Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment Services

Adelaide PHN commissions a wide range of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment services and activities across the metropolitan Adelaide region.

Many of the services and activities we commission within the AOD area are new services and include treatment services that focus on alcohol and other drugs including methamphetamine, cannabis, or heroin. Our commissioned services include those that support both brief and more intensive treatment interventions, counselling, structured group education programs, and health promotion activities.

These AOD services are commissioned by Adelaide PHN and delivered by experienced organisations direct to those most in need within the Adelaide region. Our services and programs support individuals and families affected by AOD use, people from specific cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal people, those recently released from custody and young people. These services are provided free of charge to the community.

Adelaide PHN also works extensively within the AOD sector to build capacity, increase the effectiveness of existing services, and facilitate linkages and integration within and outside the AOD sector.

Adelaide PHN's 2021-2023 AOD Treatment and Quality Framework can be accessed directly here or via our Resource Library.

Browse our commissioned AOD treatement services via the gallery below or visiting our Directory of Services and Programs page
Find other AOD treatment services via:
  • the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
    1300 131 340
    SA callers only, local call fee applies, 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 call 000

Download Adelaide PHN's Alcohol and Other Drug Treament Services booklet

This brochure was developed in response to requests from primary and other health care providers, consumers, families, carers and members of the public.

The easy-to-read brochure:

  • Lists all our commissioned service providers including -
    • A brief description of the program
    • The target population group
    • The types of interventions available and
    • When and how services can be accessed
  • Features information about contacting emergency services and links to other AOD resources
Explore our commissioned AOD Treatment Services

or explore all of our programs via our directory of programs and services page

Background to our work in the AOD sector

Responding to local need and context

With the task of responding to the health needs of the Adelaide community, our work in the AOD sector is underpinned by extensive consultation and population mapping across our metropolitan Adelaide region.

Activities like our needs analysis, help inform what needs a commissioned AOD services should respond to. Our relationships with organisations and stakeholders across the AOD sector, help us to determine when a completely new service is needed and/or when initiatives that focus on integration, coordination, and capacity building could increase in the effectiveness of existing services.

Funding and transitions across the AOD sector

Our work in the local AOD sector has been underpinned by nationally driven responses and transitions within the AOD space.

  • Back in 2015, in response to the National Ice Taskforce Report, the Commonwealth Government announced a suite of measures aimed at reducing the impacts associated with methamphetamine, AOD misuse for individuals, families and communities. A key element was the additional funding for Primary Health Networks to commission further AOD treatment services to meet local need - inlcuding services for Aboriginal people - and to improve the effectiveness of existing services. Read more here
  • The Australian Government transitioned a range of service previously funded under the former Non-Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program (NGOTGP) and the Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund (SMSDGF), to the Primary Health Networks. 
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