Review: An innovative problem tackling homelessness (or risk of homelessness) and intertwined issues of alcohol and drug dependency, mental health, comorbidity and other related harms through assertive outreach and community development initiatives. Helps clients improve their health and wellbeing and to develop skills to reduce anti-social behaviours. Action research is being conducted on this project aiming to optimise future policies, systems and service models by providing support for consumers tackling problematic alcohol and other drug use.
4. BridgesAustralia, NSW Creator: Bridges Inc Last reviewed: 24/11/2016
Review: Provides multiple intervention and referral services for consumers with addiction issues. Families and peers who are impacted by the use of alcohol or other drugs, comorbidity issues or other related social issues are also provided with options for counselling, group work, peer support, access to information and other assistance. There is a strong ethos to develop community and social health connections to enable people to have multiple avenues of help and support at any one time. Located in Blacktown. Self-referral is available by phoning or completing the online referral form. 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: Provides recovery opportunities for people who use drugs, families and communities affected by addiction, dependence issues or comorbidity. Programs include residential treatment, supported accommodation, family support, and access to the drug service users' association. The programs require a long-term commitment by consumers to want to their change lifestyle patterns and behaviours to achieve sobriety. People accessing this suite of services include those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Peer support and mentoring are key components of the success of the services.
Review: An international self-help program for people who use illicit drugs and/or alcohol, based on the 12-step philosophy. Access to Australian meetings, literature, program details, news and information. Membership is free. The site includes information and materials for consumers, professionals and members of the public with an interest in how the organisation works.