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1. Programs - Directions ACT

Australia, ACT Creator: Directions ACT Last reviewed: 11/07/2018

Review: Provides services to reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use through information and education, clean injecting equipment, practical health interventions, counselling, support, detoxification, a residential treatment program and rehabilitation services. A range of support and self-help groups for individuals, families and carers are available. Referral from a medical practitioner or self-referral. Located in Woden Square.

Tags: Alternative treatments, Assessment, Counselling, Detox, Harm reduction, Peer support, Prevention, Referrals, Rehab, Residential treatment, Safe injecting, Self-help

2. Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU)

Australia, NT Creator: Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU) Last reviewed: 01/07/2018

Review: Variety of culturally sensitive education, assessment, outreach, rehab, and residential treatment programs for acute and chronic alcohol abuse or related issues for Indigenous people living in Central Australia. Programs also provided for victims of domestic violence and other secondary abuse. Includes programs specifically supporting women.

Tags: Assessment, Education, Indigenous, Outreach, Rehab, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Women

5. Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)

Australia, VIC Creator: Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) Last reviewed: 22/01/2018

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.  

Tags: Addiction, Comorbidity, Consumers, Families, Harm reduction, Homeless, Mentoring, Parents, Peer support, People who use drugs, Rehab, Residential treatment, Self-help, Telephone, Youth

6. The Lyndon Community

Australia, NSW Creator: The Lyndon Community Last reviewed: 10/12/2017

Review: Provides comprehensive rehabilitation services including assessment, withdrawal unit, residential treatment, outreach and a community network in rural NSW. Takes treatment services to Indigenous communities in rural and remote areas. Conducts research on health service models, implementation strategies and evaluation programs. Also offers professionals alcohol and drug training opportunities and supervision.

Tags: Assessment, Counselling, Detox, Education, Families, Indigenous, Professional development, Rehab, Research, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Withdrawal

7. 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

9. Addiction Services - The Salvation Army

Australia, National services Creator: The Salvation Army Last reviewed: 20/04/2018

Review: Overview of an extensive range of abstinence-based recovery, withdrawal management, long-term residential treatment and non-residential community-based support programs offered nationally. Make an online enquiry or referral. Good search tool to find a service. NOTE: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the qualiy of the services.

Tags: Addiction, Alcohol, Communities, Comorbidity, Detox, Homeless, Information, Rehab, Residential treatment, Withdrawal