Alcohol and other drug day rehabilitation program – Making a Change (MAC)

MAC is a FREE structured 8-week, alcohol, and other drug rehabilitation program.

The program aims to:

  • promote behaviour change
  • improve lifestyle, health and wellbeing
  • Reduce or cease the risks, harms and consequences of alcohol and other drug use
  • assist participants to improve feelings of social connectedness
  • improve daily living skills.

The eight-week program runs Tuesday-Thursday with Friday being an optional half day. Program hours are 9:30am–3:30pm. It runs four times a year within school terms:

  • February–March
  • April–June
  • July–September
  • October–December

This program is for people 18 years and older who experience problematic alcohol and/or other drug use.

Clients will need to have ceased or stabilised their substance use; stable mental health; basic English literacy skills; a moderate level of intellectual and cognitive functioning that will allow for program participation; and self-motivation and capability for self-management. Referral does not guarantee successful enrolment. An assessment will be undertaken to ensure suitability, after which referrers will be notified of the outcome.

Fill out the referral form below to enquire about participation in the MAC program. For more information, contact the alcohol and other drug team at BCH on (03) 5338 4500, or via email on [email protected]. BCH works in partnership with Grampians Community Health Making a Change Program


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