Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Day Program

Toora’s AOD Day Program assists women, trans women and feminine-identifying people aged 18 or older, living in stable accommodation seeking intensive support to maintain abstinence from alcohol and/or other drug use. Participants must commit to attending the Day Program for the full eight weeks.

Those with babies under the age of 12 months can bring them along to the program with approval of the Program Coordinator.

What can Toora’s Day Program help with?

  • Information on how alcohol and other drugs affect the body and mind
  • Assistance with preparing to cut down or stop using alcohol and other drugs
  • Identifying triggers for AOD use to assist with Relapse Prevention
  • Motivational techniques
  • Information on healthy body image
  • Information on effective communication and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge on how to build nourishing relationships
  • Ways to implement mindfulness in everyday life
  • Exploring family of origin (the family you grew up)
  • Parenting techniques and support


The AOD Day Program is free. Participants will be required to bring their own lunch. Light refreshments are provided.


You can self-refer by contacting Toora directly on (02) 6122 7000 or emailing

The AOD Day Program is an evidence-based health treatment program for women to help them learn the skills they need to live a full and meaningful life free from alcohol and other drugs. It is an eight-week group program, running three days a week at the premises of Toora AOD Services in Civic ACT.

Clients are allocated their own case coordinator to develop their individual treatment plan and to make sure they receive a full wrap around service of supports.

The AOD Day Program provides a safe, positive and respectful environment for our clients to build relationships with one another in order to learn from each other and explore personal issues that led to their misuse of alcohol and other drugs. It allows women to challenge destructive behaviours, to trust and build on their strengths, develop new skills, and make positive choices for the future.

External agencies also attend our AOD Day Program to deliver information and education sessions on more topics.