NSW Non Government Alcohol and other Drugs Awards
Congratulations on MDECC’s nomination for the NSW Non Government Alcohol and Other Drugs Awards 2016.
We are pleased to advise that MDECC has made the shortlist for an Excellence in Treatment Award.
The Excellence in Treatment Award recognises excellence and/or innovation in treatment to reduce alcohol and other drugs related harm. This includes the delivery of services, programs or initiatives for individuals or specific populations.
Further information about the Awards can be found on the conference website.
We are excited to announce that Manly Drug Education and Counselling Centre (MDECC) will be starting a SMART Recovery group for young adults between the ages of 18 to 25.
The group will start from Tuesday 13th October and will be run by trained facilitators at the MDECC premises. The group is an open group, running every Tuesday from 4:30-530pm. It is free of charge and the participants can turn up on the day without having to sign up before-hand.
The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and supportive environment for young adults to address any problematic behaviours they are experiencing, in particular drug and alcohol issues. The group assists clients to work towards their own goals, which can focus on reduction of problematic substance use rather than abstinence. Clients do not need to identify as “dependent” on a substance, or as an “alcoholic” or “drug addict” to attend the group and do not need to abstain from using substances, although we do ask that clients refrain from presenting to the group intoxicated.
The group works on a 4-point program, aimed at assisting participants with:
Point 1: Enhancing and maintaining motivation
Point 2: Coping with urges
Point 3: Problem solving
Point 4: Lifestyle balance
There is also an opportunity for participants to sign up for a Work Development Order (WDO) after they have attended 4 sessions.
91 Pittwater Rd, Manly
Date: Every TUESDAY from 13th October 2015
NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED!
Please feel free to call us on (02) 9977 0711 if you have any queries, or email [email protected]
Welcome to our new look newsletter. Read the MDECC NEWSLETTER 2015.