Other (SA Health funded) drug and alcohol services and locations

SA Health contracts other non-government agencies to provide a range of drug and alcohol services through the Specialist Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Treatment Services program. 

Services provided are:

  • Outpatient Counselling
  • Residential Rehabilitation
  • Mobile Assistance Patrols
  • Sobering Up Services
  • An Integrated Youth Substance Misuse Specialist Service

In addition to the above, Family Drug Support provides a counselling service to assist families dealing with drug and alcohol issues.

Metropolitan

Outpatient Counselling

Uniting Communities

Offers individual counselling support services for clients and/or close family and friends of clients who have substance use issues.

Locations include:

  • Adelaide
  • Christies Beach/Aldinga  
  • Smithfield

Operates during normal business hours (excluding South Australian public holidays).

For further information call (08) 8202 5690

Life Without Barriers

Individual counselling support service for clients and/or close family and friends of clients who have substance use issues. Operates during normal business hours (excluding South Australian public holidays).

For further information call (08) 8307 2800 or alternatively email: aod.counsellor@lwb.org.au

  • Adelaide City
  • Port Adelaide/Enfield/Charles Sturt

Sobering up services

The Salvation Army (SA) Property Trust

Provides a safe environment where intoxicated persons receive care and may sober up until the effects of the substance consumed have subsided.

Location: Adelaide (Whitmore Square)

Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For further information call (08) 8212 2855

Mobile Assistance Patrol

Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation

Mobile Assistance Patrols (MAPs) complement Sobering Up Services by providing transport services for vulnerable intoxicated people to safe locations or Sobering Up Services to ensure access to appropriate care.

Location: Adelaide Metropolitan

Open 6:00pm-2:00am 7 days a week

For further information call (08) 8223 4204

Integrated Youth Specialist Substance Misuse Service

Centacare

Centacare provides a sobering up service, residential rehabilitation and outpatient counselling for young people aged 12-24 years. This includes:

  • counselling
  • individual and group work
  • information and support for family members.

Location: Stepney (where appropriate outreach services or transfer of country clients to the metropolitan service can be arranged). 

Operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For further information call (08) 8215 6785   

Residential rehabilitation

Uniting Communities

A community-based residential alcohol and other drug program for people 21 years and over to address substance use issues. This includes:

  • counselling
  • social and community living skills
  • group work
  • relapse prevention
  • employment, education and living skills training
  • entry into non drug using community groups and activities of interest.

Locations include:

  • Adelaide Metropolitan
  • Brompton
  • Christies Beach
  • Smithfield

Operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For further information call (08) 8202 5690

Family Drug Support

Operation of a telephone support service where messages can be left 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Evening groups fortnightly in four metropolitan locations. Training sessions and group meetings during the week and on weekends as required. This includes:

  • crisis support
  • counselling for families and friends of people who use drugs
  • gateway for participation in group meetings.

Locations include:

  • Brompton
  • Elizabeth
  • Hallett Cove
  • Leabrook
  • Port Adelaide

Operates Monday – Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (excluding South Australian public holidays). 

For further information call 1300 368 186, or alternatively visit the Family Drug Support Australia website for support group contact details.


Regional

Outpatient counselling

Uniting Communities

Offer individual counselling support services for clients and/or close family and friends of clients who have substance use issues.

Locations include:

  • Riverland
  • Whyalla

Operates during normal business hours (excluding South Australian public holidays).

For further information call (08) 8202 5690

Life Without Barriers

Individual counselling support service for clients and/or close family and friends of clients who have substance use issues. Operates during normal business hours (excluding South Australian public holidays).

For further information call (08) 8307 2800 or alternatively email: aod.counsellor@lwb.org.au

  • Ceduna
  • Mount Barker (outreach Murray Bridge)
  • Mount Gambier 
  • Port Augusta 
  • Port Pirie (outreach Peterborough)
  • South East Region

Sobering Up Services

Corporation of the City of Port Augusta

Provides a safe environment where intoxicated persons receive care and may sober up until the effects of the substance consumed has subsided. 

Sobering-Up Unit open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Location: Port Augusta

For further information call (08) 8641 9171

YADU Health Aboriginal Corporation

Provides a safe environment where intoxicated persons receive care and may sober up until the effects of the substance consumed has subsided.

Location: Ceduna

Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For further information call (08) 8626 2500

Residential rehabilitation

Uniting Communities

A community-based residential alcohol and other drug program for people 21 years and over to address substance use issues. This includes:

  • counselling
  • social and community living skills
  • group work
  • relapse prevention
  • employment, education and living skills training
  • entry into non drug using community groups and activities of interest.

Locations include:

  • Berri
  • Mt Gambier
  • Whyalla

Operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For further information call (08) 8202 5690

Family Drug Support

Operation of a telephone support service where messages can be left 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Evening groups fortnightly in two regional locations. Training sessions and group meetings during the week and on weekends as required. This includes:

  • crisis support
  • counselling for families and friends of people who use drug
  • gateway for participation in group meetings.

Locations include:

  • Barossa Valley
  • Port Augusta
  • Mount Barker

Operates Monday – Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (excluding South Australian public holidays). 

For further information call 1300 368 186, or alternatively visit the Family Drug Support Australia website for support group contact details.

PsychMed MATRIX Program Pilot — Riverland

The MATRIX program in the Riverland is an intensive 16 week outpatient addiction recovery program facilitated by qualified psychologists and consumers with lived experience.

Clients receive information, assistance in structuring a substance-free lifestyle, and support to achieve and maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol. The program specifically addresses the issues relevant to clients who are dependent on stimulant drugs, particularly methamphetamine and cocaine, and their families.

For further information call the Berri office (08) 7082 3628 or visit the PsychMed website.

Assertive Outreach Services Program Pilot

The Assertive Outreach Service Pilot is a new support program that aims to encourage people (with priority for those under 30 years of age) affected by alcohol and other drug related problems who have not been successfully engaged in treatment into assessment and treatment.

The service works alongside existing alcohol and other drug assessment and treatment services in Onkaparinga and Port Augusta as well as other state-wide services available to local residents.  It will also work with a range of local services including hospitals, GPs, police and community services to identify people at risk and their families.

For further information call (08) 81939400 or alternatively email: nextsteps@lwb.org.au