Based in East Perth, the Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) is a free and confidential service which offers treatment and support to young people experiencing drug and alcohol related problems.
DAYS is a partnership between the Drug and Alcohol Office and Mission Australia, providing inpatient withdrawal and respite services, inpatient residential rehabilitation service and outpatient counselling and support, psychotherapy and medical assessment to young people aged between 12 and 18 years of age (with some flexibility up to the age of 21 for people who are experiencing significantly problematic drug use).
Staffed by doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, drug and alcohol workers, and Aboriginal and youth mentors the service also gives young people access to educational, recreational and exercise programs, and offers complementary therapies such as art, music and drama therapy.
Family interaction is encouraged, with families and other key people involved through support, information and referral. Both outpatient and withdrawal and respite programs are available from the East Perth site, with a three month residential rehabilitation program offered in Carlisle.
Treatment services offered within these programs include:
- Comprehensive assessment
- Case management
- Individual counselling
- Medical assessment and review
- Clinical Psychology services
- Group programs
- Mentoring and outreach (including Aboriginal mentoring)
- Opiate and alcohol pharmacotherapy
- Parent and family counselling
- Alternate therapies (including music and reiki)
For more information contact DAYS on (08) 9222 6300, or download the DAYS brochure (PDF 1.8MB). Referrals can be made through the duty system Monday to Friday, 12:30pm - 4:00pm on 1300 651 329.