Adolescent Program

A multi-dimensional family therapy and education program for the treatment of adolescent drug abuse.


Are you worried about someone and just don’t know what to do?

We know how to help because we have been where you are.

Even if you can’t stop them using, you can still have a good relationship with them.

About The Program

A flexible, tailor-made program for your families’ unique needs.

The Family and Adolescent Change Therapy program is based in St Kilda and is the first of its kind in Australia.
The focus is on working with your family and/or the adolescent to:

  • Increase understanding
  • Encourage change
  • Build better relationships

The program is evidence-based, drawing on international best practice and well-respected, cutting-edge research.


What's Involved?

Young Person
free, 30-minute assessment with a counsellor for your family and/or adolescent (phone or in person).
5 Counselling Sessions.
2 Group Education Sessions (Optional).

Education Sessions

Session One
Session Two
  • Adolescent Development
  • Risk-Taking Behaviour
  • Meeting Resistance
  • Setting Limits
  • Developmental Stages of the Adolescent Brain
  • Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on the Adolescent Brain
  • Family Relationships
  • Structured Family Recovery
  • Communication
  • Making Choices
  • The Change Process
  • Journey of the Heroic Parent