Care and Recovery Coordination
Care and Recovery Coordination (CRC) is a catchment-based service supporting high-risk clients with problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and other complex needs in the Inner East.
CRC facilitates integrated treatment and care pathways for individuals who require multiple-agency, collaborative care from alcohol and other drug AOD- treatment services, and other health and support services. Experienced CRC coordinators work with clients to set recovery goals and develop treatment plans, and also can assist with submitting referrals and building collaborative service pathways.
Individuals aged 18 or over, experiencing alcohol or other drug use disorder, alongside other complex needs.
Individuals accepted typically present with behaviours or conditions that place them, staff or the community at higher risk (e.g. recently discharged from the Severe Substance Disorder Treatment Act or requiring a long-term supportive service to work towards AOD treatment goals).
Individuals may be referred from catchment-based intake services and assessment providers, if they have consented to this process. Contact the ECADS Consortium on 1800-778-278 during business hours (Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm) to refer.
Alternatively, individuals can self-refer during business hours (Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm):
In the cities of Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse and Monash contact:
Eastern Consortium Alcohol and Drug Services (ECADS)
Phone: 1800 778 278
In the Cities of Knox, Maroondah and Shire of Yarra Ranges contact:
Substance Use Recovery (SURE)
Phone: 1300 007 873
Variable and determined on a case-by-case basis, multiple sessions available.
After acknowledgement of a referral a CRC coordinator will liaise with you regarding whether referral criteria has been met. If accepted, you may be placed on a waitlist for treatment.