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Pathways Murrumbidgee

Servicing Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Young, Tumut and surrounds

Services are provided from the Pathways Murrumbidgee sites in Wagga Wagga and Griffith. Outreach services are provided throughout the wider Murrumbidgee community.


Service description

Directions’ Pathways Murrumbidgee is based on a harm minimisation approach.  Services are provided in a non-judgemental and respectful manner that recognises different stages of recovery; the individual goals people may have regarding their substance use; and the impact of substance on family and friends.

Our therapeutic approach is person centred, holistic and strengths based.  We will work with you using evidence based treatment approaches that may include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and other therapeutic treatments.

Some of the programs and services Pathways provide include:

Counselling and Case Management: Pathways’ services provide specialist counselling and case management for people who are seeking to be substance free or reduce their substance use, would like to explore their treatment options or considering making changes to their lives.

Family Support: Support and counselling is available to help family members, and other people impacted by someone else’s substance use and develop strategies to cope with the issues they are experiencing.

Crisis Support: Urgent support is available for people in crisis.  Please phone the Murrumbidgee office and staff will endeavour to make telephone contact the same day or within an optimal time frame.

Therapeutic and Support Groups: A range of groups are facilitated to meet the needs of clients, including peer and family/friends support groups.  Please contact the Murrumbidgee office for a current groups timetable.

Methamphetamine program: This program is available for people of impacted by methamphetamine.

Pre and Post rehabilitation support: For people who are awaiting or have recently completed withdrawal, residential or day rehabilitation programs for any alcohol or drug concern.

Work it Out: Support for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals whose work or education is impacted by alcohol and other drug use.


People who are experiencing substance use problems, and family and friends impacted by someone else’s substance use are eligible for services provided by Pathways Murrumbidgee.

How do I organise an appointment or referral?

People can receive services from Pathways Murrumbidgee in several ways.

They can contact Pathways directly, or on behalf of a family member or friend, or by written referral from another service or healthcare professional.

Following your first contact with Pathways Murrumbidgee, an assessment will be undertaken to identify your needs and develop a plan that will support you to achieve your goals regarding your substance use.  With the person’s consent, this can include a referral to a withdrawal and/or residential rehabilitation service, or to other services.

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