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Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) - Youth Withdrawal and Respite Service

Alcohol & Other Drugs

East Perth, 6004

The Youth Withdrawal and Respite Service provides a safe and supported short-stay residential environment to help young people aged 12-21 years to manage their withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs and/or take time out from environmental influences and pressures.
The service accommodates up to 8 young people for up to 21 days while they participate in a daily program, facilitated and supported by Residential Youth Workers. The young person has access to clinical psychology, medical help, mentoring and case-managers during their stay. It is the only youth-specific withdrawal unit in Western Australia.

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Mission Australia's Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) provide young people and their families’ access to a comprehensive range of free and confidential alcohol and other drug services.

Based in East Perth, DAYS clients have access to a range of different treatment services.

These programs include:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Case management
  • Individual counselling
  • Medical assessment and review
  • Clinical Psychology services
  • Group programs
  • Mentoring and outreach
  • Opiate and alcohol pharmacotherapy
  • Parent and family counselling
  • Alternate therapies (including music, art and reiki)
  • Aboriginal mentoring

Youth Withdrawal and Respite Program is a residential program which offers 24 hour supervised care for young people requiring a low medical withdrawal. Young people can stay for up to three weeks.

Residential Rehabilitation aims to provide young people with a friendly, supportive and structured environment to complete a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Its focus is to provide both physical and emotional safety while they engage in treatment to transition back into the community. This is a three month program and residents are required to pay rent during their stay.

Transitional Program provides support to young people engaging at DAYS residential programs to transition into supported accommodation in the community.

Court Diversion: DAYS runs a number of court diversion programs including the Young Persons Opportunity Program and the Cannabis Intervention Program. DAYS has a Detention Counsellor who works at Banksia Hill detention centre to provide young people with pre-release alcohol and other drug counselling.

DAYS aims to empower young people affected by alcohol and drugs to improve their health and wellbeing.

Who we assist

DAYS supports young people between 12 to 21 years old that are affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Eligibility criteria

We assist young people who are experiencing excessive and/or detrimental drug or alcohol use to motivated them towards a healthy lifestyle.
Alcohol and other drugs are significantly impacting on young people's lives.

Referral process

We accept self-referrals, referrals by family members, schools, hospitals or referrals by many other agencies.

Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) - Youth Withdrawal and Respite Service location

Contact us

129 Hill Street East Perth WA 6004
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Opening hours

12.30-4.00pm Mon-Fri for referrals.

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