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Watershed Australia PHP


Watershed Australia Review

Watershed is a treatment facility in the coastal city of Wollongong in Australia. Watershed specializes in the care of men and women struggling with addiction. Opened in 1978, Watershed provides a comprehensive Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) ideal for clients that require treatment but cannot commit to a residential program.

Clients are able to participate in consistent therapy without having to take time away from work or family obligations. Watershed offers clients individualized treatment strategies that utilize both 12-step and evidence-based therapies. The facility also specializes in dual diagnosis support for individuals with co-occurring conditions. Watershed is accredited through the ACHS.

Treatment and Staff

Before treatment client meet with a primary case worker to determine the best possible care plan customized to meet their unique needs and goals. When necessary clients transfer immediately from intake into the detox program. Watershed offers a medical detox that includes medication to help curb painful withdrawal effects. The length of detox depends on the unique needs of the individual. The process can last between five and 14 days. From there, many clients transfer into the Watershed Day program until a spot opens in the residential phase.

Watershed understands that addiction is a chronic brain disease. Consequently, the facility offers a multifaceted approach to care that includes a range of therapeutic methods. The eight-week Day program offers case management services, relapse prevention, 12-step and both individual and group counseling rooted in evidence-based therapies. Watershed believes in the importance of relapse prevention training. As a result, clients learn how identify and avoid cravings, and techniques for anger and stress management. In addition, psychoeducation courses educate clients on the disease of addiction. The facility hosts weekly community and women-only SMART Recovery meetings in the mornings and evenings.

Watershed employs a team of facilitators, case workers, physicians and therapists. Dual diagnosis support is available for clients with co-occurring disorders.


The Watershed Day program is perfect for clients coming out of a correctional institute, either on parole or probation.

In Summary

In summation, Watershed in Wollongong, Australia offers detox, residential and PHP for clients struggling with alcohol and substance use disorders. The comprehensive Day program is free, and therefore an effective choice for individuals on the waitlist for the residential program as well as persons on Suboxone and Vivitrol in need of additional support. For anyone that needs a consistent therapeutic structure, Watershed is an excellent option.

Watershed Australia Location

Watershed Day Program
Unit 3
Lowden Square
Wollongong NSW 2500

Watershed Australia Cost

Watershed Australia Cost: Free. Reach Watershed Australia by phone at 1800 818 872 or by email

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