For many people, recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol seems impossible, out of their reach. They fear risking their family’s financial stability, having to leave home and employment and putting all their life plans on hold while they seek help. This is especially true for people living in regional areas.
ASV can support people to make dramatic positive changes to their lives while living at home, continuing with their normal lives and maintaining their relationships with their family and community. ASV staff will also provide advice and support to family members. The ASV program is evidence-based, affordable and successful.
The ASV service offers professional experienced staff, including a Specialist Addiction Medicine Practitioner and a specialist addiction psychologist, and a program based on Danya’s Living in Balance; this program has been evaluated and endorsed by the American Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Living in Balance is also registered on the list of evidence-based programs and practices (NREPP).
‘We actually breathed a sigh of relief when we saw the positive way my brother responded to Jason at their first session; within an hour, he was ready to try something new - recovery. We’d been looking for something like ASV for months, we couldn’t afford those private programs and the waiting list to get into public programs was so long—he would have had to give up his studies and move away from his partner and new daughter. My brother just got on with his life—his new life—and we were able to access help on the phone when we needed it. I was grateful for the support for families. I have a new life too.’
Many people have been using drugs and alcohol for years, slowly losing the things that are important to them, sometimes they can barely recognise themselves.
The ASV staff support people to address their use of drugs and alcohol wherever they live, develop a vision of a new life, develop practical recovery plans and help mend broken or stressed relationships. We know recovery is a long-term steady journey through change, and we offer assistance, helpful information, aftercare and linkages with community and private resources that help people every step of the way.
ASV’s packages are designed with individuals in mind. We meet people in their own homes; when appropriate, we work with their families; we offer an affordable range of services based on a researched and credentialed program and we are now in Geelong and South-Western Victoria. We can help you now.
ASV Incorporated, a registered not-for-profit organisation, offers people available, affordable, practical and successful support. Our Board is committed to helping the community and believes that recovery is possible for everyone.
HELP IS AVAILABLE NOW
‘Throughout my 14 years in the alcohol and drug treatment field, I wanted to provide something different, something practical, something affordable and something I believed in. I found all of that in ASV and the Living in Balance program. My fellow staff members and I meet new people every week, have the privilege to learn about them and their families and the pleasure of seeing them take a chance on themselves and recover. We are very happy to be available to people in Geelong and South-Western Victoria.’