Family services

familyservicesRecognising both the difficulties experienced by the loved ones of problemtatic substance users and the important role they play in treatment support, ReGen offers a range of services for families.

We offer brief and longer term counselling as well as a number of group programs.

Download the Family Services brochure here


Please contact our Intake team on 1800 700 514 to find out more about how to access these services.


Information for families 

We have developed a free resource for families to provide information about alcohol and other drug treatment, the role families can play in supporting change and how they can address their own needs.  

Contact us for free copies of the fold-out brochure, or download it.

Download the Family Resource here 

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Family Counselling
Our staff provide short and longer term family counselling as well as brief interventions and appropriate referral pathways for families involved in alcohol and other drug treatment at ReGen.

Single Session Counselling

If you have some questions or concerns regarding a loved one’s substance use but are not interested in ongoing counselling the Single Session Family Service may be appropriate for you and/or your family.

Download the Single Session brochure here


Family and Friends Support Group
Facilitated by family members from Family Drug Help, this monthly group is offered to all family and friends of individuals who are experiencing problematic substance use. The two-hour group is run after-hours.  Pizza is available.

More information on the Family and Friends Group is available here


Family Methamphetamine First Aid Program

The program has been designed specifically for family members concerned or affected by a loved one’s use of methamphetamine (Ice). This program has been developed collaboratively with people who have a lived experience of the impacts of methamphetamine use on individual and family members’ wellbeing. The FREE, 2.5 hour program provides essential information and practical strategies to support all members of affected families.

More information about the program 


InFocus Education Program (formerly ARC)
Family Drug Help runs a six week educational course to provide you with knowledge and skills to better understand the complexities of addiction. It explores ways of improving your relationships, offers simple strategies for coping with anxiety and depression and helps you plan a positive future.

More information on InFocus (including our evaluation of the program) is here


Playgroup is an opportunity for parents and or carers of pre-school aged children (0-5 years) to participate in a Playgroup. This is a program specifically designed to support families who have complex needs. These needs may include substance use, social isolation, family violence, mental illness, grandparents as carers, newly arrived among others. It is facilitated by staff who have training in alcohol and other drug treatment and/or childcare.

More information on Playgroup (including an evaluation of the program) is here


'Caring Dads' Program

Delivered in partnership with the Children's Protection Society, this new program works with fathers who use violence to reduce risk to family members and improve family functioning. 

More information about the program


Youth Services
ReGen has Counsellors who have specialist skills in working with young people (16+ yrs) and with families. Contact our Intake Team to find out more about how to access our services (1800 700 514). 


HYP-D Services
HYP-D Services works in the Hume region with young people and their families on alcohol and other drug issues.

See the HYP-D brochure for more information.


ReGen were co-winners of the Robin Clark Memorial Awards 2013 - Making a difference with children, young people and families.

Listen to Sarah Jones, our Family Counsellor discuss how ReGen responds to the needs of families affected by problematic alcohol and other drug use.