Category information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specific

The below program/s provide a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific ATOD supports, in a culturally secure environment and manner.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer (Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Health)

Drug and Alcohol Program (Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation)

Substance Misuse Service (Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service)

The Connection (Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy – CAHMA)

 

Additional Services

The below program/s are additional services that provide ATOD specific cares.

AIDS Action council of the ACT

Al-Anon/Alateen

Alcoholics Anonymous – AA (Alcoholics Anonymous Australia)

Cancer Council ACT (Cancer Council Australia)

Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform (FFDLR)

Family Drug Support – FDS

headspace ACT (headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation)

Hepatitis ACT

Junction Youth Health Service (Anglicare ACT)

Kids in Focus Program (Barnardos Australia)

Narcotic Anonymous – NA (Narcotics Anonymous Australia)

 

Clinical Advice and Consultation and Liaison from The Canberra Hospital

The below program/s provide access to ATOD specific clinical advice for health professionals and consultation and liaison to the ACT’s hospitals regarding people experience ATOD issues. These programs can provide a link between ATOD specialist services and hospital and community based health settings.

Consultation and Liaison and Comorbidity Service (Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Health)

 

Counselling

The below program/s provide counselling directed toward ATOD use or harms in an individual or group situation. This could include a broad range of approaches, styles or type.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011). Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009 – 10. Australian Government: Canberra.

Counselling (Directions)

Counselling and Treatment Service (Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Health)

Support Groups (Directions)

 

Day Program

The below program/s provide non residential structured ATOD and related programs.

Street University (Ted Noffs Foundation)

Women’s Information Resources, Education on Drugs and Dependency – WIREDD (Toora Women Inc.)

 

Drop-in

The below program/s provide ATOD related day time services and a safe place with no requirement to make an appointment.

Continuing Adolescent Life Management – CALM (Ted Noffs Foundation)

Women’s Information Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency – WIREDD (Toora Women Inc.)

 

Information and Education

The below program/s provide information and education related to ATOD and associated harms. This could include to an individual, family and carer or open information sessions for the general public and can include a broad range of approaches from treatment information to harm reduction.

Alcohol and Drug Driving Awareness – including Sober Driver Program and REVERSED (Karrilika Programs Inc.)

 

Interstate and Territory 24 Hour Phone Lines

The below contacts are for each State and Territory Alcohol and Drug Information Service. The Phone Lines are able to provide a diversity of support from ATOD information, referral, brief intervention and counselling.

Interstate ATOD Support Services

 

 

Medical Service

The below program/s provide healthcare services delivered by medical practitioners for people experiencing ATOD problems.

Althea Wellness Centre (Directions)

Substance Misuse Service (Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service)

 

Needle and Syringe Program

The below program/s provide a range of services that include provision of sterile injecting equipment, education on reducing drug use, health information, and referral to drug treatment, medical care and legal and social services. The injecting equipment provided includes needles and syringes, swabs, vials of sterile water and ‘sharps bins’ for the safe disposal of used needles and syringes. Access to sterile injecting equipments is available from primary, secondary and vending machine Needle and Syringe Programs.

Source: Dolan, K., MacDonald, M., Silins, E. & Topp, l. (2005). Needle and syringe programs: A review of the evidence. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Needle and Syringe Program – NSP: Pharmacy

Needle and Syringe Program – NSP: Syringe Vending Machines

Needle and Syringe Program – NSP: Secondary

Needle and Syringe Program – NSP: Primary

 

Opioid Pharmacotherapy

The below program/s provide pharmacotherapy for the management of opioid dependence that seek to reduce the health, social and economic harms to individuals and the community arising from opioid use. This will be a legal, measured, prescribed dose of a medication such as buprenorphine or methadone which are available on a tiered dosing and prescribing system (from the primary clinic to community settings).

Source: Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs. (2007). National Pharmacotherapy Policy. Australian Government: Canberra.

Opioid Treatment Services (Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Health)

 

Peak Body

The below program/s represent and supports the non-government and government ATOD sector in the ACT with a focus on the prevention and reduction of ATOD related harms.

It works collaboratively to provide expertise and leadership in the areas of social policy, sector and workforce development, research, coordination, partnerships, communication, information and resources.

Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drug Association ACT

Police and Court Diversion

The below program/s are aimed at diverting people arrested and/or charged with ATOD related offences out of the judicial system into the health system. These programs can provide ATOD specific assessments, case management and referrals following referral from the ACT Policing, Australian Federal Police or the ACT Courts.

Source: ACT Government Health Directorate. (2012). Diversion Services. Accessed online at http://health.act.gov.au/health-services/community-based-health-services/community-health-services-directory/alcohol-other-drugs/diversion-services.

Police and Court Diversion Service (Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Health)

 

Rehabilitation

The below program/s provide rehabilitation which refers to an intensive treatment program that integrates a range of services and therapeutic activities that may include counselling, behavioural treatment approaches, recreational activities, social and community living skills, group work and relapse prevention. Rehabilitation treatment can provide a high level of support (that is, up to 24 hours a day) and can differ in duration. Rehabilitation activities can occur in residential or non-residential settings. Rehabilitation includes residential treatment services, therapeutic communities and community-based rehabilitation services.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011). Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009 – 10. Australian Government: Canberra.

Arcadia House (Directions)

Canberra Recovery Services – Bridge Program (The Salvation Army)

Child and Family Services (Karralika Programs Inc.)

Karralika Therapeutic Community Adult Program (Karralika Programs Inc.)

Program for Adolescent Life Management – PALM (Ted Noffs Foundation)

Solaris Therapeutic Community (Karralika Programs Inc. and ACT Corrective Services)

 

Self Help and Peer Support

The below program/s provide a range of services that support individuals with self directed change, or peer support from people with the personal knowledge and experience to provide social and practical support regarding ATOD.

CAHMA – Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy

 

Sobering Up Shelter

The below program/s provide a safe overnight facility for people who are intoxicated from alcohol and/or other drugs.

Sobering Up Shelter (CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn)

 

Supported Accommodation with an ATOD Focus

The below program/s provide short to medium term supported residential accommodation services with a focus on achieving positive outcomes related to ATOD use or harms.

Lesley’s Place Drug and Alcohol Residential and Outreach Service (Toora Women Inc.)

Marzenna Drug and Alcohol Residential Service (Toora Women Inc.)

Nexus Program (Karralika Programs Inc.)

 

Withdrawal

The below program/s provide withdrawal management that supports people through the process of detoxification, where alcohol and/or other drugs are removed from the body. Withdrawal management assists people by supporting and monitoring the withdrawal process. Withdrawal programs may be medicated or non-medicated depending on the drugs the person is receiving treatment for and the severity of dependency. Withdrawal management can take place in an inpatient or outpatient clinic or a home-based setting.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011). Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009 – 10. Australian Government: Canberra.

Adolescent Drug Withdrawal Unit – ADWU (Ted Noffs Foundation)

Arcadia House (Directions)

Withdrawal Unit (Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Health)

 

Last Updated on November 2014