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Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services

In response to the National Ice Taskforce Report (2015) the Commonwealth Government announced a suite of measures aimed at reducing the impacts associated with methamphetamine, alcohol and other drug misuse for individuals, families and communities. 

A key element is the additional funding for Primary Health Networks to commission further alcohol and other drug treatment services to meet local need – including services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The aims of the new funding are to:

  • increase the service delivery capacity of the drug and alcohol treatment sector through the commissioning of additional methamphetamine, alcohol and other drug treatment services, targeting areas of need with a focus on methamphetamine use in the community;
  • improve the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment services for individuals requiring support and treatment, particularly for methamphetamine use, by increasing coordination between various sectors and improving sector efficiency.

The objectives of this funding are to:

  • address the increased demand for access to methamphetamine, alcohol and other drug treatment – through needs based and targeted planning in response to the changing needs of the community;
  • support region specific, cross-sectoral and integrated approaches to drug and alcohol treatment services based on the needs of clients locally and focused on improving care coordination at the local level;
  • facilitate and support evidence-based treatment for clients using methamphetamine, alcohol and other drugs, as well as flexible and stepped care models tailored to individual need and stage of change;
  • promote linkages with broader health services, including mental health services, to better support integrated/coordinated treatment and referral pathways to support clients with comorbid mental health disorders;
  • promote service linkages with other relevant support sectors, such as social welfare, employment services, and child and family services;
  • ensure targeted and culturally appropriate methamphetamine, alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people which link to broader indigenous health services; and
  • promote quality improvement approaches, and support primary health professionals and specialists, through education and training.

 

 

Adelaide Primary Health Network Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services

Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN) has undertaken detailed consultations and population mapping across the Adelaide metropolitan region to inform the commissioning of a wide range of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services. 

Adelaide PHN provides a range of FREE AOD treatment services across metropolitan Adelaide.   The alphabetical listing below provides detailed information for each AOD service commissioned by APHN, including location, target population (where relevant), and the process for access and referral. For information on other available services please contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) telephone 1300 131 340 (South Australian callers only - local call fee) any day between 8:30am and 10:00pm.

Please note:  These services are not designed to deal with emergency situations.  If you are experiencing an emergency please telephone 000.

 

Centacare Drug & Alcohol Service (CDAS)

This service provides AOD treatment and in home de-tox for people aged 10-30 years of age with complex health (including mental health) and social needs, and assists families and carers confronted with alcohol and drug issues. Although located in Seaton this service provides outreach services across metropolitan Adelaide

Referral: 

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer.  For further information telephone 8159 1400

Location:

  • Central
    413 Grange Road, Seaton  SA  5023

   

Drug ARM Australasia Community and Family Support Service (CAFSS)

CAFSS is a 12-session program and provides assessment and support, brief treatment interventions and appropriate referrals. Where there are barriers to visiting a Drug ARM office, CAFSS can provide appointments in a person’s home or another mutually agreed location. The service is designed to support young people, Aboriginal and CALD populations, families with children and homeless people or those at risk of homelessness.

Referral:

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer.  For further information telephone 8296 4777

Location:

  • South
    249 Diagonal Road, Warradale  SA  5046

 

Daybreak smartphone app by Hello Sunday Morning

Daybreak helps individuals reduce their harmful alcohol consumption and includes self-assessment, brief intervention, motivational interviewing, psychological education, peer support and access to on-line professional coaching via a smartphone app. 

Referral:

  • General Practices and AOD treatment services in the Adelaide metro region can provide a code to enable free access to the Daybreak Program for a 12 month period.
    • Health and Community service referrers – For more information about the Adelaide PHN free access codes, please contact the Adelaide PHN Primary Health Care Liaison Officers on 08 8219 5900 or email phclo@adelaidephn.com.au .
    • Individuals - If you would like to access the Daybreak Program please go to https://daybreakapp.io.

 

Family Drug Support

24 hours 7 days per week telephone support line: 1300 368 186.  Provision of support, education and counselling to the family and friends of AOD users.  
Visit www.fds.org.au for further information about the local timetable for support sessions including Stepping Forward and Stepping Stones.

 

Mission Australia – The Hindmarsh Outreach Project

The Hindmarsh Outreach Project provides young people aged 12-24 years of age their families and significant others with AOD treatment interventions.  Services are delivered “in home” across metropolitan Adelaide.

Referral: 

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer.  For further information telephone 8417 8100

Location: 

  • Central
    35 Richard Street, Hindmarsh  SA  5007

 

Northern Area Community and Youth Services Incorporated

Changing Habits Attitudes and Gaining Education (CHANGE) is a six-month cannabis reduction support program  for young people aged 12-20 years and is available to residents in the Playford, Salisbury, Gawler, Mallala and Barossa council regions.

Referral:

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer.  For further information telephone 8252 2474

Location:

  • North
    Oldford Street,
    Davoren Park  SA  5113

 

Northern Connect

Northern Connect is an integrated approach to mental illness and AOD problems, usually called comorbidity or dual diagnosis.

This service provides psychological support to address both mental illness and alcohol and drug problems and includes care coordination to ensure client needs are addressed by the most appropriate services in the community.  Further information about Northern Connect is available here

This service is designed for people who are experiencing mental health and AOD issues.

Phone: 8209 0700, Fax 8252 9433, Email: enquiry@northernhealth.net

Referral:

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer, by telephoning 8209 0700.  A GP Mental Health Treatment Plan is required to complete the referral process.

Location: 

  • North
    2 Peachey Road,
    Edinburgh North SA 5113

 

Nunkuwarrin Yunti – Walking Together Wellbeing Program

This program provides AOD treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in metropolitan Adelaide within a culturally based health, social and emotional wellbeing service.  New and culturally appropriate treatment services to address AOD issues include case management, care planning and coordination, brief intervention, narrative therapy, group therapy, post rehabilitation support and relapse prevention. The program is available at three locations across the city, northern and southern suburbs. 

The program is designed for people who want to discuss their drug and alcohol use and receive further information including referral to treatment.

Referral:

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer.  For further information telephone 8406 1600.

Locations:

  • Central
    182-190 Wakefield Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Phone: 8406 1600
    Fax: 8232 0949
     
  • Northern
    28 Brady Street
    Elizabeth Downs
    Phone: 82545300
    Fax: 82549182
     
  • Southern
    Location to be advised
    Please phone 8406 1600 for
    Further information

 

Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services (OARS) – Drug and Alcohol Program  

This program is provided for people who have been recently released from the custody of the Department for Correctional Services and includes individual counselling; drug awareness; relapse prevention and Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) groups through the Counselling Health & Substance Abuse (ChaSM) and Drug and Alcohol Programs.     

Services are available at three locations: Adelaide, Port Adelaide and Christies Beach. 

Referral:

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer.  For further information regarding Programs please contact the Manager Clinical Services or a Team Leader on 8218 0700.

Locations:

  • Central
    320 Port Road
    Hindmarsh SA 5007
     
  • Western
    79 Commercial Road
    Port Adelaide SA 5015
     
  • Southern
    87 Dyson Road
    Christies Beach SA 5165

 

PsychMed - The Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for Methamphetamine Users (Matrix)

The Matrix Program is an intensive outpatient addiction recovery program that provides structured education and cognitive behaviour therapy over 16 weeks.  This is an intensive program that requires attendance on a regular basis throughout each week in order to maintain focus and support.  The Matrix groups are run by trained PsychMed psychologists and co-facilitated by a recovered consumer with lived experience.  Further information about the Matrix Program is available here.

This program is designed for people who have become dependent on methamphetamine and who have not used for 3 weeks

Referral:

  • The following practitioners or agencies may refer to the program, or individuals, families and friends may self-refer, by contacting the locations listed below.
    • General Practitioners
    • Private psychologists and psychiatrists
    • Non-government organisations
    • Inpatient and Community Mental Health Services
    • Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
    • Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)

Locations:

  • Central
    PsychMed Adelaide Clinic
    9 Hutt Street
    Adelaide, SA 5000
    Phone: 8232 2424
    Fax: 8232 5277
    psychmedcity@gmail.com
     
  • Southern
    PsychMed Morphett Vale Clinic
    118 Main South Road
    Morphett Vale, SA 5162
    Phone: 8326 6600
    Fax: 8326 6611
    psychmedsouth@gmail.com
     
  • Northern
    PsychMed Salisbury Clinic
    7/ 25-27 Wiltshire Street
    Salisbury, SA 5108
    Phone:8281 2499
    Fax: 8281 2755
    psychmednorth@gmail.com

 

PsychMed - Brief Intervention Program and the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST)

The ASSIST brief intervention program is used to start a conversation with individuals about their substance use.  The program covers all substance groups and determines a risk score which the clinician will use to determine the most appropriate treatment pathway for the client.  

For some clients, a single session may be appropriate whilst for other clients the single session can be used to motivate them to participate in higher intensity treatment for their alcohol and other drug use.  The program is run by Psych Med psychologists.  Further information about the ASSIST program is available here.

This program is designed for people who want to discuss their drug and alcohol use and receive further information including referral to treatment.

Referral:

  • The following practitioners or agencies may refer to the program, or individuals, families and friends may self-refer, by contacting the locations listed below.
    • General Practitioners
    • Private psychologists and psychiatrists
    • Non-government organisations
    • Inpatient and Community Mental Health Services
    • Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
    • Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)

Locations:

  • Central
    PsychMed Adelaide Clinic
    9 Hutt Street
    Adelaide, SA 5000
    Phone:  8232 2424
    Fax: 8232 5277
    psychmedcity@gmail.com
      
  • Southern
    PsychMed Morphett Vale Clinic
    118 Main South Road
    Morphett Vale, SA 5162
    Phone: 8326 6600
    Fax:  8326 6611
    psychmedsouth@gmail.com
      
  • Northern
    PsychMed Salisbury Clinic
    7/ 25-27 Wiltshire Street
    Salisbury, SA 5108
    Phone: 8281 2499
    Fax: 8281 2755
    psychmednorth@gmail.com

 

PsychMed - Relapse Prevention Groups Program

These groups are mainly designed for people whose primary drug of concern is alcohol, cannabis, prescription opioids or benzodiazepines. There is a separate group specifically for people whose primary drug of concern is methamphetamine or intravenous opioids

The groups are facilitated by a psychologist from PsychMed, are held once a week across the three locations below and run for 90 minutes. Generally, the groups are held in the late afternoon/evening to allow people who work to attend. Groups usually comprise between 6-10 attendees as well as the facilitators.  Further information about the Relapse Prevention Groups program is available here

Referral:

  • The following practitioners or agencies may refer to the program, or individuals, families or friends may self-refer, by contacting the locations listed below.
    • General Practitioners
    • Private psychologists and psychiatrists
    • Non-government organisations
    • Inpatient and Community Mental Health Services
    • Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
    • Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)

Locations:

  • Central
    PsychMed Adelaide Clinic
    9 Hutt Street
    Adelaide, SA 5000
    Phone: 8232 2424
    Fax:  8232 5277
    psychmedcity@gmail.com
       
  • Southern
    PsychMed Morphett Vale Clinic
    118 Main South Road
    Morphett Vale, SA 5162
    Phone: 8326 6600
    Fax: 8326 6611
    psychmedsouth@gmail.com
      
  • Northern
    PsychMed Salisbury Clinic
    7/ 25-27 Wiltshire Street
    Salisbury, SA 5108
    Phone: 8281 2499
    Fax: 8281 2755
    psychmednorth@gmail.com

 

Uniting Communities - Christies Beach Drop In Service

This service provides immediate access to a range of AOD treatment services and resources. For people that require more intensive and coordinated services, the drop in centre will provide appropriate referral pathways.  The service is available Monday and Wednesday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Location:

  • Southern
    3/107 Dyson Road
    Christies Beach SA 5165
    Phone: 8202 5010

 

Uniting Communities – Streetlink

This service combines substance misuse treatment and family therapy to work with young people 12-25 years of age and their families where the young person is homeless (or at risk of homelessness), socially isolated and/or uses illicit substances (or is deemed at risk of illicit substance misuse)

Referral:

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer. Individuals may visit the location below Monday to Friday 1 am – 4.30 pm for an assessment, referral, information or support.   For further information telephone 8202 5950

Location:  

  • Central
    First Floor
    27 Gresham Street
    Adelaide  SA  5000

 

Uniting Communities – New ROADS (Residential and Out-Client Alcohol and Drug Service)

This service  provides flexible and individualised AOD treatment options for parents and children.   The service works with Families SA to support families of children who are either at risk or have been removed from the family due to parental substance abuse and provides child care, parenting support and in home AOD treatment services to assist parents retain/regain/increase access to children

Referral: 

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer. Further information is available by telephoning 8202 5690 or individuals can visit any of the Uniting Communities offices at the times detailed below.

Locations:  

  • Central
    16 Pitt St
    Adelaide  SA  5000
    Monday 10.30 am
     
  • Northern
    2b Morialta Drive
    Smithfield  SA  5114
    Monday 10.30 am or Thursday 1 pm
     
  • Southern
    107 Dyson Road 
    Christies Beach  SA 5165
    Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30 to 1.30pm

                 

Vietnamese Community in Australia/SA Chapter

This service provides access to AOD treatment services for drug users (aged 13-17 years) from an Asian background and includes family support services, relapse prevention strategies, harm reduction information and strategies, social living skill and employment training

Referral: 

  • Community services, health professionals and individuals may self-refer. Further information is available by telephoning 8447 8821

Location: 

  • North West
    62 Athol Street
    Athol Park  SA  5012