Call our Intake Team to Access:

  • Information and Referral
  • Assessments & Individual Treatment Plans
  • Counselling
  • Care and Recovery Coordination- Supporting you through your journey
  • Non Residential Withdrawal and Outpatient Withdrawal
  • Addiction Medicine Consultation- Specialist Pharmacotherapy Services
  • Mental Illness with Alcohol and/or Drug Use Support
  • Family Counselling and Youth Counselling
  • Groups, including Peer Programs (see list below)

Support Groups

Are you concerned about your drug or alcohol use or someone who’s close to you?

Groups are available in the Eastern Suburbs through the Eastern Consortium of Alcohol and Drug Services (ECADS)

Who are these groups for?

  • For individuals, partners and families affected by alcohol or other drug use
  • People concerned about a family members AOD use
  • Parents / Caregivers / Guardians concerned about children’s AOD use

Our Support groups are an opportunity to connect with others who are having similar experiences. They have an educational component and are a forum for you to share what is going on for you in a supportive space. Our support groups operate all year round in various locations around the state.

Please phone SHARC’s helpline on 1300 660 068 to find a program near you.

Services at

Sessions: Call for details
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: SHARC Alamein Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton, VIC
Cost: Free
Bookings: 1300 660 068

Peer Support Group
Come along to Access Health’s peer support group run by people with a lived experience of alcohol or other drugs. This is a place to learn from each other, find common ground and encourage each other in making positive life changes.

Sessions: Fridays
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Access Health & Community 378 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. VIC 3122 (Two minutes’ walk from Glenferrie Station)
Cost: Free
Bookings: Call 03 9810 30035

Family Drug Support Group
Family Support Groups provide understanding, education and support in the form of guest speakers, DVD’s, discussions and sharing by group members.
Attending groups can reduce feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, helplessness and shame. 
Everybody is welcome.

Sessions: Fortnightly on Thursdays
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: SHARC Batesford Hub, Batesford Road, Chadstone
Cost: Free
Bookings: Contact Debbie on 0412 382 812

Family Drug Help Support Groups
Inspiro’s support group for families and friends affected by people with addiction is a free support group funded by SHARC.
The support group will focus on the well-being of the family, learn about addictive behaviour, provide strategies to best cope with addictive behaviours, share stories and learn from each other

Sessions: Third Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: SHARC Level 1, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton 3168
Cost: Free
Bookings: Contact the helpline on 1300 660 068 or 9573 1761

Sessions: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Inspiro Community Health Service 17 Clarke Street, Lilydale, Vic.
Cost: Free
Bookings: Contact 03 9738 8801 or email [email protected]
Other Non-ECADS Groups you may be interested in:
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Abstinence based group that follows a 12 step model, with a focus on illicit substances. Has one requirement for membership “a desire to stop using”.
Find a meeting
Online meetings available
NA Helpline: 9523 2833

Abstinence based group that follows a 12 step model, with a focus on alcohol. Has one requirement for membership “a desire to stop using”.
Find a meeting
24 hour helpline: 1300 224 673