Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services

Provides clinical and non-clinical interventions for drug and alcohol issues through Aboriginal community controlled and managed health and community services

location
63 Boolimba Cres, Narrabundah , Canberra Canberra 2604 2604

Operating hours

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Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wait time

No or N/A (typically no waiting times)

After hours support

No

Description

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services provide Aboriginal community controlled and managed health and community services. Focused Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services include the provision of clinical and non-clinical interventions for drug and alcohol issues.

Services include providing primary health care, counselling, advocacy, community education, pharmacotherapy prescription, groups, referrals and support to people accessing alcohol and drug treatment programs. The Drug and Alcohol Team works closely with other Winnunga staff to ensure holistic service provision. Winnunga also provides the Road to Recovery Program, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program (including No More Boondah), a Needle and Syringe Program and Opioid Maintenance Treatment.

Target group

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific

Age range eligibility

Under 18
18-25 year old
26 +

Documentation

No referral required (i.e., can self-refer)
Other useful documentation:

Medication/Intoxication exclusions

No exclusions, i.e. the a low threshold service able to see people whether they have used drugs or not, people can attend whilst on medication or going through withdrawal or while Opioid Management Therapy

Use of drug testing

Drug testing not used or not applicable

Treatment type

Counselling
Needle and syringe program
Pharmacotherapy
Specialist ATOD primary health care

Harm reduction initiatives

Provide Naloxone and/or overdose prevention education
Provide sterile injecting equipment

Treatment duration

The program duration is variable, contact the service for more information

Delivery mode

Drop in, no appointment required

Public transport support available

Transport can be arranged

ACT and NSW residents

Accepts ACT residents
Accepts NSW residents

Cultural, diversity and vulnerable group capabilities

LGBTIQA+
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)

Disability access

Accessible toilets
Accessible doorways
Accessible parking

Family/children support and access

Information and/or education and support for families and/or carers is provided

Phones permitted

Yes

Smoking permitted

No

Smoking cessation support available

NRT provided
Other smoking cessation support provided

Fees

No fees

Additional program description

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services also provides:

Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program:
Winnunga’s TIS program delivers a range of activities including information sessions and stalls at events, schools and workplaces to provide education and information on smoking harms. Smoking cessation support is referred to Winnunga’s ‘No More Boondah’ quit smoking program and the Aboriginal quitline. TIS has a range of free promo gear, displays and models targeting smoking in pregnancy, avoiding uptake of smoking especially youth, the dangers of second hand smoke and keeping cars and homes smoke free.

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Are you in crisis?

In an Emergency call 000. Additional crisis supports are available.

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Hotline

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

1800 250 015

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Are you from interstate?

The National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline automatically directs you to the Alcohol and Drug Information Service in your State or Territory

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