Queensland help & support services
Review: Comprehensive mental health and comorbidity service for young people. Includes a residential drug withdrawal program with individualised support, brief interventions, relapse prevention planning, outreach and a day activity program. A multi-disciplinary team support young people and their families.
Review: A holistic primary health care service coordinated by the local indigenous community to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the rural and remote area of northern Queensland. A broad range of services are provided including a program for young people (12–17 years) who are misusing volatile and other substances, a temporary residential detox facility, assessment and rehab programs, a court-ordered diversion initiative, outreach, counselling, mental health interventions and general primary health care services.
Review: A holistic community program improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families through targeted prevention and early intervention programs and initiatives to address alcohol and other drug issues. Provides advocacy, information, education, case management and referral plus organising AOD free events. Located in the Bundaberg area.
Review: Provides a central point for current information, campaigns, resources and a range of programs and services to prevent, minimise and respond to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and harm in Queensland. Access to action plans, dual diagnosis policy, screening tools, training options and resources targeting health professionals, industry and non-government agencies.
Review: Diverse prevention, health promotion, early intervention, diversion and counselling services for at-risk populations including targeted services for youth, women, men, families and carers. Much of the work and many of the services are supported by volunteers. Access to a range of accommodation options for people who are homeless. Support for increasing individual and community wellbeing is acknowledged through a number of programs which address co-morbidity and mental health issues. Formal referral to services is not required.
Review: Rich insight into lifestyle and health issues of rural and remote Aboriginal communities. Provides primary health care with specialist services to reduce the harms from the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, including a dedicated ice and amphetamine program. Womens and mens health issues programs are offered.
7. Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q) - Queensland University of TechnologyAustralia, QLD Creator: Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Health Last reviewed: 26/03/2016
Review: Research, education and programs to improve road safety. The Centre has a commitment to achieve real and long-term results by providing research-based information to policy makers and the community. Possible to browse using search terms such as "alcohol effected driving", "drug-affected driving", "rural and remote areas" or "young drivers".
Review: Independent not-for-profit organisation with volunteers who donate their time to patrol the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley and Caxton Street precincts, watching out for anyone in crisis, at risk or in need. Services include crisis intervention, conflict resolution, front-line first aid (including alcohol or drug overdose), public counselling and guidance, secondary victim support and welfare assistance. This rapid response service works in partnership with other official services - Police, Ambulance, City Council, venue management and security, and taxi operations. A practical outreach, prevention and harm reduction community service supporting people to party safely.
Review: Offers a range of residential and non-residential detox and rehab programs for clients with an alcohol or other drug dependence, comorbidity or mental health issues. Multiple outreach programs are on offer including court support, programs specifically for men and women, and Indigenous programs. Several referral options are available including self-referral or referrals by others including families, community services or health professionals. NOTE: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of their services.
Review: Information about laws and penalties regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs for drivers of vehicles in Queensland. General information about the effects and side-effects of using alcohol and other drugs. Plus campaigns and initiatives to reduce the harms associated with use and where to go for help. There is specific detail for new and experienced drivers.