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Alcohol and other drug services

We're one of Australia’s largest providers of alcohol and other drug treatment services. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or drugs, we can help.

Each of our services across Australia offer a unique program for people experiencing alcohol or drug problems. You may find that the service that best suits your needs isn't the service that's located closest to you, and that's okay. Our centres welcome people from across the country. 

Read about our services below and if you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about seeking help, contact us.

In order to provide a safe environment with recommended social distancing arrangements in place during the current pandemic of COVID-19 a number of our residential services have temporarily decreased their occupancy and a number of non-residential services are being delivered over the phone or other electronic means. In residential services outings from the service and visitors into the service are extremely limited. Longer than usual wait times may be experienced and you will he asked additional health screening questions. We sincerely apologise for these changes.

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Our service locations

Our alcohol and other drug services centres provide services to meet you wherever you are in your journey. The best service for you may not necessarily be the one closest to you.

If you'd like to speak to someone about what service is right for you, make an enquiry

Australian Capital Territory

Alcohol and Other Drugs Canberra

Despite its industrial location in Fyshwick, you'll feel right at home at Canberra Recovery Services with its tranquil garden, games room and friendly staff.

As a therapeutic community, we provide a safe and supportive environment for adults 18 years and over, where you can experience and respond to emotions and gain understanding of issues relating to your alcohol and other drug use. You’ll be supported by staff and your peers along a program which is individualised to your needs, with additional support offered pre/post treatment.

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New South Wales

Alcohol and Other Drugs Surrey Hills NSW William Booth House

Located in the heart of Sydney, William Booth House offers both withdrawal management support (detox) and residential treatment options in a therapeutic community environment.

You’ll be supported along the way by professionally-trained staff who will work with you to identify a program that suits you. We can help you with employment and job-training services, as well as transitional housing options.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Dooralong

Set among 140 hectares of pristine bushland on the NSW Central Coast, Dooralong Transformation Centre is a tranquil and relaxing place for residential support.

You can enjoy the support offered through three program streams specifically designed to meet the needs of women, men and people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

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Pathways Shoalhaven

Located in Nowra on the NSW South Coast, this out-client service enables you to remain living in your own home while receiving support. As well as providing support in the heart of Nowra, Pathways Shoalhaven also provides outreach to Sanctuary Point.

Regular groups, one-to-one support and life skills programs ensure that you gain the tools you need for your recovery. If you need additional support, we can support you with a referral to a residential service.

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Pathways Penrith

Pathways Penrith can help you if you want to stabilise, reduce, or cease opioid-substitution treatment. It's a non-residential day program that enables you to remain living in your own accommodation while taking the steps necessary to reduce or stop opioid-substitution treatment.

Our flexible approach will ensure accessible one-to-one support and group work when you need it most, and if you need someone to assist you in finding other services, we can do that too. 

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Pathways Maroubra

Located in Sydney's Eastern Beaches, this out-client service provides adults 18 years and over a safe and supportive environment to meet likeminded peers, receive one-to-one support and engage in relevant and interactive groups. You’ll be given the tools you need to help in your recovery.

Pathways Maroubra is co-located with a number of other Salvation Army programs which provides holistic support for you and your family.

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Villawood Pathways

The Villawood Pathways Recovery program takes place in the Villawood community hub. The program is designed to be culturally and spiritually sensitive and incorporates a trauma informed model of care to assist individuals recovering from alcohol and drug problems.
The program provides a holistic approach and addresses other areas of wellbeing through mindfulness and meaningful activities. As each individual is unique and so is the treatment.  We adapt our approach to meet your personal goals and together we will come to identify the process that best serves you.

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Northern Territory

The Sunrise Centre

Based in Darwin, The Sunrise Centre drug and alcohol program is available to men and women aged 18 and over who wish to start a recovery journey.

The Sunrise Centre has 22 rooms, each with their own ensuite, and three withdrawal beds that are supported by Withdrawal Services from Royal Darwin Hospital.

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Red Dust Partnership Program

The Salvation Army has partnered with a community organisation called Red Dust to deliver an intergenerational Alcohol and Other Drug program in Alice Springs for men who are 18 years and over. The partnership aims to increase engagement and participation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Alice Springs, for better outcomes.

The program is delivered by facilitators in the form of psycho-educational groups, individual and group therapy sessions called ‘yarns’, vocational training workshops and bush camps. The facilitators are local, initiated Aboriginal men who are active and positive community role models.

Please contact 0438 094 944 for more information.

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Queensland

Capricorn Region First Step Program (Rockhampton)

The First Step Program is a step-by-step journey of education, intervention and recovery for people with addiction, and their family and friends.

The program focuses on what addiction really is and how to understand it, how addiction changes behaviour, examining decision-making, and learning how to take the next step.

We will be there to support every step of the way. If you would like to join the program, or find out more, please call us on (07) 4923 5600 so we can assess your needs.

Gold Coast Recovery Services (Fairhaven)

Situated in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland, Fairhaven offers both withdrawal management support (detox) and residential treatment options in a therapeutic community environment.

You’ll be supported by staff and peers whilst undertaking a program which is individualised to your needs, with additional support offered post treatment from Pathways Gold Coast.

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Brisbane Recovery Services (Moonyah)

Moonyah is an oasis in the heart of Brisbane. Our residential and withdrawal management support (detox) services are surrounded by lush gardens and a swimming pool – a sure way to remain relaxed and refreshed while undergoing your individual program in a therapeutic community environment

After completing the program, we provide transitional housing or we can help you access other accommodation and support. We provide aftercare support for as long as you need.

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Mount Isa Recovery Services

At Mount Isa, we offer a fully supported residential service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18 years and over, as well as families with dependent children,in a therapeutic community environment 

We tailor our program to suit the needs of you and your family, and work with a wide network of community Elders, programs and other services in the North West Queensland region for you to connect with during and after your time with us.

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Townsville Recovery Services

Located just minutes from the Townsville CBD and Strand, Townsville Recovery Services offers both withdrawal management support (detox) and residential treatment options in a therapeutic community environment.

You can enjoy support from staff and peers, in a program specifically designed to meet your individual needs. Come and stay with us and receive one-to-one support, group work, music and art therapy, and access to training and further education.

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Townsville Recovery Services (Youth)

This new and innovative service, the first of its kind in North Queensland, provides a live-in option for young people 16 years and above.

You’ll be looked after by a team of energetic youth workers, providing one-to-one and group support to help you on your recovery journey.

Our place is equipped with a large indoor recreational and activity space, swimming pool and other activities to encourage interactions with peers.

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Youth and Young Adults Recovery Outreach Service (YYAROS)

We provide outreach to young people aged 15-25 in the Townsville region including Palm Island, Ayr, Ingham and Charters Towers. The YYAROS team provides one-to-one support, group education and life skills development in a flexible, accessible and supportive environment.

We also provide alcohol and other drug education workshops in local Townsville high schools and other youth services.

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South Australia

Towards Independence Sobering Up Unit

The Towards Independence Sobering Up Unit operates 30 beds 24/7. We provide shelter, support and referrals for those who require a safe place to sober up or recover from the immediate effects of alcohol and drug use.

The unit also caters for people apprehended under the Public Intoxication Act (PIA) in South Australia. Priority of access is decided based on greatest need. 

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Tasmania

The Bridge Program

The Bridge Program uses the Community Integration Model. Our comprehensive intervention package is specifically tailored to the individual's needs and focuses on multiple problem areas targeting social, recreational, familial and vocational reinforcement.

We offer both residential and non-residential components to the treatment journey which will be individually negotiated with you according to your needs. Our day and residential programs are both 10 weeks in duration and are supported by outreach and family programs. All aspects are included in all three locations - Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone.

The Bridge Program - Hobart 

Our Hobart location offers all aspects of The Bridge Program. We also have sober up facilities operating on demand in Hobart.

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The Bridge Program - Launceston

Our Launceston location offers all aspects of The Bridge Program. A needle and syringe program also operates out of our Launceston centre.

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The Bridge Program - Ulverstone

Our Ulverstone location offers all aspects of The Bridge Program.

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Victoria

In the state of Victoria, all government funded alcohol and other drug treatment services, including those run by The Salvation Army, go through a centralised intake system. To access this system please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

The Salvation Army AOD and Mental Health Services Barwon (based in Geelong)

Geelong Withdrawal Unit

12 residential withdrawal beds and a stepped model of care, with some longer stays available.

Stage 1: a 6 - 10 night stay.

Stage 2: an extended stay of 21 days (if bed available)

Non Residential Services

Aftercare - which includes outreach, counselling and connections with further services.

Counselling - both court ordered and voluntary.

Care and Recovery Coordination - aims to help you set goals and guide you through treatment pathways.

Bridgelink - supported accommodation for women (with or without accompanying children) who are experiencing housing or alcohol and other drug issues. We work to empower women, reduce the drug-related harm they are suffering and help them achieve a stable, healthy life for themselves and their families.

For admission enquiries, please call 52757011 or DirectLine on 1800 888 236.

Bridgehaven

Bridgehaven is a four month residential program for women, with or without accompanying children.

We use the Community Integration Model to help women in regaining a sense of control over their lives, value themselves as individuals and support them in their transition towards healthy independent living.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Eunike (North and West Metropolitan area)

Eunike is an alcohol and other drugs supported accommodation for women (with or without accompanying children) who are experiencing housing, alcohol and other drug issues.

We work to empower women, reduce the drug related harm they are suffering and help them achieve a stable, healthy life for themselves and their children.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

SalvoCare Eastern Care and Recovery Coordination

SalvoCare is an operating care and recovery service in the Eastern metropolitan area. We help individuals develop treatment plans, set goals and navigate through alcohol and other drug services to achieve their plans.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Bridge Program (The Basin)

The Basin's Bridge Program is a 40 bed, four month residential treatment program that uses the Community Integration Model. The program helps people in their recovery and to reestablish a sense of connection and purpose.

The program includes individual and group work, with an emphasis on developing independent living skills.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Aurora (Eastern metropolitan region)

Aurora is an alcohol and other drugs supported accommodation for women (with or without accompanying children) who are experiencing housing, alcohol and other drug issues.

We work to empower women, reduce the drug related harm they are suffering and help them achieve a stable, healthy life for themselves and their children.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Substance Treatment and Recovery (STAR) – Inner North and North West Suburbs

This service is offered in partnership with VincentCare, as is an alcohol and other drug counselling, care and recovery coordination service. We also offer group work, assessment and case management.

In addition, we partner with a group of providers to offer engagement and treatment to members of the Islamic community in the Broadmeadows area.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Flagstaff AOD (FAOD)

This service is located within our crisis accommodation service in North Melbourne. When accessing the service we offer brief interventions, care and recovery coordination.

We also offer a range of harm reduction services, including a needle and syringe program, education, advice and referrals to help with minimising drug related harm.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Northern Victoria Alcohol and Other Drugs Services

Partnering with Mind Australia, we offer counselling, care and recovery coordination for people residing in the Loddon Mallee Region.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Northern Victoria Alcohol and Other Drug Services Building Bridges Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation Program (Bendigo)

Based on the Community Integration Model, we offer a 10 week structured day program in Bendigo that provides the foundations of recovery for people wishing to address their alcohol and drug use problems.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

SalvoCare Northern Bridge Program

SalvoCare Northern Bridge Program is a 6 week program for people aged 18-30 years. This residential program uses the Community Integration Model to help young adults in their recovery journey.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Services

In a partnership with Goulburn Valley Health and Odyssey House Victoria, this program provides counselling, non-residential withdrawal services, care and recovery coordination to people living in the Goulburn Valley and Lower Hume regions.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Services –Therapeutic Day Rehab Program

Based in Shepparton, this 10 week structured day program provides the foundations of recovery for people wishing to address their alcohol and drug use problems. 

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

START (Berwick)

START is 6 week plus program at the local Salvos in Berwick. It uses a variety of evidence based means, delivered mainly in a group setting to assist people in their recovery. 

Our focus is on helping and building our local community.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Access Health (St. Kilda)

Access Health provides a range of primary health services to people who use drugs.

These services include access to GPs, psychologists, pharmacotherapy prescribing, peer education, naloxone program, sexual health services, hepatitis C testing and treatment and a 24/7 Needle and Syringe program.

For admission enquiries, please call Directline on 1800 888 236.

Gambler’s Help service (Melbourne Counselling Service)

Offering support and information to people affected by gambling, and to the broader community. Call 03 9653 3250 or visit https://melbournecounsellingservice.org.au/

Muslim Youth & Families (MYAF)

A program aimed and creating pathways and connection to drug treatment services from within the Islamic population of North West Metro Melbourne. This program is delivered in partnership with Odyssey House Victoria, Youth Support and Advocacy Service, Self Help Addiction Resource Centre, MyCentre (the Islamic community organisation in Broadmeadows) and the Islamic Council of Victoria.

Please contact DirectLine on 1800 888 236 for more information.

Building Bridges (Dandenong)

Based on the Community Integration Model, Building Bridges Dandenong offer an 8 week structured day program in Dandenong that provides the foundations of recovery for people wishing to address their alcohol and drug use problems. It uses a variety of evidence based means, delivered mainly in a group setting to assist people in their recovery.

Also offered are personal counselling sessions to develop skills, attitudes and capabilities to deal with presenting issues such as behaviour management and life skills.

Please email ProjectHope.Dandenong@salvationarmy.org.au for information and referrals.

Western Australia

The Bridge House Highgate

The Bridge Programme operates two metropolitan alcohol and other drug crisis interventions:

Sobering up service

Overnight assistance for alcohol and other drug affected persons.

Withdrawal service

Low medical model detoxification service.

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Harry Hunter Rehabilitation Centre

Harry Hunter Rehabilitation Centre offers a 13 week residential program to adults. This is a staged program which includes the Positive Lifestyle Program, counselling, work therapy and social activities, and some treatment plans allow for a longer stay. 

We include a comprehensive aftercare element which involves case management, outreach services, referral and advocacy.

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