Our Service

Daybreak is an alternative treatment option for people struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs. It is a program designed around Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in a group environment.


Anyone over the age of 18 years, who has achieved abstinence from their main substance of concern and who is wanting a longer term therapy option without the constraints of a residential rehabilitation program.

Other requirements:

  • Stable accommodation
  • Transport to and from wellbeing units
  • Willingness to participate in group therapy
  • Desire to maintain long-term abstinence from main substance of concern
  • Participants are expected to be sober from all substances while attending the program.

Referral process

Referrals are accepted from individuals or agencies, including referral via ACSO Connect (1300 022 760).

Participants will be booked in for an assessment with the Daybreak facilitator to ascertain their suitability for the program and to discuss withdrawal options prior to admission if required.

Programs will run throughout the year.


There is no cost for this service.

“they have an incredible insight into the drug and alcohol area and are very approachable, friendly and professional.”

“I highly recommend this program to addicts and believe it’s an exceptional arm within the Sunraysia community.”

“they’ve taught me so much about myself and how to manage my addiction.”

Service Information

Daybreak provides a safe and supported environment for our participants. We have a fully equipped kitchen and participants will be requested to assist with the preparation of lunches each day. Food for lunch and snacks are provided, as well as tea and coffee. There is also some provision for breakfast if required. Core units and wellbeing activities will be conducted throughout the day.

What does the program look like?

Daybreak is an intensive seven week, day rehabilitation program that consists of compulsory core and wellbeing units (Tuesday to Friday).

Core units* include:

  • Understanding change
  • Introduction to CBT
  • Managing cravings and urges/high risk situations
  • Foundation CBT
  • Managing anxiety, anger and frustration
  • Communication skills
  • Managing depression
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting

Wellbeing units include:

  • Strengthening relationships
  • Pharmacotherapies in alcohol, opioid and nicotine dependence
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Drumbeat program
  • Tai Chi

*may be subject to change.

Contact us

Each participant will be provided with an individual support worker for one to one counselling sessions.

The program runs from 9.30am – 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday.

P: 5022 5444

M: 0407 872 118

E: daybreak@schs.com.au