapse, managing depression and anxiety, assertiveness, relaxation and lifestyle balance.

Structure – Offered two days a week for eight weeks.

Addictions Relapse Prevention Program

The Addictions Relapse Prevention Program offers ongoing support and therapy to prevent relapse to alcohol and drug abuse.

Suitable for – Adults who have successfully completed the Addictions Rehabilitation Program.

Approach – Group work aimed at patients who have made changes to their drug use and wish to maintain that change.

Structure – Offered one half day or evening per week.


For all enquiries about accessing services at Albert Road Clinic please call 03 9256 8322.

Making a Referral

Healthcare professionals should direct all referral and admission enquiries to our EasyAccess Service via telephone 1300 251 243 from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Referrals can be faxed directly to 03 9256 8361.

Download the brochure

Addictions Service