Watershed Drug & Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre is situated in Berkeley overlooking Lake Illawarra. They provide the community with a residential service for alcohol and other drug (AOD) detoxification and rehabilitation. They also operate a supported accommodation aftercare service (halfway house) called ‘Carinya House’ which is situated nearby.
Overall, Watershed has 20 beds available to those 15 years and over and provides a safe & healthy environment where clients are assisted to identify issues that lead them into self -destructive behaviours and learn how to recognize and introduce positive change into their lives.
The evidence-based holistic treatment services include the only Residential Withdrawal Management Program (Detox) in the Illawarra which is supported by a four week structured residential rehabilitation program where our clients receive 24 hour support and supervision and participate in our Healthy Lifestyle Program that offers yoga, tai chi, exercise, meditation and relaxation; a Therapeutic Group Program that provides a structured harm minimization group program covering relapse prevention, anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships and self-esteem; a Living Skills Program that provides budgeting, shopping, cooking, gardening, home duties, first aid and personal responsibility; and a Health Promotion and Harm Prevention Program and Case Managed support including Treatment, Counseling and Aftercare.
Watershed’s aftercare program includes supported accommodation through our transition or halfway program at ‘Carinya House’ and includes referral and shared care options. Carinya House is an additional 6 bed, longer-term (3-12 months) accommodation program that provides continued access to relevant treatments and allows a gradual transition back into the community for Watershed clients. (From Website)
Maximum Number of Residents: 20
Age Range : 15 Years +
Appromimate Payment: 15-17 years of age – $168 per week. 18-21 years of age – $196 per week. 21 years+ – $224 per week.
Length of Stay: 28 Days
Types of Treatment: Drugs/Alcohol/Gambling/Mental Health
Disorders Duel Diagnosis Treatment
PO Box 25,
Berkley, N.S.W. 2506
PH: (02) 4272 3000
FAX: (02) 4271 6173
Call Toll Free 24/7
PH: 1800 818 872
Mr Kevin Hunmphries
N.S.W Parliament/ Legislative Assembly: 17/102012
DOMINIC GEIGER: 18/1/2014
Bridget Brennan: 26/3/2015