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11. Drug and Alcohol Services Association of Alice Springs

Australia, NT Creator: Drug and Alcohol Services Association of Alice Springs Last reviewed: 07/04/2018

Review: Provides outreach, sobering up, assessment and a residential rehabilitation program for people who use drugs or alcohol at harmful levels and are suffering the impacts of addiction at Arunda House in Alice Springs. Targeted programs address volatile substance dependence and community education. Residents are supported throughout their recovery journey through to an aftercare program. Online referral forms available.

Tags: Addiction, Aftercare, Assessment, Detox, Inhalants, Online, Outreach, People who use drugs, Referrals, Rehab, Residential treatment, Withdrawal

12. Foundation of Rehabilitation with Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties (FORWAARD)

Australia, NT Creator: Foundation of Rehabilitation with Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties (FORWAARD) Last reviewed: 10/12/2018

Review: Residential, outreach, education and aftercare programs for Indigenous Australians. The programs are culturally sensitive and aim to reduce harm from alcohol and other substances. All participants must commit to strict lifestyle habits while participating in the residential and day rehab options. Programs and services also address family violence, anger management, families and relationships, financial management, healthy lifestyles, career pathways, aftercare/outreach (including remote community visitations to follow up on graduated clients), and drug & alcohol education and awareness programs in Top End schools and community groups. 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, Education, Harm reduction, Indigenous, Outreach, Rehab, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Schools, Students, Violence, Youth

13. Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA)

Australia, NT Creator: Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) Last reviewed: 02/10/2018

Review: A community-based organisation providing holistic support for people in central Australia experiencing a mental illness and/or psychiatric disability. The non-profit organisation leads the way in psychosocial support services and educational programs aimed at enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of people living in rural and remote Central Australia. The organisation provides a number of training, education and advocacy initiatives for communities. Additionally a number of fundraising/awareness events are held each year to engage broad support. A drop-in centre is located in Alice Springs.

Tags: Advocacy, Associations, Communities, Comorbidity, Counselling, Education, Events, Homeless, Indigenous, Mental health, News, Outreach, Peak bodies, Professional development, Rural and remote, Service directories, Training

14. Programs - Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council

Australia, NT Creator: Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council Last reviewed: 31/08/2018

Review: Information targeted towards injecting drug users to increase knowledge about safe injecting techniques and practices to reduce harms to self and others.  The site includes education on health promotion and details of where to access free sterile injecting equipment including needles, syringes, filters, sterile water and swabs. Training for individuals and organisations on blood-borne virus transmission and prevention is available by appointment. Advocacy and referral services available. Coordinates harm reduction and health promotion campaigns, including some targeted towards indigenous communities. All programs, resources and campaigns are peer tested prior to release to the general public. Support is available for workplaces wanting to install a sharps disposal unit on their premises. 

Tags: Advocacy, Campaigns, Consumers, Harm reduction, Indigenous, Infectious diseases, People who use drugs, Referrals, Safe injecting, Workplaces

15. Remote Area Health Corps

Australia, NT Creator: Remote Area Health Corps Last reviewed: 27/09/2018

Review: Established to attract urban-based medical and primary health professionals to provide short-term staffing for rural and remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Free online clinical training and curriculum targeted towards professionals who are interested in working with the organisation or Indigenous health in general. Requires subscription to access all sections of the website.

Tags: Clinical guidelines, Curriculum, Indigenous, Medical, Online, Professionals, Rural and remote, Training

16. Services - Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Aboriginal Corporation

Australia, NT Creator: Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Aboriginal Corporation Last reviewed: 09/12/2018

Review: Provides prevention, treatment, outreach, education and after care services to Aboriginal people and families in urban and remote communities in the Northern Territory. Training opportunities for people looking to establish a career in the alcohol and other drugs field.

Tags: Alcohol, Detox, Education, Families, Homeless, Indigenous, Inhalants, News, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Training, Youth

17. Substance use / social and emotional wellbeing - Our Health Programs - Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation

Australia, NT Creator: Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation Last reviewed: 11/02/2019

Review: Provides clinical, preventative and health promotion services in the rural and remote areas surrounding Katherine, NT. Can provide counselling / brief intervention for alcohol and other drug use within 48 hours. Online resources include alcohol and other drug information with a focus on reducing alcohol, tobacco and cannabis consumption. 

Tags: Communities, Consumers, Counselling, Early intervention, Families, Harm reduction, Health promotion, Indigenous, Medical, Referrals, Rehab, Resources, Rural and remote, Tobacco

18. Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)

Australia, NT Creator: Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Last reviewed: 30/07/2018

Review: Provides a range of residential, outreach, early intervention, health promotion, harm reduction, education and workplace training programs for young Warlpiri people living in five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation in the Northern Territory. The management and board have a stated commitment to encouraging prevention and local involvement in the creation and administration of physical and social health initiatives.

Tags: Communities, Counselling, Education, Harm reduction, Health promotion, Indigenous, Outreach, Prevention, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Workplaces, Youth