Alcohol & Other Drugs

Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Fees
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Age
Disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals
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Assessment Reports

Provides assessment reports on request for lawyers and the Parole Board in relation to people undertaking the Drug Diversion Program.

 

Banyan House Rehabilitation Service

Provides accommodation in a residential therapeutic community that offers treatment & rehabilitation services for individuals recovering from alcohol & drug addictions and any co-occurring mental health disorders.

 

Drug Diversion Program

Provides assessment, counselling, education and treatment services for adults and young people diverted to the program by police at the initial apprehension stage. The Program maximises opportunities for early intervention with illicit drug users.

Parents’ & Children’s Program

Accommodation is provided in a residential drug rehabilitation program for parents experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs and for their children 12 years old or under. Children accompany their parents to the Program. The Program is run concurrently with Banyan House Rehabilitation Service.

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Central Australian Congress has over 40 years of experience providing primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. The organisation’s comprehensive range of culturally appropriate services and programs care for the social, emotional, cultural and physical health and well being of Aboriginal people.

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We provide adults with care, protection and a safe place to sleep 6 nights a week. They are referred to the shelter by the police, community patrol or community services after being found intoxicated in public spaces. For many clients, the Sobering Up Shelters provide an alternative for incarceration and pathways to engage in AOD and other health services to help reduce the harm for AOD misuse.

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Counselling

Counselling, organisational development, human-resource consultancy services and critical-incident stress-management services are available for individuals and organisations across the Northern Territory.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Provides professional, customised support and learning programs to minimise risks to employees’ personal health and wellbeing associated with exposure to traumatic events. Training includes stress management, effective communication, basic counselling skills and dealing with aggressive & violent people. A comprehensive peer support training program is also available.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Provides a comprehensive range of confidential counselling and support services in work-related problems for employees and their immediate family members, paid for by employers.

After-hours appointments are also available.

Male and female counsellors are available.

Training & Development

Training and consultancy services available in organisational development and human resources include strategic & business planning, performance management, succession planning, organisational reviews, focus groups & culture surveys, team development, leadership, development programs, human resource consulting, performance review & evaluation, policy review & development, recruitment and retention, recruitment testing, job design, outplacement services, career planning, performance management, diversity & cultural change and organisational change.

Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Program

A specialist counselling and therapeutic treatment service for people affected by alcohol and other drugs.

The program helps to support, encourage and reinforceactions taken by individuals to reduce alcohol and othersubstance related harm. The program is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of the individual, children, couples, families, groups, communities or organisations.

Education and counselling for employees and members oftheir immediate families are also available.

EASA psychologists and counsellors offering the program are professionally accredited, trained and experienced. Male and female counsellors are available.

 

Opening hours by appointment

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Miwatj Health’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of the communities of East Arnhem Land through the delivery of appropriate and comprehensive primary health care and to promote the control by Aboriginal communities of primary health care resources.

Our service locations:

  • Nhulunbuy Clinic (phone 08 8939 1999; fax 08 8987 3355)
  • Galiwin’ku Health Centre, Elcho Island (phone 08 8970 5800; fax 08 8970 9292)
  • Ngalkanbuy Wellbeing Centre, Elcho Island (phone 08 8970 5700; fax 08 8987 9061)
  • Yirrkala Clinic (phone 08 8987 2650; fax 08 8987 3470)
  • Gunyangara Clinic, also known as Marngarr or Ski Beach (phone 08 8987 3800; fax 08 8987 3271)
  • Malmaldharra Clinic, Yurrwi (phone 08 8987 9903; fax 08 8987 9940)

Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)

General medical services including acute care services are provided for indigenous families and singles.Miwatj Health also has medical clinics in Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku (Ngalkanbuy Health Service) and Gunyangara.

Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Outreach Team

An AOD outreach team is available for indigenous people with alcohol & other drug problems.

Allied Health Services

Allied health professionals routinely visit the community toprovide ancillary medical services for community residents as well as support and advice for resident staff.Visiting allied health services include audiology, dentistry,dietetics, occupational therapy, optometry and podiatry.

Chronic Disease Outreach Team

A program focusing on the prevention of chronic diseases is provided.

Community Health Education

Provides public health awareness education including programs such as Tobacco Action, Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Strong Fathers, Strong Families, and Healthy Active Lifestyle.

District Medical Officer

A district medical officer is available twenty-four hours via telephone or radio for consultation as required.

Health Promotion

Health promotion programs are conducted to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Health Screening for Primary-School Children

An annual health-screening service is provided to monitor the health and well being of primary-school children.

Infant & Child Health Screening

Screening and monitoring of health for infants and children under five years old is provided as well as advice about health issues for parents with children in this age group.

Men’s Health Outreach Team

The Men’s Health Outreach Team focuses on health issues in indigenous men.

Mental Health Services

Mental health services are available to assist with problems of emotional and social wellbeing for indigenous people.

Specialist Medical Services

Specialist medical practitioners routinely visit the community to provide medical services for community residents as well as support and advice for resident staff. Visiting specialist services include cardiology, obstetrics & gynaecology and paediatrics. A visiting specialist physician and renal physician are also available.

Strong Woman

The Strong Woman is an indigenous woman or elder in the community who provides cultural education & information about women’s issues for indigenous females and provides support for indigenous women and their children to maximise their health & wellbeing. The Strong Woman may speak to women at the Health Service, visit primary schools & secondary schools or visit other places in the community.

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AADANT is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Northern Territory.

As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.

Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

Anyinginyi is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.

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Support for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Self-help and support groups for people who have beenaffected by the drinking problem of a relative or friend.

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Self-help and support groups for people who have been affected by the drinking problem of a relative or friend.

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovering alcoholics throughout the world. In Australia, there are about 18,000 members. They meet in over 2000 local meetings spread around the country. Meetings range in size from a handful in some localities to a hundred or more in larger communities.

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Stringybark is a 40 bed residential rehabilitation facility for alcohol and other drugs. Stringybark is located on Tivendale Road in Berrimah NT and accepts referrals for men and women over 18 years. We work in partnership with the Northern Territory Government to provide support, treatment and care options to reduce the harm for clients and their families affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Our aim is to provide a residential setting free of alcohol and other drugs. The intensive client-centred inventions combined with therapeutic programs will facilitate change for individuals and ensure that change can be sustained after reintegration into their communities. Aftercare and outreach support is also provided for through Top End Health Services and St Vincent De Paul Aftercare Program.

The Sobering-Up Shelter Darwin provides adults with care, protection and a safe place to sleep 6 nights a week. They are referred to the shelter by the police, community patrol or community services after being found intoxicated in public spaces. For many clients, the Sobering Up Shelters provide an alternative for incarceration and pathways to engage in AOD and other health services to help reduce the harm for AOD misuse.

 

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BushMob runs a residential program in Alice Springs for young people aged 12 to 25 years of age, wanting to get their lives back on track without alcohol, drugs or sniffing. The program allows each participant the option of a support person who can stay with them for a few days when they begin the program. The program requires the participants to undertake alcohol and other drug assessments, receive medical checkups and receive counselling. The BushMob residential program is a very unique program, tailored to meet the needs of young people living in Central Australia.

Outreach Bush Adventure Therapy Program

An early intervention program providing weekly, overnight & two-week adventure bush trips & camps for groups of 8 to 30 young people 12 to 25 years old. The programs focus on preventing youth homelessness; drug, alcohol & sniffing misuse; and disconnection of young people from their schools, families & communities. Program areas include skills development, self-discovery, counselling, team work, bush walking, swimming, rock climbing, caving, camel or horse treks, four-wheel driving, cooking & mechanics.

Outreach Intensive Support Programs for Young People

Support programs are provided for disadvantaged youngpeople 12 to 25 years old who are at risk of engaging in the misuse of alcohol, drugs or sniffing substances.Support available includes 24-hour care in residentialaccommodation, case management, counselling, briefintervention, life-skills development and education & training programs.

After-hours telephone contact is available.

Drug & Alcohol Services of Central Australia

Provides non-residential alcohol & drug treatment, counselling & case management, centre & home-based detoxification services and community development.

Nationally accredited training courses are also available.

Aranda House Therapeutic Community

Provides accommodation in a residential therapeuticcommunity facility that provides a twelve-week program forpeople with alcohol problems and an eight-week program for people with volatile substance misuse.

After-care is also available.

 

Community Education

Community education programs are available.

 

Counselling Services

Provides counselling in the form of a personal lifestyle improvement program for people with drug or alcoholproblems.

 

Drink-Driver Training Program

Drink-driver training courses are available for people who have been apprehended by the police and have lost their licence owing to drink-driving.

 

Independent Living

Allows clients to continue their recovery from alcohol or other drug use while living with their families in self-contained accommodation (apartments) for up to two years. Clients are supported by a caseworker.

 

Information & Referral

Information, intervention and referral are available for people with alcohol or other drug problems.

Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.

 

Outreach

A mobile team of four workers operate an outreach service for people who have alcohol or other drug problems and are in need.

 

Residential Detoxification Treatment

Short-term accommodation at Aranda House with non-medical detoxification treatment and counselling is available for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The initial detoxification and withdrawal service can be co-managed with another health service should a medical detoxification be necessary.

Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.

 

Sobering-Up Shelter

Provides accommodation for people who need to sober upfollowing drug or alcohol abuse and have come to the attention of the Police.

 

Transitional After Care

Accommodation is provided in a semi-independent-livingprogram for up to 12 months for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The program is based on a therapeutic community model where clients are actively involved in their own personal recovery in a safe & caring setting.

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Counselling & Alcohol-Awareness Program

Provides counselling, alcohol-awareness education, life skills and an after-care program for indigenous people with alcohol An outreach day-care alcohol-awareness program is available for indigenous men and women with alcohol problems. Individuals are able to attend the centre during the day to participate in the programs undertaken by residents in the residential treatment program.

 

Outreach Programs

Outreach school, community and prison programs are available for indigenous children, young people and adults with alcohol problems. This includes follow-up services for people who have completed the residential treatment program.

 

Residential Treatment Program

An eight-week residential treatment program for indigenous people with alcohol problems. The program also assists residents to give up cigarettes and cannabis drug use.

Counselling

Individual and group counselling are available as part of a twelve week residential rehabilitation program for indigenous and nonindigenous people with alcohol problems.

 

Drug & Alcohol Education Awareness Program for Schools & Youth Groups

Provides education and awareness at schools for children and young people in Years 5 to 12 about alcohol or other drugs. Youth groups are also available across the Top End.

 

Education & General Information

Education and general information are provided for indigenous and non-indigenous people with alcohol problems.

 

Residential Rehabilitation Program

A twelve-week residential treatment program for indigenous and non-indigenous adults and young people over 18 years old. The program provides an opportunity to identify and address the main problems and concerns relating to their substance misuse.

Support for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.

Jaru Pirjirdi (Strong Voices) Youth Developmental Project

A youth development and leadership program as well as an after-care project to assist at risk indigenous young people living in Yuendumu to build positive futures beyond substance abuse.

 

Mount Theo Respite Outstation

Provides a traditional program to assist people with anyproblems including substance abuse, petrol sniffing, suicidal thoughts or those who are victims of domestic violence. The program particularly assists Walpiri indigenous children, young people and adults.

Outreach Program

Provides diversionary and youth development activities for the Warlpiri communities of Willowra, Nyirrpi and Lajamanu. The Program includes WETT Youth & Media Project. The model focuses initially on diversionary activities for indigenous young people.

Project-based media workshops focus on developinginteresting youth & media opportunities for young people as a diversion from at-risk behaviours.

Higher-end media training and activities focus on employment options and media products for use in indigenous communities and the wider community.

The Program includes Willowra Youth Development Program, Lajamanu Youth Development Program and Nyirrpi Youth Development Program.

Vacation Care

Various holiday programs assist parents by providingrecreational activities for primary-school children.

The service particularly assists indigenous families.Warra Warra Kanyi Youth Counselling & MentoringService A community-based youth counselling and mentoring service operating from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu.

 

Yuendumu Youth Program

Offers a range of youth activities to promote health and wellbeing for children and young people in Yuendumu.

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Needle & Syringe Program

NTAHC’s Palmerston NSP provides a community needle and syringe program including collection boxes, replacement needles & syringes, referrals, education on harm reduction, education for service providers and education about reducing the spread of HIV & other blood-borne viruses.

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