Canberra Recovery Hub

Canberra Recovery Hub provides a non-abstinence based Community Day Program in Braddon


Canberra City Corps, 2 Fawkner Street, BRADDON , Canberra Australian Capital Territory 2612 Australia

Operating hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wait time

No or N/A (typically no waiting times)

After hours support


Intake Phone Number

0407361470 / 0262951256


The Canberra Recovery Hub (CRH), a community-based day program, at Braddon Salvos, offers a family-friendly schedule from Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. CRH provides non-abstinence-based AOD community-based treatment. CRH operates within a harm-minimisation framework and provides flexibility within the suite of services offered, by intentionally engaging people at various stages in their treatment journey. CRH mirrors our CRS three-month Foundations Program.

CRH is the first step in a flexible integrated stepped-care approach to the AOD treatment system, where people can step up to CRS residential centre or step-down to the community.

Age range eligibility

18-25 year old
26 +


No referral required (i.e., can self-refer)
Referral from GP
Referral other: Referrals accepted from other Services, Courts, Corrections and other Legal Services
Other useful documentation: Photograph identification, Medicare card, Concession card, Criminal history record, Court reports, Medical records, Prescriptions, and other additional documentation as required.

Medication/Intoxication exclusions

Details on other medication/intoxication exclusions: Cannot access when intoxicated

Other exclusions

Other exclusions details: Contact service for more information

Use of drug testing

Drug testing not used or not applicable

Treatment type

Case management
Day program
Information and education (only)

Harm reduction initiatives

Provides alcohol tobacco or other drug education sessions (e.g., harm reduction strategies, safer injecting information)

Treatment duration

The program duration is variable, contact the service for more information

Treatment goal

Reduce ATOD use
Gain control over drug use
Behaviour change
Harm reduction

Delivery mode

Outreach services available
Face to face support available
Initial assessment: Assessment to determine service suitability either by phone or face-to-face

ACT and NSW residents

Accepts ACT residents
Accepts NSW residents

Cultural, diversity and vulnerable group capabilities

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)

Disability access

Accessible toilets
Accessible doorways
Accessible parking
Contact the service for accessibility details

Family/children support and access

Contact with family members and/or carers/children while in program

Phones permitted


Smoking permitted


Smoking cessation support available

NRT provided
Other smoking cessation support provided


No fees

Additional program description

Day program

Canberra AOD Services offers a community-based, structured day program at 1 Elder Street, Braddon. It is co-located with other Salvation Army community services including financial counselling, The Salvation Army Doorways emergency relief (financial and food assistance with support), recovery church and a drop-in centre. The program is for people over the age of 18 affected by substance misuse and other addictions and seeking a non-residential treatment setting.

Treatment is individualised for each participant through comprehensive assessment, referral, case management and therapeutic groups and aftercare support. Participants can engage in a particular stage and receive a certificate of completion for that stage dependent on their treatment needs.

The group program is harm reduction focused and based on The Salvation Army’s ‘Foundations Program’, which is a 12-week program aimed at helping participants better understand and manage substance use, find community, meaning and independence. The program is based on contemporary, internationally recognised methods, such as cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational enhancement strategies. Groups run as a three-phased program (each four weeks) from 10am to 2.30pm, with additional one-to-one support and other social and wellbeing activities available.

Additional program services or support

Hepatitis screening/treatment/vaccinations available
STI screening/treatment/vaccinations available
Aftercare available
Additional supports available, contact service for more information
Organisation website provides details and more information
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