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1. Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales

Australia, NSW Creator: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales Last reviewed: 22/06/2017

Review: Peak representative body and voice advocating and championing for quality Indigenous health in NSW. The network ensures Aboriginal people lead the agenda for better policies, programs, ethics, services and practices. Resources, including kits to help with tobacco cessation or healthy living, are available free and online to help local services deliver culturally sensitive care. 

Tags: Advocacy, Associations, Campaigns, Harm reduction, Indigenous, Infectious diseases, Peak bodies, Professional development, Referrals, Research, Resources, Rural and remote, Tobacco

2. Adele

Australia, NSW Creator: Adele Last reviewed: 29/07/2017

Review: A comprehensive residential treatment, alternative treatment and recovery program for people with substance abuse issues. Counselling using cognitive behavioural therapy and 12-step philosophy. All participants have access to regular gym workouts as part of the commitment to ensure the health and fitness of consumers is improved while in treatment. A feature of the programs is the requirement participants commit to saving part of their income or Centrelink in preparation for successful independence at the conclusion of their involvement in the programs. Multiple locations available - Coffs Harbor, Werrington and Randalls.

Tags: Alternative treatments, Consumers, Residential treatment

3. Alcohol and Drug Services - Calvary Mater Newcastle

Australia, NSW Creator: Little Company of Mary Health Care Ltd Last reviewed: 11/07/2018

Review: Medical and counselling services involving intensive drug education, support, rehab and counselling. Includes both inpatient and outpatient options. Alcohol and Drug Counsellors support clients to develop an individual care plan with achievable goals. The primary streams include outpatient, detox, and illicit drug programs. Located in the Hunter Valley. Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist, healthcare providers or self-referral.  

Tags: Addiction, Assessment, Comorbidity, Consumers, Counselling, Detox, Education, Families, Medical, Mental health, Professional development, Referrals, Rehab, Residential treatment

4. Alcohol and other drugs - ACON

Australia, NSW Creator: ACON Health Last reviewed: 28/02/2018

Review: A community-based organisation promoting the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. There is harm reduction, safe injecting and general alcohol and drug information for people who use drugs. ACON has developed a 'stimulant health check-up' for GLBTIQ people who use ICE. Mental health and comorbidity issues are addressed for GLBTIQ people, their families and friends. Outreach services are available in multiple metropolitan and rural locations with telephone access to referrals, advice and other services.

Tags: Amphetamines, Campaigns, Comorbidity, Counselling, Families, GLBTIQ, Harm reduction, Health promotion, Ice, Infectious diseases, Outreach, Peer support, People who use drugs, Prevention, Referrals, Safe injecting, Telephone

5. Alcohol treatment - Discipline of Addiction Medicine - The University of Sydney

Australia, NSW Creator: The University of Sydney Last reviewed: 30/12/2015

Review: A team conducting clinical research trials on different alcohol treatment methods particularly pharmacotherapy options. The research explores diagnosis, investigation, prevention and treatment aspects of addiction medicine and is intended to decrease harms to individuals and society, and to assist consumers with an alcohol addiction.

Tags: Addiction, Alcohol, Clinical guidelines, Consumers, Pharmacotherapy, Prevention, Professionals, Rehab, Research

6. Alcohol, tobacco and drugs services - Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre

Australia, NSW Creator: Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre Last reviewed: 18/12/2017

Review: Provides a range of prevention, intervention and education services for women nee dinghelp with alcohol, tobacco or other drug use in inner city. Services include counselling and referrals to health services and alternative treatments. Peer-support groups promote healthy lifestyles and healthy relationships with health promotion education and community development activities. The Centre's services adopt a 'social model of health' foundation. While the Centre recognises addiction is often embedded in complex social and psychological issues for women, services do not extend to supporting women with severe psychosis. NOTE: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of their services.

Tags: Alcohol, Communities, Comorbidity, Counselling, Health promotion, Peer support, Prevention, Referrals, Tobacco, Women

7. Bridges

Australia, NSW Creator: Bridges Inc Last reviewed: 25/01/2018

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.

Tags: Addiction, Communities, Consumers, Counselling, Education, Families, Information, Outreach, Peer support, Referrals

8. Building pathways from homelessness - Haymarket Foundation

Australia, NSW Creator: Haymarket Foundation Last reviewed: 18/03/2018

Review: Provides early intervention, support and referral services for people in inner Sydney who are homeless, including support for alcohol and other drug dependencies and health issues related to comorbidity. 

Tags: Comorbidity, Counselling, Early intervention, Homeless, Infectious diseases, Medical, Mental health, Referrals, Residential treatment, Withdrawal

9. Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation

Australia, NSW Creator: Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation Last reviewed: 25/05/2018

Review: Bulgarr Ngaru is the leading provider of health services to the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl people. Alcohol and other drug assessment, treatment and intervention services include medical, social and family support through General Practitioner clinics and substance use management programs. Community-based programs, such as outreach and in-school services, also play an important prevention and early intervention role and are effective in extending a connection to both the young and the elderly and to those not typically engaged with health services. Facilities in Grafton, Casino, Yamba and Maclean.

Tags: Alcohol, Assessment, Communities, Comorbidity, Counselling, Early intervention, Families, Indigenous, Mental health, Outreach, Prevention, Rural and remote, Tobacco

10. Community Health Centres - Northern Sydney Local Health District

Australia, NSW Creator: NSW Government—Health Last reviewed: 04/04/2018

Review: Provides a service directory for community health centres and the services they provide, in the northern Sydney area. Use the search tool to identify referral, treatment, rehab, counselling and aftercare services related to alcohol and other drugs and mental health issues.

Tags: Addiction, Aftercare, Assessment, Consumers, Counselling, Harm reduction, Health promotion, Mental health, Referrals, Rehab, Safe injecting, Service directories