Does somebody close to you struggle with addiction? Join our free local support group

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Does somebody close to you struggle with addiction? Join our free local support group

Inspiro has a drug, alcohol and addiction support group for families and friends who are dealing with people with addiction.

Call us now on 9738 8801.

Do you have someone in your life with drug or alcohol problems?

Do you seem to be going around in circles with the same thing happening over and over?

Do you feel at the mercy of something you can’t control?

Reaching out and being supported by others with similar experiences is a brave yet rewarding first step.

About This Support Group:

Inspiro’s support group for families and friends affected by people with addiction is a free support group funded by Sharc.

As part of Inspiro’s increased focus on drug and alcohol support for families, Inspiro, in conjunction with Sharc, run a support group in Lilydale for families and individuals who have dealt with or are dealing with others who have been abusing drugs or alcohol.

The support group will focus on the wellbeing of the family, learn about addictive behaviour, provide strategies to best cope with addictive behaviours, share stories and learn from each other.

How support groups help:

Alcohol and drug problems can be the source of many relationship problems.

This support group is a place where can you go to learn strategies to cope, gain support and be amongst people who understand.

The strain of living with someone else’s problem behaviour is more than most people can cope with alone.  In a support group participants are with others who are travelling or have travelled a similar journey. 

Attending groups regularly can reduce feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, helplessness and shame by gaining support, information and ongoing education.

At our support group we focus on:

  1. The wellbeing of the family
  2. Learning about addiction and addictive behaviour
  3. Providing strategies to better cope with addictive behaviours
  4. Sharing our stories and learning from each other
  5. Listen to other stories and gain insight, hope and ideas
  6. Benefiting each other through mutual support


The group meets at Inspiro on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6-8pm, beginning March 7 2017.


Inspiro Community Health Service: 17 Clarke Street Lilydale Victoria

Who can use this service:

Families, adults, youth and children.

How much does it cost:

All group counselling sessions are 100% free.

Our groups and counselling:

Inspiro have a stop smoking support group, a support group for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, a needle and syringe program, drug and alcohol counselling and youth counselling.

Find out about our depression and anxiety, youth and young adult and alcohol and drug counselling here:

Find out more:

Find out about Inspiro’s free youth and family counselling service here:


Our health Services also include:

Inspiro is a local, not-for-profit health service with general, family counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, counselling for anxiety, depression, loss and grief, youth counselling, Peri-Natal depression help, counselling for social anxiety and development of social skills, counselling for adults with high functioning ASD/Asperger’s, youth counselling, help with eating disorders and more.
Inspiro also offers dental services, podiatry, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics and nutrition services, diabetes assistance, MyAgedCare & aged care services and physiotherapy.

For information about PODIATRY click here.

For information about ADULT SPEECH THERAPY click here.

For information about CHILDRENS SPEECH THERAPY click here.

For information about PHYSIOTHERAPY click here.

For information about DIETETICS AND NUTRITION click here.

For information about COUNSELLING click here.

For information about OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY click here.

For information about our DENTAL CLINIC click here.

For information about our INTEREST FREE LOANS click here.

For information about our WOMENS HEALTH CLINIC click here.

For information about our on-site GP & SKIN CLINIC click here.

For information about MY AGED CARE & ELDERLY CARE click here.

For information about our DIABETES HELP & EDUCATION clinic click here.

Our group is for all residents of the following suburbs:

Inspiro’s drug and alcohol support group is funded by Sharc. If you live in any of the following suburbs you are eligle to use Inspiro's Youth and Young Adult Counselling Services: Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kaloroma, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.