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- Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA)
Services include: The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) is the peak body representing the non-government and government alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) sector in the ACT. ATODA seeks to promote health through the prevention and reduction of the harms associated with ATOD.
- Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)
Services include: CAHMA provides a peer based user group run by and for past and present illicit/injecting drug users, their families and friends. CAHMA provides advocacy, assistance and education around issues pertinent to the lives of illicit/injecting drug users.
- Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA) - The Connection
Services include: The Connection is an indigenous peer based support service run by and for past or present illicit/injecting drug users. We provide advocacy and assistance and education around issues relevant to illicit/injecting drug users.
- Canberra Hospital - Alcohol & Drug Services
Services include: Information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support twenty-four hours a day. Our services include Opioid (Methadone) Treatment Service, Withdrawal Services, Medical Services and Consultation Liaison Services that aim to support and educate clients who are affected by harmful alcohol and drug use.
- Canberra Hospital - Mental Health Services
Services include: A comprehensive range of flexible and accessible mental health services, psychiatric services, specialist acute treatment and assessment services for people experiencing mental health issues.
- Canberra Hospital - Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Services include: Comprehensive investigation and management of all aspects of respiratory and sleep-related disorders. The department provides general respiratory services to inpatients and outpatients, including respiratory function assessment, bronchoscopy, sleep monitoring, asthma education, smoking cessation, as well as clinical management of all respiratory disorders.
- City Health Centre - Alcohol & Drug Services
Services include: Diversion Services which aim to divert people apprehended for drug use or drug related offences from the judicial system into the health system. Counselling and Treatment Services (CTS) provide counselling, support, and a range of therapeutic/ educational groups.
- DIRECTIONS ACT - Arcadia House Detox and Transition Program
Services include: Safe, tranquil and natural detox alternative and is staffed 24 hours a day. The purpose of Arcadia House is to provide clients with the physical and personal resources to successfully withdraw from alcohol and other drugs.
- DIRECTIONS ACT - Counselling Services
Directions counselling services provides free, confidential and non-judgmental counselling for individuals, families and friends affected by Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) issues.
All counsellors can also provide advocacy and support for people with issues regarding housing, relationships, employment, the legal system, and health concerns. A crisis counselling service is available via telephone, or drop in, at either our Woden, or Civic NSP offices
- DIRECTIONS ACT - Needle and Syringe Program
Services include: Provides clean injecting equipment, information on safe injecting practices and general health information. Crisis casemanagement and counselling available at Civic Outlet. Healthy frozen meals are available also.
- Dual Diagnosis Service
Services include: Individualised assessment, consultation and liaison services to mental health consumers with a co-morbid substance use problem.
- Forensic Mental Health Services
Services include: Specialist mental health teams for persons with mental health issues and current/ past criminal matters. Forensic services working in Court Assessment and Liaison, Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (BYJC) and Community Outreach (CO).
- Headspace Canberra
Services include: Headspace Canberra is an early intervention service which provides support, information and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional or mental health issues and/or a substance use issue. We aim to provide support as early as possible to help build skills and strategies for managing emotional and mental health.
- Justice Health Services
Services include: Healthcare programs for adults and youth detainees in custody at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (Adults), the Symonston Periodic Detention Centre (Adults), and the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (Young People).
- Karralika Programs Inc - REVERSED Program
Services include: A drug and alcohol awareness course for repeat drink driving offenders and those with mid to high range prescribed content of alcohol.
- Karralika Programs Inc - The Nexus Program
Services include: A Men’s Halfway House Program offering a community based treatment program for people experiencing alcohol and other drug issues.
- Karralika Programs Inc - Therapeutic Community Adult Program
Services include: Up to 12 months of residential rehabilitative care within a therapeutic community setting for adults with alcohol and other drug dependencies and accompanying children.
- Karralika Programs Inc -Family Program
Services include: The Family Program supports adults with alcohol and other drug dependencies and accompanying children with rehabilitative care within a residential therapeutic community setting for up to 12 months.
- Moruya Community Health
Provides a range of services.
- Narooma Community Health Centre
Services include: Providing a range of community health services including: community nursing, early childhood clinics and immunization, diabetes educator, dietician, physiotherapy, sexual health and women's health, social work, mental health counselling and occupational therapy.
- Solaris Therapeutic Community
Services include: Solaris Therapeutic Community supports males in the Alexander Maconochie Centre with offences linked to substance misuse to effect personal change using the therapeutic community approach to treatment. Prospective participants are case managed into treatment and can also self refer. Solaris is a 4 - 8 month program with post release support for participants and their families.
- Street University ACT
Services include: Support for young people aged 14-18 years who are experiencing alcohol and other drug issues in the community, and who do not want or need residential rehabilitation services.
- Ted Noffs Foundation ACT - Continuing Adolescent Life Management (CALM)
Services include: Provision of up to 3 years of support for young people aged 13-21 years experiencing alcohol and other drug, comorbidity or criminal issues.
- Ted Noffs Foundation ACT - Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM)
Servies include: Provision of up to 3 months residential rehabilitation for young people aged 14-18 years experiencing alcohol and other drug issues.
- The Junction Youth Health Service
Services include: The Junction Youth Health Service provides free primary health care and support services for young people aged 12 - 25 years and their dependants, with a particular focus on young people who are homeless or otherwise at risk. Services include GPs, a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, paediatric care, antenatal care, a smoking cessation clinic, counselling, youth worker support and outreach programs in schools and to individuals. The Junction supports young people in all aspects of their health and well-being and liaises with external health and community services to probide referral, support and advocacy.
- Toora Women Inc - Lesley's Place
Services include: AOD treatment and support in a residential setting for up to 3 months for women and women with accompanying children. This includes participation in an 8 week AOD Day Program. Outreach support can be provided pre and post alcohol and other drug withdrawal. Lesley’s place works with women to maintain abstinence within a harm minimization framework.
- Toora Women Inc - Marzenna Drug and Alcohol Halfway House for Women
Services include: Medium to long term AOD treatment and support in a residential setting available up to 12 months. This is for women and accompanying children. Marzenna works with women to maintain abstinence within a harm minimization framework.
- Toora Women Inc - Women's Information, Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency (WIREDD)
Service includes: Drug and Alcohol Counselling, D/A Day Program, D/A case management and D/A Support Families and Carers
- Yass District Hospital
Services include: Hospital services and emergency services
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