"Substance free thanks to Dianella Cottage"

About: Lyndon Dianella Cottage Katoomba

(as a service user),

Since I was 15 I have suffered from trauma and the resultant drug and alcohol problems. I have been in and out of use for 30 years, but the issue around drug and alcohol use was never addressed. Dianella is the first place I have ever attended that delivers tangible skills and understanding around the cycle of trauma, abuse, DV and drug abuse. After one year of care here I am substance free without trying. My life, my quality of life and my understanding and skills around my relationship with substance has completely changed with Dianella and the implementation of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.  


Response from Joshua Snowdon, Data and Reporting Coordinator, Support Services, NSW, Lives Lived Well 11 months ago
Joshua Snowdon
Data and Reporting Coordinator, Support Services, NSW,
Lives Lived Well

I manage the process of writing reports for the organisation's funding bodies, administer the client data system and prepare and analyse client data for reporting purposes.

Submitted on 16/04/2019 at 15:06
Published on Care Opinion at 15:24

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Hi Rainqp87,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I will make sure that the team at Dianella Cottage get your message.

It sounds like you have achieved a great deal over the past 12 months, and it is good to hear that our service was able to support you in this. I hope the skills you have acquired while in the program continue to serve you well.

If you would like further support from the Dianella Cottage team, please contact the office on 02 4782 9265.

Best of luck,


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