Youth AOD Support

Youth AOD Support

Directions’ Youth AOD Support services are based on a harm minimisation approach and provided in a non-judgemental and respectful manner that recognises the different stages of recovery, the individual goals people may have regarding their substance use and the impacts of substance use on friends and family. We provide both on site support and outreach to priority locations. We can help you with assessment of your individual needs, development of an individual support plan, case management services, practical and family support, counselling and group programs.


Our therapeutic approach is person centred and strengths based. We will work with you using evidence based treatment approaches that may include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other therapeutic treatments.

Case Management

Our Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Practitioners can also provide case management services, including advocacy and support to address housing, relationship, education, employment, child protection, legal and financial issues as well as other health concerns.

Peer Support

Our Peer Workers draw on their lived experience of alcohol and other drugs, along with the skills developed in training to provide support. They play an integral role in providing high quality service as they provide non-clinical assistance, drawing on and sharing their personal experiences in a way that promotes understanding and connection. They may also share resources, help build community connections or facilitate groups. Peer support may not be available at each location, but please talk to us if it’s something that you’re interested in.

Family Support

Family Support Counselling is also available to help family members and other people impacted by someone else’s substance use develop strategies to cope with the issues they are experiencing.


Our Youth AOD Support services are provided by our team members based in Bega, Moruya, Goulburn and Queanbeyan in NSW.

You can refer yourself to our service or have someone else such as your GP, other support service or family refer you. We’ll book in a time to sit and talk to you about what is happening and how we can work together to address your AOD concerns.