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Aboriginal drug and alcohol services and programs

Aboriginal Connection Program

The Aboriginal Connection Program is a dedicated alcohol and other drug treatment service for Aboriginal people within the inner city and metropolitan areas of Adelaide. The Aboriginal Connection Program can assist Aboriginal people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk of homelessness with:

  • Substance misuse assessment regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs 
  • Referrals to services for homelessness and mental health issues
  • Assistance in connecting clients with relevant support services.

The program provides:

  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Services provided in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Case workers who are flexible and responsive to individual needs.

The Aboriginal Connection Program also takes referrals from other inner city and metropolitan agencies as well as directly from Aboriginal people seeking support.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Contact number for referrals: 0435 960 984
After-hours contact: Alcohol and Drug Information Service 1300 13 1340

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) Substance Misuse Service

The APY Lands Substance Misuse Service provides a range of treatment programs for Anangu who live or come from the APY Lands who are experiencing problems caused by substance misuse. The service provides assessment and treatment for people who misuse petrol, alcohol, cannabis and other substances.

While some people self-refer, other referrals come from the community and government and non-government community services.

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