The Goulburn region is set to see a boost in alcohol and other drug treatment services, with the NSW Government committing $6.2 million of funding over four years to establish a 10 bed residential and day rehabilitation program.

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, is pleased to announce We Help Ourselves (WHOS) will provide therapeutic programs aimed at achieving recovery from alcohol and other drug dependence. WHOS will partner with Southern NSW Local Health District in the delivery of this new service for people across the District.

Ms Tuckerman praised the announcement, “This is an exciting step forward to help people with alcohol and other drug dependence in our region. I’m looking forward to seeing the delivery of the service for the local community, as outlined in last year’s election campaign,”

“WHOS is an experienced alcohol and other drug treatment service provider, with numerous residential and day rehabilitation centres across the state,” Ms Tuckerman said.

The services will include individual and group counselling, care coordination, and referrals to other health and social services as needed.
“Clients will be connected with continuing care and other support services during their residential treatment to ensure they continue to reap the benefits and maintain health and well-being,” Ms Tuckerman said.

Individuals, family, general practitioners and other service providers will be able to refer clients to WHOS.

The site for the residential and day rehabilitation service is being negotiated now, with service delivery expected to commence in 2021.

This investment builds on the Government’s commitment to providing services for people struggling with substance use issues. In 2019-20 the Government provided $231.6 million for alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and support services state-wide.