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Towards Independence - Sobering Up Unit

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Towards Independence - Sobering Up Unit


62A Whitmore Square

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The Towards Independence Sobering Up Unit offers persons over the age of 18 a safe environment in which to overcome the immediate effects of alcohol and/or other drug intoxication. Thisincludes persons apprehended by police under the Public Intoxication Act (SA). The service operatesfree of charge and is a 30 bed facility which is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Itencourages clients to consider the harms associated withdrug use and offers advocacy andreferral to AODand additionalservicesincluding others offered by the TI network such as the Warrondi Transitional Support and Engage and Link programs.Referral to the program is not necessary, with all clientsassessed on presentation. Nevertheless,the Sobering Up Unit receives a number of referrals from hospitals, family members and friends, the police and a variety of additional services. The majority of persons accessing the Sobering Up Unit are homeless and have alcohol or other drug dependency issuesand many are ofAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanderorigin.

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