Alcohol & Drug Counselling

The Counselling And Recovery Empowerment (CARE) division of Caraniche is a free service funded by the Department of Health of Health (DoH) to meet the growing need for specialised alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services in Melbourne's outer northern metropolitan areas. This service is based at Epping and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team.

Who is this Service for?

Anyone who lives in, works in, or has an association with Epping and surrounding areas, and fits in to one or more of the following categories:

· Adults with alcohol and other drug use concerns

· People concerned about a family member’s alcohol or drug use

· Children (16 years and over) of a substance using parent/guardian

· Parents concerned about their children's alcohol or drug use

· Employers concerned about an employee's alcohol or drug use

Treatment Types

· Individual counselling

· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

· Psychological support

· Care coordination


Our Staff

A team of qualified and experienced staff are employed at Epping. These include psychologists, social workers and AOD counsellors. We also have a care coordinator to provide support for health and welfare issues such as housing, employment, detoxification, etc. The team can help clients determine what other services might be needed and will link the client in with them.

Contact Details

For further information about our service or to make a referral, our office is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Limited evening appointments are available. 



763 High St


Epping, 3076


Ph (03) 9401 0600


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