South Australia help & support services
Review: Peak body representing Aboriginal community organisations across South Australia. Provides responses to a range of state and national committees and strategies, health promotion materials and research. Provides access to past and current project outlines, a newsletter, events and resources.
Review: Liaison service for families and Aboriginal children in state care or in consideration of state care. In addition, accommodation support services provided for Aboriginal young people aged 15–24. Referral to specialist support for physical, mental or social health issues. Training, professional development and events for carers provided. Emphasis on supporting youth and children to avoid homelessness, to reduce risk factors, and to increase protective factors.
Review: A community-based organisation that provides crisis intervention, assessment, stabilisation and rehabilitation for Aboriginal people with alcohol and other drug problems. Provides residential non - medical rehabilitation centre for men, mobile assistance patrols and individual and culturally appropriate interventions for men and women.
Review: A private rehab program offering residential, day, outpatient and aftercare options following a 5-stage treatment for individuals and their families. Medically supervised withdrawal, assessment, individual and group programs are available to meet specific comorbidity issues.
Review: Information, links and services for South Australian government services supporting early intervention and other treatments for alcohol-related issues. Also includes links to prevention resources for parents, youth, pregnant women and specialist indigenous services. Use the search tool to narrow information to your interests. Note: This is a review and star rating of the provider’s website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of the services that are promoted.
Review: An overview of SA Police services related to reducing the harms related to AOD use and misuse in communities throughout the state. Provides links to the state and national drug strategies.
Review: A comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment program adopting a harm reduction approach and targeting Vietnamese young people and their families. Services include assessment, counselling, drug diversion and a clean needle program. Community AOD education through schools, community groups and workshops for young people and their families. Services are culturally appropriate and information is available in English and Vietnamese.
Review: A long-established peer support initiative embracing a 12-step program which encourages men and women recovering from alcohol dependence to develop fellowship, to share their experiences and to encourage abstinence and sobriety. Contact details for SA metropolitan and country meeting locations. Volunteers provide the additional support of a 24 hour telephone helpline service. A new feature of the website is a user-friendly online assessment tool to help individuals decide if they can benefit from the support and fellowship of a local AA meeting.
Review: Supported accommodation for women affected by complex overlapping issues, including mental illness, alcohol and other drug problems, and homelessness. Located in inner-city Adelaide. Women can self-refer to the organisation although the majority of referrals are made by social health or medical professionals. Services include workplace training and life skills training to help women to develop skills, strengths and behaviours which will help them to become independent. A comorbidity specialist is employed on-site.
Review: Promotes better mental health outcomes for children (0–18 years) of parents with a mental health problem or disorder. Access to targeted resources for parents, children, families, friends, professionals and organisations. Includes PDF resources in multiple languages and early intervention strategies.