Description

The Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) delivers peer based programs to people to help themselves to recover from addiction, and to achieve lives that are meaningful and satisfying, and that contribute to their community.

SHARC also provides support for families and friends of people affected by addiction.

Services provided

Family Drug Help – supports family members and friends who are concerned about a loved one's alcohol and other drug use

  • 24/7 Family Drug Helpline 1300 660 068
  • InFocus education course
  • Support groups
  • Family counselling

Residential Peer Programs - peer-based residential services providing support in recovery, day programs and connection to community support. 

Recovery Support Services program – for young people aged 16–25 years, includes a day program

US Women's House – residential recovery for women aged 26 years and over

Oxford Houses – residential recovery for women and men
 
Association of Participating Service Users – consumer representative body

  • Promoting community participation in drug treatment and care provider services
  • Increasing service user impact on policy development
  • Speaker Bureau

Advocating and creating opportunities for systemic change
                
Peer Projects - developing the role of peer workers and mentors. 

  • Peer Workforce Training
  • Peer Mentors in Justice 
  • Intentional Peer Support Australia

Eligibility

Family Drug Help – for family members and friends of people with problematic alcohol and other drug use. See website or call the FDH Helpline 1300 660 068

Residential Peer Programs

Recovery Support Services program – for young people aged 16– 25 years who want to recover from severe addiction-related problems. Further eligibility information can be found on the SHARC website .

US Women's House – women over 26 years who want to recover from alcohol and other drug issues. Further eligibility information can be found on the SHARC website .

Oxford Houses – for women and men who want to recover from alcohol and other drug issues. People on drug replacement therapy (such as methadone and buprenorphine) are not eligible for the service. Further eligibility information can be found the SHARC website .

How to access

Hours

You can call SHARC on (03) 9573 1700 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Costs

The cost of SHARC services varies. Contact SHARC for more information about costs.

Website

SHARC website