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New drug and alcohol rehab opens in Tasmania

7 September 2018

A new 12 bed residential rehabilitation service to tackle drug addictions including severe ice addictions has been opened by The Salvation Army in Ulverstone in North-West Tasmania.

The Salvation Army has been working with the Department of Health and Human Services for a number of months to open the service, which is now fully operational.

This service will enable us to work with people with severe dependencies, and their families and carers, to deliver 24 hour seven day a week residential treatment and support.

Grant Herring from The Salvation Army says the addition of a residential service will improve the recovery options for people with drug and alcohol addictions.

“We already have an established network across the region with skilled workers and strong working relationships with other providers,” he said.

“But adding the residential care option to the currently available support services will make access to recovery pathways easier for individuals and families in the region.

“Rehabilitation implies a return to how life was before alcohol or other drugs changed things. Recovery is a realistic expression of more than that; of creating an ‘upgrade’ to health and lifestyle. Recovery supports the realisation of potential in every participant, adding value to the community in which we all live.”

The Salvation Army is pleased about being given the opportunity by the state government to offer residential recovery support in the region.

For further information please contact: Mark Foyle, Public Relations Secretary, The Salvation Army, Tasmania. T:(03) 6228 8400, M: 0407 873 177, E:

Nationally The Salvation Army runs 100 addiction and recovery services including detox and residential rehabilitation programs, counselling and outreach programs. Each year, The Salvation Army provides more than 25,000 episodes of care to clients through our treatment programs, with many thousands more supported through The Salvation Army’s network of services. 

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