Solaris Therapeutic Community Program

Provides a therapeutic community approach for adult males in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) with moderate to severe alcohol and other drug dependence issues.

Alexander Maconochie Centre, 10400 Monaro Highway, Hume, Canberra ACT 2620 Australia

Operating hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wait time

Contact the service for more information

After hours support



The Solaris Therapeutic Community Program is operated by Karralika Programs and is a voluntary program for adult males in the Alexander Maconochie Centre who identify with having alcohol and other drug dependency issues. Using a Therapeutic Community approach to treatment and ongoing recovery, Solaris aims to provide a safe, secure and supportive learning environment within a correctional setting where participants can explore and establish change within a social and personal context.

Age range eligibility

18-25 year old
26 +


No referral required (i.e., can self-refer)
Referral other: Referrals also accepted from Corrective Services
Other useful documentation: Contact the service for more information

Use of drug testing

Drug testing is conducted as part of treatment

Treatment type

Residential treatment

Harm reduction initiatives

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

Treatment duration

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

Delivery mode

Appointment required

ACT and NSW residents

Accepts ACT 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

Family/children support and access

Information and/or education and support for families and/or carers is provided
Contact with family members and/or carers/children while in program

Phones permitted

Contact the service for more information

Smoking permitted


Smoking cessation support available

NRT provided
Other smoking cessation support provided


No fees

Additional program services or support

Aftercare available
Additional supports available, contact service for more information
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1800 250 015

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