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Ready 2 Change

How it works


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For Immediate

Ready 2 Change offers support to Victorians who want to decrease their substance use.  

Ready 2 Change is a drug and alcohol specific brief counselling intervention (one to six sessions) and is delivered over the phone by qualified mental health professionals. Weekend and after-hours appointments are available. Appointments are typically 50 minutes and include two workbooks to help track substance use and learn strategies to change.

To find out more about the Ready 2 Change program you can self-refer or be referred by any health professional via the 'self assessment' tab. Once you have completed the self-assessment, if Ready 2 Change is recommended for you, then you will be directed to the Registration tab. Upon registration, you will select an appointment time to have an assessment with a Ready 2 Change counsellor. In this appointment you will talk more about the program and your needs.

Ready 2 Change will:

  • help you gain a better understanding of your use
  • support you in setting goals
  • explore your strengths and vulnerabilities
  • teach you strategies to address your use.

Our highly trained counsellors will use evidence-based approaches and will share your journey with understanding, empathy and compassion.

Other options for change

If Ready 2 Change does not feel like the right program for you consider contacting Directline (PH: 1800 888 236) for other options.