Established in 2015, Addiction Solutions Victoria (ASV) originated from the knowledge and the lived experience of many that sustainable recovery from drug and alcohol addiction was possible.
ASV treatment programs and our family support services provide evidence-based substance misuse / and or dependence (addiction) treatment, clinical support, psychological support, peer support , withdrawal and recovery supportand research-backed support for anyone impacted in a negative manner to an addiction to Drugs and Alcohol.
Addiction is the condition of being addicted to a habit or something. It typically carries connotations that an individual's habit has interfered with their social, family and/or health obligations, and has been continued for a considerable time despite negative consequences.
Compulsivity can take over an addict so much so that it often seems like they have no control over themselves; proper treatment can potentially reverse this issue, but not always. Commitment and effort are required to achieve sustainable positive change.
Recovery is typically described by individuals as a process of healing and accomplishing their goals through identifying issues, breaking habits, and rebuilding. It is not an easy path to take, but one that can ultimately be rewarding because of the insight gained as well as the ability to live a clean life from both a physical and emotional perspective.
The concept of recovery should encompass more than just alcoholics/drug addicts - it's important for all of us to try our best in order to live happy lives where we have control over ourselves; even if that means reaching out for help. With this in mind, ASV family support programs assist families and loved ones to identify and address challenges related to a loved one's use of substances.
Our drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are affordable and services are provided by experienced and passionate industry professionals. The ASV drug and alcohol outpatient addiction treatment approach is developed specifically to meet the needs of any person seeking positive change from addictive behaviours and patterns.
At ASV, we believe that given the right set of circumstances, opportunities and supports, that any person seeking treatment and support for substance misuse and/or dependence (addiction) can rebuild their lives and achieve sustainable positive change (recovery).
ASV is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is a Consumer Affairs Victoria registered not-for-profit incorporated association. We are governed by a Board of committed family members, community members, professionals and people in recovery from addiction.
In addition, ASV is an Associated Member of the Institute of Community Directors (AMICDA), a member of the Mental Health Academy (MHA), and a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
The ASV Board is committed to providing genuine recovery opportunities and knows that sustainable recovery from addiction is possible.
"We recognise the great need for families & their loved ones to access affordable & evidence-based Drug & Alcohol rehabilitation center for treatment across Melbourne, Victoria. ASV rehab at-home treatment options are affordable & evidence-based."
Hope - people can recover from even the most severe addictions if they are given the right support and opportunity.
Accessible treatment – access to appropriate supports and treatment for alcohol and drug misuse, dependence or addiction should be affordable and within the reach of people who seek it when they need it.
Individuality – people respond best to support when their addiction treatment and recovery planis achievable, flexible and tailored specifically for them.
Families – families of people experiencing addictions need support and understanding. People are more likely to recover from addiction when their family is well-informed, supportive and supportable.
Community – connection and a sense of belonging are essential to a life worth living.
Testimonial - ASV Rehab at Home Program Graduate - My loved ones helped me overcome my addiction
"My name is Lisa and I am an addict.
Up until 6 weeks ago, I was in active addiction. Today, thanks to the ASV rehab at home program, I am happily drug-free for the first time in a very, very long time.
Despite the many benefits of professional support, intervention, addiction treatment and rehabilitation, I wouldn’t be here today without the awesome love and support of my family. Traditionally, families are always there for us when we need them, and that is why they are the best. I for one would never have come out from the troubles I found myself in not for my wonderful family. They were like a rock, shield and provided me inspiration and strength when I needed it the most.
Some 2 years ago, it was impossible for me to function in my daily life without getting wasted. It was all I knew, how I coped, what I did. I didn’t need an excuse to drink and drug, I just did.
I want to assure you that the story is tougher than I have made it seem. However, the most important thing here for others is the great part – I live again.
Alcohol and drugs made me a slave, a shadow, a constantly depressed mess. However, I thank my family for helping me undergo;
Detoxification: was hard and incredibly painful but was worth it. I broke my chemical dependence on a variety of substances.
Rehabilitation: I registered for the rehab at home program, the clinical, psychological, peer, recovery and family support we received was phenomenal.
Recovery Support: I was introduced to a broad community of people in recovery, they became my peers and my peer support network. Having shared a common peril and survived, it was easy to form powerful and authentic bonds.
Aftercare Support: Completing the program was an incredible achievement that I am extremely proud of. Continuing to practice the principles of my recovery plan has relied on ongoing professional support from the ASV Team.
Wrapping up, I would like to share the hope with any person seeking recovery from addiction that recovery and freedom from the devastations of addiction are possible."
"We recognise the great need for families & their loved ones to access affordable & evidence-based addiction treatment across Melbourne, Victoria. ASV rehab at-home treatment options are delivered by experienced professionals." - Jase Bowman - ASV CEO Melbourne Rehabilitation Center, Melbourne & Geelong 2021.