In 2015, the board of Addiction Solutions Victoria(ASV) established the program to deliver effective treatment for drug and alcohol challenges, support family and friends of people facing substance dependencies and demonstrate that recovery is not only possible but available to those seeking help. We have now opened our services to people in Geelong and South-Western Victoria and want to let them know there is hope.
From the outset, ASV employed professional staff with extensive experience in the field and track records of providing successful results for clients. ASV also sought the best of the international and local evidence-based addiction treatment programs and adopted the Danya Life in Balance program from the USA—a program that is endorsed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and listed in the US registry of evidence-based programs and practices (NREPP).
ASV provides a highly researched client and family support and change program, specialist outpatient medical assessment and treatment and high-quality psychology services. This comprehensive program is affordable and available now.
The ASV team is convinced that anyone anywhere can recover from drug and alcohol dependence and build a satisfying life if provided with the right support. Long-term recovery is not only possible but available, no matter where you live.
ASV is a federally registered charity and a registered not-for-profit in Victoria. Our Board consists of members of the community; people with lived experience of recovery including family and friends; and professionals with an interest in recovery.
ASV has membership with the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), the Institute of Community Directors (AMICDA) and the Mental Health Academy (MHA). We are also registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
‘It is essential that people and their families and friends can get help to address addiction when and where they need it without having to go into serious debt. I am so happy to be involved with ASV—a successful program provided by people who know that recovery is possible and do their best to help everyone who makes contact with them. We’ve based the program on evidence and research and hope and have now expanded into Geelong.’
Jake Brooke - Founding Board Member 2017
Addiction Solutions Victoria - Our Purpose
Our purpose is to provide genuine opportunities for positive change for people experiencing addictions.
Addiction Solutions Victoria - Our Values
Hope - people can recover from even the most severe addictions if they are given the right support.
Accessible treatment – access to appropriate supports and treatment for alcohol and drug misuse, dependence or addiction should be affordable and within the reach of people who seek it when they need it.
Individuality – people respond best to support when their addiction treatment and recovery planis achievable, flexible and tailored specifically for them.
Families – families of people experiencing addictions need support and understanding. People are more likely to recover from addiction when their family is well-informed, supportive and supportable.
Community – connection and a sense of belonging are essential to a life worth living.
"ASV programs and services provide affordable, evidence-based drug and alcohol rehab options across Melbourne, Victoria. The core program is delivered in the persons home where they feel safe and their privacy is protected". - Jase Bowman - ASV CEO Drug Rehabilitation Center, Melbourne & Geelong 2020.
"When I first signed up for the ASV rehab at home drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, I had no idea what I was in for, to say the support process was transformational would be selling the whole program short. Not only was I supported to stop using but I have also now identified many of my underlying psychological and emotional issues that caused me so much distress, I am in recovery and moving, one day at a time, towards my best life, thanks ASV."