Drug and alcohol services

Drug and Alcohol problems

Contact details
of services which
may be able to help.

Download printable brochure (2 page 85k PDF).

AA Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held several days each week, at varying times, in different Frankston locations.
list of local meetings (1 page PDF).

24 HOUR Helpline: 1300 222 222

AA doesn’t employ professional counsellors. When you phone you will be talking to an AA volunteer who is an alcoholic and is using the AA program to recover and stay sober.


For partners, parents, children and friends of people affected by alcohol abuse.

Website: www.al-anon.org.au
Email: alanonvsa@netspace.net.au

Phone: 9629 8900 (Vic Office)
Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 2:30pm
Listen to recorded message other times.

AL-ANON helps you cope with living with the problem drinking of someone close.
ALATEEN provides support for teenagers whose lives are affected by the problem drinking of a parent or other family member.


AL-ANON Tuesday 1:00pm
Karingal Place, 103 Ashleigh Ave, Karingal

AL-ANON Thursday 7:30pm
Blue Room, Uniting Church, 16 High St, Frankston
Up-to Date Meeting Times

Counselling Online

Confidential drug and alcohol counselling using text based communication. Free.

Website: www.counsellingonline.org.au
HOURS: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
FREE CALL: 1800 888 236

Immediate counselling, information, support and referral, including crisis intervention for drug users and family members. Support in dealing with the impact of drugs and assistance in developing strategies to deal with alcohol or drug problems.

NA Narcotics Anonymous

Meetings held several days each week, at varying times, in different Frankston locations.
Download list of local meetings (1 page PDF).

Helpline: 9525 2833

Narcotics Anonymous believes in the therapeutic value of one addict helping another. Members share their experiences and recovery from addiction at meetings.

Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS)

62 Playne St, Frankston

Website: www.ysas.org.au
HOURS: Monday to Friday 9.00am-8.00pm
Phone: (03) 9770 5622
Toll FREE: 1800 458 685
Drug and alcohol services for young people aged 12 - 21 experiencing significant problems related to their drug use. YSAS work closely with the person involved, opening up opportunities and helping them gain the knowledge and skills they need to live more optimistically and reduce drug-related harms.

Frankston and Mornington Drug and Alcohol Service (FaMDAS)

Frankston Integrated Health Centre (FIHC),
Frankston Flinders Road (AKA Hastings Road)
Next to Frankston Hospital
Mel Ref. 100A G11
Parking fees apply.

Phone: 1300 792 977
HOURS: 24 Hours, 7 Days a week.

FaMDAS assists people experiencing difficulties related to their drug and alcohol use. All services provided by FamDAS are strictly confidential and free unless otherwise stated.

  • Counselling,
  • Outpatient/home based Withdrawal,
  • Post Withdrawal Support,
  • Peer Support,
  • Community Education,
  • Support Groups,
  • Koori Services,
  • Forensic Services,
  • Drink Drive Licence Restoration (not free).
  • For Youth: Outreach, Counselling and Supported Accommodation (rent not free).

Frankston Salvation Army (PYFS)

Free Call: 1800 825 955 (24 hour)
Counselling including drug & alcohol support.

Frankston Youth Resource Central

60A Playne Street, Frankston (next to library)

Website: www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Things_To_Do/Youth_Hangouts
HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Phone: 9768 1366

Frankston Youth Central run programs and activities for young people aged 12 to 24 who live locally.

Southern Hepatitis/Aids Resource and Prevention Services (SHARPS)

20 Young Street, Frankston 3199

Phone: 9781 1622
HOURS: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

No appointments at this address.
  • Needle and syringe program
  • Resource and referrals
MOBILE OUTREACH SERVICE Frankston, Dandenong, Springvale and surrounding areas.

FREE CALL: 1800 642 287.
HOURS: Monday to Sunday 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Drug and Alcohol services in nearby areas

Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Service (formerly SEADS)

86-88 Foster Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175

Phone: 9792 7620 or 1300 142 536
HOURS: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Inpatient detoxification, outpatient withdrawal, home-based withdrawal, adult, youth and family alliance counselling, dual diagnosis, acquired brain injury, Needle Syringe Program, Primary Care Clinic, drink drive education.

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery

88 Alma Road, St Kilda 3182

Website: www.windana.org.au
Email: info@windana.org.au
HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Phone: 9529 7955

Windana helps people who have become disconnected from their family, friends and community due to drug and alcohol use by providing treatment services through a variety of programs. Clients learn new social and practical life skills to help rebuild their lives.

St John of God — Pinelodge Drug and Alcohol Recovery (Private)

1480 Heatherton Road, Dandenong 3175

Phone: 8793 9444
Visiting Hours: Monday - Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 2:30pm - 8:30pm
Website: www.sjog.org.au/our-locations/st-john-of-god-pinelodge-hospital
Email: info.pinelodgeclinic@sjog.org.au

Consultants cover a variety of subspecialties including general psychiatry, aged psychiatry, mood disorders, depression, anxiety and psychotherapy.

General Practitioners can also refer patients for assessment and admission as an inpatient or day patient via the Triage Admission Nurse who liaises with GPs and psychiatrists.

For local support contact
35 Beach Street Frankston
PHONE: 9783 7284