Northern Territory help & support services
Review: Aims to minimise harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs through a range of prevention, education, treatment, legislation and community action initiatives. Access to comprehensive information on the effects of specific drugs and associated publications. While much of the site has generic information, the links to specific policy, withdrawal and treatment services are current and up-to-date.
Review: Specialist counselling service to help employees and their immediate families affected by alcohol and other drugs. Based in Darwin with smoking cessation programs and organisational consultations also available throughout the Northern Territory.
Review: Provides a whole-of-government approach to policy priorities for young people aged 12 to 24 years and develops effective communication links between young people, government and the wider community. It supports initiatives that improve young Territorians' personal wellbeing, promotes their positive achievements and helps them reach their goals through events and activities that provide positive recreational and developmental opportunities. Outlines key policy framework for 2014 to 2017 and key alcohol and other drug services in the Northern Territory.
Review: Provides a range of alcohol, other drug and mental health counselling and outreach services and resources across the Territory with some programs targeting the Indigenous community. Develops community strategies to address the issue of volatile substance misuse. Consumers can access face-to-face, online and telephone support plus a range of resource materials.
Review: An Indigenous owned and operated agency, providing culturally appropriate programs, including residential programs and healing camps. Targets Indigenous young people who are 'at risk' and their families, especially those who are living with domestic disadvantage, substance abuse or violence in rural and remote regions. The programs respect self-worth, self-belief and the value of communities. An online form is available for self-referral.
6. Banyan HouseAustralia, NT Creator: Forster Foundation for Drug Rehabilitation Inc Last reviewed: 12/12/2015
Review: Residential withdrawal and rehabilitation in Darwin for people recovering from alcohol or other drug dependence and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services include assessments, residential rehabilitation, residential supported withdrawal, diversion programs, counselling, education and information.
Review: Primary health care for remote residents in the Tennant Creek area, including residential detoxing, rehab, outreach and aftercare programs. Specialised programs for families.
Review: Provides multiple detox, rehab and education services. Includes two residential treatment and sobering-up facilities. Outreach programs are available for families and individuals in Tennant Creek and surrounding communities. Culturally sensitive Indigenous staff and initiatives.
9. BushMobAustralia, NT Creator: BushMob Last reviewed: 26/01/2017
Review: Residential rehab and recreational intervention programs for Indigenous youth aged 12–24 years who are experiencing problematic use of alcohol, other drugs or inhalants. Many of the participants have participated in criminal activity, the youth justice system or have been diverted by the courts. The Bushmob models offers at-risk youth opportunities to have multiple entry and exit points. There are outreach projects and early intervention programs for Indigenous young people and their families in rural and remote communities. Programs are diverse including residential, bush adverture therapy, a multi-faceted media initiative, support for children and schooling, a horse/culture/healing initiative, and dedicated work to engage elders and other mentors.
Review: Variety of culturally sensitive education, assessment, outreach, rehab, and residential treatment programs for acute and chronic alcohol abuse and related issues for Indigenous people living in Central Australia. Programs also provided for victims of domestic violence and other secondary abuse, including programs specifically supporting women.