Addiction is one of the leading contributing factors in the commission of offences in Western Australia. Acknowledging and taking steps to address underlying reasons for offending is looked upon favourably by the courts. It demonstrates that the offender has taken responsibility for their offending and that by virtue of the offender’s efforts at rehabilitation they present a lower risk of re-offending.

Rehabilitation is a powerful mitigating factor. In many cases where a term of imprisonment is on the cards, attending regular drug and/or alcohol counselling or undergoing residential rehabilitation can mean the difference between going to jail and a non-custodial outcome.

If you are wondering whether drug and alcohol counselling will your case: give us a call on 1300 274 692 or fill out an online enquiry and one of our criminal lawyers will gladly give you advice relevant to the circumstances of your case.

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The following is a list of drug and alcohol resources may be of assistance in addressing substance misuse:

Cyrenian House

(Drug & Alcohol)
Phone: (08) 9328 9200
Fax: (08) 9227 7431
Email: enquiry@cyrenianhouse.com
Web: www.cyrenianhouse.com

Freshstart Recovery Programme

(Drug)
Address: 65 Townsend Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone: (08) 9381 1333
Email: info@freshstart.org.au
Web: www.freshstart.org.au

Holyoake

(Drug & Alcohol)
Address: 75 Canning Highway, Victoria Park WA 6100
Phone: (08) 9416 4444
Fax: (08) 9416 4443
Web: www.holyoake.org.au

Next Step Drug and Alcohol Programme

(Drug & Alcohol)
Address: 32 Moore St, East Perth WA 6004
Phone: (08) 9219 1919
Web: https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/about-us/our-services/next-step-drug-and-alcohol-services/

Palmerston

(Drug & Alcohol)
Address: 134 Palmerston Street, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 08 9328 7355
Email: perth@palmerston.org.au
Web: www.palmerston.org.au

Salvos Bridge House

(Drug & Alcohol)
Perth Sobering Up Centre
Address: 15 Wright Street, Highgate WA 6003
Phone: (08) 9227 8086
Web: www.salvationarmy.org.au/contactus/western-australia/

Serenity Lodge

(Drug & Alcohol)
Address: 106 Lewington Street, Rockingham WA 6168
Phone: (08) 9527 9999
Email: seren@iinet.net.au
Web: http://www.cyrenianhouse.com/

Community Metro Alcohol and Drug Services

(Drug & Alcohol)
4 locations in Perth:

  • South Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Service
  • South East Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Service
  • North Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Service
  • North East Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Service

Web: https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/about-us/our-services/next-step-drug-and-alcohol-services/community-metro-alcohol-and-drug-services/
Phone: see website for each centre.

St John of God DAWN Programme

(Drug & Alcohol)
Phone: (08) 9382 6049
Fax: (08) 9382 6725
Email: dawn@sjog.org.au
Web: https://www.sjog.org.au/our-services/community-and-youth-services/dawn