This dedicated inpatient program offers the support and expertise from a comprehensive multidisciplinary team of accredited psychiatrists, experienced mental health nurses and allied health staff to encourage interpersonal and life skills, build distress tolerance and to confidently make healthy choices to support your wellbeing.

Who is the program for?

The dual diagnosis program is suitable for patients who require inpatient, concurrent treatment for addiction and another mental health diagnoses.

How will it help me?

In consultation with the multidisciplinary team, participants will have the opportunity to be admitted for up to four weeks in which treatment will include initial detox as required, comprehensive assessments and structured group therapy.

The Dual Diagnosis Program aims to provide skills for mood stabilisation, emotion and impulse regulation, psychoeducation and addiction recovery in a supportive environment. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how mental health and addictive behaviours are interrelated through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

The treatment program will encourage your participation in decision-making and therefore provides services in the least restrictive environment. The treatment involves the creation of a supportive environment and incorporates your goals and objectives and where appropriate, invites participation of family and other close support networks.

When does the program run?

This four-week inpatient program runs throughout the year.

Please contact us to enquire about the next intake date.

How do I access the program?

Admission to an Inpatient Program requires a referral from a psychiatrist accredited with The Melbourne Clinic.

Your GP can refer you for an initial consultation by addressing a referral to ‘Dear Doctor’, or to one of our accredited psychiatrists.

Your referral should be faxed to Intake on 03 9420 9351.

Please click HERE for our Specialist Directory and referral process.

How much does it cost?

All referrals are subject to a health fund check prior to admission or commencing a program.

We have agreements with Private Health Funds, DVA, WorkCover and TAC however, self-funding is also an option.

Please do not hesitate to call us on 03 9420 9340 if you have any questions or wish to discuss your options in relation to cost.

More information?

  • Dual Diagnosis Program brochure - Click HERE
  • Inpatient Addictive Behaviours Programs - Click HERE   
  • Day Program for Addictive Behaviours - Click HERE
  • Outreach Services – Click HERE

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