Regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 3
The Victorian Government is investing more than $40 million in the Regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 3 project. The project aims to help more Victorians in the Barwon, Hume and Gippsland regions access specialist support.
Residential rehabilitation provides a structured and therapeutic environment for people looking to address issues related to alcohol and other drugs. This project will build two 30-bed adult residential rehabilitation services in Wangaratta and Corio. It will also construct a 20-bed youth-specific residential rehabilitation service in Traralgon.
These new facilities will help more Victorians receive the support they need – closer to their homes and their families. It will also reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol on our local communities, improving community safety and wellbeing.
The Regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 3 project aims to achieve the following benefits:
Increasing capacity in regional Victoria
The Victorian Government’s investment in residential rehabilitation beds in Victoria will provide around 900 more Victorians with access to residential rehabilitation services every year – more than half of these will be based in regional Victoria.
Relieving pressure on the system
New residential rehabilitation beds will provide a significant boost to meet demand, relieve pressures on other parts of the alcohol and other drug system and reduce impacts on local communities.
Support closer to home
Currently, there are no existing state funded facilities in key regional areas, meaning local residents have to travel to Bendigo or metropolitan Melbourne to access this treatment. These new facilities will mean more people in regional communities can get access to the right treatment, sooner and closer to home.