ACT ATOD Services Directory
The ACT ATOD Services Directory aims to support workers to make referrals to ATOD services in the ACT, increase cross and intra-sectoral knowledge and foster collaborations. It also aims to better communicate the diverse range of services and programs in the ACT ATOD Sector.
Map of ATOD Services in the ACT
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Peak body representing the non-government and government ATOD sector in the ACT. Works collaboratively to provide expertise and leadership in the areas of social policy, sector and workforce development, research, coordination, partnerships, communication, information and resources.
Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO)
Provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access and participate in ATOD services.
Provides consultation, liaison and clinical work for people experiencing comorbid ATOD and mental health issues.
Consultation Liaison Service
Provides support, information and referrals for people in the ACT’s acute hospitals who are experiencing ATOD dependencies.
Counselling & Treatment Service
Provides ATOD counselling for adults, young people, family members and carers, including a range of therapeutic and educational groups.
Provides programs that aim to divert people apprehended for ATOD use or ATOD related offences from the judicial system into the health system.
Integrated Multi-Agencies for Parents and Children Together (IMPACT) Program
Provides support to people who are receiving opioid replacement therapy who are pregnant or have a child under the age of 2 years.
Opioid Treatment Service
Provides prescriptions and dosing of pharmacotherapies for people seeking to manage opioid use; and coordinated care by working with other health and pharmacotherapy services.
Provides up to 7 days of medicated residential (inpatient) or non-residential (outpatient) support for people experiencing withdrawal from ATOD.
Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit, ACT Government Health Directorate
Provides advice in relation to alcohol and other drug policy development through ACT Government Health Directorate
Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)
Provides a peer based users group run by and for past or current illicit / injecting drug users, their families and friends.
The Connection, Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)
Provides a peer based support program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other people who are past or present illicit / injecting drug users, their families and friends.
The Sobering Up Shelter
An overnight facility for men and women over the age of 18 who are intoxicated
Althea Wellness Centre
Provides health clinics for people with past or current ATOD issues.
Arcadia House Withdrawal and Residential Transition Services
Provides up to 7 days of non-medicated residential support for people experiencing withdrawal from ATOD and also offers an 8 week residential transition program.
Community Health Promotion
Provides off-site programs and flexible service delivery options and referral pathways into DIRECTIONS ACT services and programs.
Provides counselling services for individuals, their families and friends affected by ATOD.
Inside-Out Throughcare Program
Provides support to people in, and post release from, the Alexander Maconochie Centre or on remand, and their families and friends to address ATOD issues.
Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)
Provides sterile injecting equipment, information on safer injecting practises, crisis counselling, general health information, referrals, primary health care, NSP training for health workers and advice on harm minimisation.
Drug and Alcohol Program
Provides information, support, advocacy, case management and court support to young people aged 12 – 25 years experiencing ATOD related issues.
Sober Driver Program and REVERSED
Provides an education program for people who have been convicted of or are facing charges for drink-driving offences.
Child and Family Services
Provides up to 12 months of residential rehabilitative care within a therapeutic community setting for adults with ATOD dependencies and accompanying children.
Karralika Therapeutic Community Adult Program
Provides up to 12 months of residential rehabilitative care within a therapeutic community setting for single adults and couples with ATOD dependencies.
Karuna Short-Stay Program
Provides 8 weeks of residential rehabilitative care within a therapeutic community setting for single adults and couples with ATOD dependencies.
The Nexus Program
Provides the Men’s Halfway House Program offering a community based treatment program for men experiencing ATOD issues.
Solaris Therapeutic Community, Alexander Maconochie Centre
Provides a voluntary program for adult males in the Alexander Maconochie Centre who have been affected by ATOD use and related dependencies using the therapeutic community approach to treatment.
Continuing Adolescent Life Management
Provides support for young people aged 13 – 21 years experiencing ATOD, comorbidity or criminal justice issues.
Community Outreach & Outclient Program (CO-OP)
Supports young people aged 12 – 18 years who are experiencing ATOD issues in the community, and who do not want or need residential rehabilitation services.
Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM)
Provides up to three months residential rehabilitation for young people aged 14 – 18 years experiencing ATOD issues.
Withdrawal Unit, Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM)
Provides up to 14 days of non-medicated residential support for young people aged 14 – 18 years experiencing withdrawal from ATOD.
Canberra City Oasis Drug and Alcohol Support Service
Provides a non-residential rehabilitation program for people aged 12 years and over wanting to address their ATOD issues, and their families.
Canberra Recovery Services
Provides a 10 month (43 week) residential rehabilitation program for men and women experiencing ATOD and/or gambling dependencies.
Lesley’s Place – Residential and Outreach
Provides recovery-based supported accommodation for up to 3 months for women and women with accompanying children. Outreach support can be provided pre and post ATOD withdrawal.
Marzenna Drug and Alcohol Halfway House for Women
Provides medium to long-term recovery based supported accommodation for up to 12 months for women and accompanying children.
Women’s Information, Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency (WIREDD)
Provides information, education, counselling and resources to women to minimise the harm associated with dependence.
Substance Misuse Service
Provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing ATOD issues including counselling, advocacy, community education and referrals.
Service profiles in this section contain a brief service description, basic contact details, opening hours, and additional service information if relevant.
This section provides information about the location and opening hours of primary and secondary NSPs, syringe vending machines and pharmacy outlets in the ACT.
Alcohol and Drug 24 Hour Intake Line
24 Hour access to information, assistance, support, advice and referral.
Phone: (02) 6207 9977
Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team
Provides a 24-hour, seven day a week service used for assessment and treatment of mentally ill people in crisis situations.
Phone: 1800 629 354
A 24 hour confidential telephone counselling service for people under stress, in crisis, or with any problems.
Phone: 131 114
Police, Fire, Ambulance
Call in an emergency.
Last updated 2 July 2012