AOD commissioned providers

Below are a list of the Drug and Alcohol programs that CESPHN have commissioned in line with the assessed needs of the region.

Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program

What is the AMS Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program?

The Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programme provides culturally appropriate non-residential treatment programmes, pharmacotherapies, counselling, referral services and aftercare.

  • The AMS provides a range of services including: client focused health promotion including harm minimisation advice
  • Infectious disease screening and contact tracing
  • General primary medical care
  • Supportive counselling for drug and alcohol issues
  • Methadone maintenance and buprenorphine out-patient detoxification and maintenance pharmacotherapy treatment programs
  • Outpatient rehabilitation services
  • Outreach counselling
  • Referral services
  • Dual diagnosis management in conjunction with AMS general medical, psychiatry and psychology clinics

Eligibility

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are registered patients/clients of the Service and their families.
  • Clients over 18 who present with problematic substance use.

How to access the service?

  • Self-referral or via an allied health service.

Contact Details

Aboriginal Medical Centre
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
36 Turner Street, Redfern, NSW 2016

Phone: (02) 93195823

Website: http://amsredfern.org.au/

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) - Capacity buliding to delivery DBT informed groups

The objectives are to:

  • Establish a drug and alcohol DBT Informed consultation team. This group will be supported by advanced DBT training and supervision to develop DBT informed group programs.
  • A specialist DBT supervisor to provide DBT informed training with identified clinical staff.
  • To be sustainable through trained staff and supervision continuing with groups.
  • To improve the outcomes of clients presenting with substance use disorders.

The services offered are?

  • Deliver 12 week DBT informed groups for clients with problematic substance use.
  • Groups include mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Individual general counselling provided by a program facilitator.
  • Building the capacity of clinical staff to provide DBT programs for clients and increasing the provision of DBT counselling groups within the SES region.
  • Groups to be held in three locations – Surrey Hills, Mascot/Botany and Sutherland.

Eligibility

  • Clients to attend two consecutive assessment appointments for DBT Informed Group sessions.
  • Demonstrate capacity to engage in DBT counselling with a focus to practice skills in and out of sessions.
  • Willingness and ability to attend the majority of sessions.

How to access the service?

  • People attending outpatient drug and alcohol services in the Eastern area of the CESPHN region.
  • Michelle Schulz Projects Manager Drug and Alcohol Services 9332 8759

Providers:

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

Contact Details:

The Langton Centre (9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday)
591 South Dowling Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9332 8777

St George Hospital Drug & Alcohol Service
No. 2 South Street, Kogarah NSW 2217
Phone: (02) 9113 2944

Sutherland Drug & Alcohol Service
Caringbah Community Health Centre
The Sutherland Hospital,
The Kingsway Caringbah NSW 2229
Phone: (02) 9540 7464

GP Liaison in Alcohol and other Drug (GLAD) Project

GLAD is a new collaboration with public Alcohol and other Drug (AoD) services in all three Local Health Districts within CESPHN: South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD); Sydney Local Health District (SLHD); and St Vincent’s Health Network (SVNH).

Some drug and alcohol issues can be chronic and complex, and GPs may need specialist advice, support and referral options to assist patients with these issues. Our multidisciplinary team, made up of doctors and nurses very experienced in the management of alcohol and other drug problems, understands the challenges of managing people with complex multimorbidity. We’re committed to assisting you help your patients to improve their health and wellbeing. We offer;

  • Advice, support and information
  • Referral consultation clinic
  • Education - we run CPD events with CESPHN (please see usual CESPHN educational updates for details). We are happy to visit you at your surgery and run training and/or information sessions for you and your colleagues.

All people 18 years and over, resident in CESPHN area with risky or hazardous substance use or substance use disorders are eligible to be seen in our services. For more information about GLAD email Michelle.Schulz@health.nsw.gov.au

For advice:

Phone DASAS (Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service) 02 9361 8006 or 1800-023-687 – 24 hours, 7 days per week

Online clinical advice and pathways: Sydney Health Pathways / SES Health Pathways

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (Sydney Eye, Prince of Wales, St George & Sutherland Hospitals)

Phone: DASAS (Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service) 02 9361 8006 or 1800-023-687 – 24 hours, 7 days per week

Sydney Local Health District (RPAH, Concord, Canterbury Hospital)

Phone: 02 9515 6111 Ask for on call Drug and Alcohol Doctor

Email: SLHD-GLAD@health.nsw.gov.au

St Vincent’s Hospital (Darlinghurst)

Phone: 02 8382 1111 Ask for on call Drug and Alcohol Doctor

Email: svhs.adsintake@svha.org.au

For referral:

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (Sydney Hospital, Prince of Wales, St George & Sutherland Hospitals)

GP referral Hotline: 1300 980 422

Fax referral to: 02 8302 6522 (Sydney Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital)

02 9113 1282 (St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital)

Sydney Local Health District (Royal Prince Alfred, Concord & Canterbury Hospitals)

Phone: 02 9378 1300

Or Phone: GP Liaison Nurse Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4.30 pm: 0436 691 533

Email: SLHD-GLAD@health.nsw.gov.au

St Vincent’s Health Network (Hospital in Darlinghurst)

Centralised Intake Line: 02 9361 8080

Or Phone GP Liaison Nurse: 0436 607 480

Fax referral letters to: 02 8382 3111

The Haymarket Foundation Drug and Alcohol Project

The Haymarket Foundation’s Drug and Alcohol Project provides two services to people living in the CESPHN region, the Drug and Alcohol Counselling Service and the Waiting list Support service.

The Counselling Service offers the following services:

  • Individual psychotherapy.
  • Group psychotherapy.
  • Harm minimisation.
  • Assessment and referral.
  • Relapse prevention therapy.
  • Psycho-education.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Family/Couple psychotherapy

Waiting List information and advisory services are designed to assist individuals, family members, General Practitioners and other healthcare professionals in navigating the AOD sector and finding the right information about available treatment options.

Ongoing waiting list support services provide assistance to individuals over the age of 18 with substance use to join and stay on a waiting list for a treatment service. Support services include; free intervention and therapy sessions, care coordination, service navigation support and advocacy.

Aims:

The Drug and Alcohol Counselling service aims to support people of all backgrounds with co-occurring AOD and mental health conditions with ongoing support within a therapeutic AOD approach.

The Waiting List Support Service aims to help people access drug and alcohol interventions by providing information and advice about available drug and alcohol interventions, as well as ongoing support for people who are waiting to access services.

Eligibility:

The Drug and Alcohol Counselling Service is available to anyone over the age of 18 who is struggling with substance use. The service is designed for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, people who do not have a Medicare care, and people who wish to seek change in their lives. A referral from a medical professional is not required.

The Waiting List Support Service can provide ongoing support to individuals over the age of 18 who would like to access a Drug and Alcohol treatment service.

Information and advice services are available to everyone, and is a great information service for family members who are experiencing problems from their substance use, General Practitioners and other health professionals who are seeking information on drug and alcohol services. A referral from a medical professional is not required.

Note: This is not a crisis service, in an emergency please call triple zero (000). To be put in touch with your local mental health service, call the NSW Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511.

How to access the service?

Call 1300 029 202 Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 4.00pm for an appointment or drop in. 

Provider: 

The Haymarket Foundation
https://haymarket.org.au

Pathways Maroubra

Pathways Maroubra is a non-residential program for people with substance use issues providing assessment, intervention, case management, counselling, drug and alcohol support, wellbeing educational and therapeutic groupwork.

The service is for people over the age of 18 who are experience drug and alcohol issues needing support.

The objectives are to:

  • Provide a range of services and support to people whose lives have been affected by substance use.
  • Supporting people as they transform their lives.
  • Reduce the harm caused to individuals, families and communities from substance misuse.
  • Develop partnerships with primary health care and other relevant allied services.

The services offered are:

  • Utilise evidence-based screening tools to ensure effective interventions.
  • The provision of assessment, intervention, case management and counselling.
  • Provide a range of AOD and wellbeing educational and therapeutic groups.
  • Develop multiple service delivery options (including telephone support).
  • Referral to a range of primary health and community based services

Eligibility

People over 18 experiencing problems or harms related to alcohol and other drug use.

How to access the service?

NUAA Consumer Academy

The objectives are to:

  • The aim of this project is to support people with lived experience of drug dependence (also called consumers) to participate in Alcohol and Other Drug services in the CESPHN region.
  • The Consumer Academy brings together expert trainers, local service providers and consumers to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based training program to support the engagement of local AOD consumers in service design and delivery.
  • The program supports people to participate authentically in Alcohol and Other Drug services in the CESPHN region and contributes to build a consumer workforce across the AOD service sector.

The services offered are:

  • Meet and greet sessions are hosted by NUAA to provide an introduction to the Consumer Academy for potential participants.
  • The Consumer Academy program consists of a four-day training program and concludes with a graduation event. It also offers up to six months of mentoring support to participants following the program.

Eligibility

A “peer” is considered someone with lived experience within the area of work they are undertaking (for example, a history of injecting drug use in needle and syringe program work). Lived experience is be determined through self-disclosure.

How to access the service?

  • NUAA is working in partnership with a number of AOD services in CESPHN region to deliver the Consumer Academy across a number of locations. Upcoming events will be promoted across the region by CESPHN.
  • Contact NUAA: 8354 7300 or free call 1800 644 413 or
    https://nuaa.org.au/get-involved/make-a-query/
NUAA Volunteer Program

The objectives are to:

  • The aim of this project is to support people with lived experience of drug dependence (also called consumers) to participate in Alcohol and Other Drug services in the CESPHN region.
  • To increase access to peer supported Hepatitis C treatment and harm reduction.
  • Partnerships established with CESPHN region services, including GP settings, AOD settings to place volunteers.
  • Increase peer support for women who are experiencing intimate partner violence.
  • Increase the skill base of volunteers.

The services offered are:

  • Increase access to peer supported Hepatitis C treatment.
  • Take part in extensive training increasing volunteer’s skills, knowledge and confidence to re-enter the workforce.
  • Opportunities to obtain volunteering experience/employment.
  • Provide 10- week social support groups for women with substance use issues experiencing partner violence, developing coping skills and harm reduction strategies.

Eligibility

  • A “peer” is considered someone with lived experience within the area of work they are undertaking (for example, a history of injecting drug use in needle and syringe program work). Lived experience will be determined through self-disclosure.
  • The peer- supported program is open to women with lived experience of intimate partner violence and drug use. Assessment of eligibility will be based on self-disclosure.

How to access the service:

  • NUAA is working in partnership with a number of AOD services including NSP’s (Needle & syringe Programs) regarding referrals to the programs.
  • Contact NUAA: 8354 7300 or free call 1800 644 413 or https://nuaa.org.au/get-involved/make-a-query/
Oasis - Choices

Choices is a non-residential program providing mental health and therapeutic support to young people in the form of counselling and psychological intervention, drug and alcohol support, parenting support for young parents, recreational and creative activities, and group work.

The objectives are to:

  • Provide one-on-one counselling for young people affected by alcohol and other drugs
  • Provide a diverse range of activities which focus on AOD, mental health, physical health, fitness, recreation, relationships, stress management, parenting, harm minimisation, coping strategies and other areas relevant to the needs of clients.
  • Provide support, follow up and aftercare services to young people.
  • Improve access to an appropriate range of youth, family, health and welfare services.
  • Increase community understanding, awareness and knowledge on the impact of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Build upon existing relationships with relevant stakeholders, as well as develop new relationships to further develop the project reach.
  • Assists young people to develop the necessary skills to maintain a stable and balanced lifestyle.

The services offered are:

  • Utilise evidence-based screening tools to ensure effective interventions.
  • The provision of assessment, intervention, case management and counselling.
  • Provide a range of AOD and wellbeing educational and therapeutic groups.
  • Referral to a range of primary health and community- based services

Eligibility

The service is for homeless and disadvantaged youth aged 16-25 years affected by alcohol and other drugs.

How to access the service?

  • The service is located at 365 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
  • Contact Oasis Youth Support Network: 9331 2266
  • Website: https://salvos.org.au/oasis/
Odyssey House

What is Odyssey House Community Services (OHCS) and who can use it?

Odyssey House Community Services delivers a range of free alcohol and other drug (AOD) services within a holistic stepped care treatment model. The model includes aftercare support, psychosocial counselling for individuals with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health (MH) disorders with access to individual care co-ordination and counselling. Programs are flexible, evidence based, client centred, and aim to achieve positive client outcomes through an integrated approach and include:

  • Aftercare
    The Odyssey House Community Services Aftercare services are designed as a two stage AOD recovery program that a client can access at either the commencement of their treatment journey or at the end of their time in a residential AOD service or for support post relapse. The model is designed to be responsive to client needs such as education regarding substance misuse, providing relapse prevention education and care coordination that will assist with other issues such as housing, unemployment, money management and health or mental health issues. The Aftercare AOD Recovery Groups provide an accessible treatment option for clients who are under the supervision of Community Corrections or are currently engaged in a MERIT Program.
  • Psychosocial Counselling
    The psychosocial counselling services can be delivered in conjunction with aftercare services, and aim to equip clients with co-occurring AOD and MH issues with therapeutic tools which will support and sustain their recovery from both AOD and MH issues. There is a Mental Health Recovery group program run over 8 weeks which is focussed on supporting clients through their treatment journey and developing strategies to build resilience and wellbeing.

Clients can also access one on one support through counselling with qualified clinicians.

All services are free and a Mental Health Care Plan is not required.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program, which includes partnerships with Aboriginal organisations and aims to deliver AOD and Wellbeing Men’s and Women’s groups.

Eligibility

  • Current alcohol and/or other drug dependency or history of;
  • Residing in the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN region
  • 18 and over for all programs
  • Under 18 can access for counselling only

How to access the service?

Contact Odyssey House directly 1800 397 739

Provider

Odyssey House NSW

https://www.odysseyhouse.com.au/what-we-do/community-services/

The Station Drug and Alcohol Service

The objectives are to:

  • To provide support to those experiencing the negative effects of substance use.
  • Through the provision of case management which takes into account their mental, social and economic circumstances to ensure the best possible outcome for the client.
  • To encourage individuals to take control of their drug and alcohol use focusing on coping skills, referring to detoxification or rehabilitation services and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

The services offered are:

  • To provide drug and alcohol counselling and case management for clients experiencing substance use issues.
  • Provide advocacy and referrals for further treatment options assisting clients throughout the process.
  • Provides support and address co-morbidity issues of clients (drug and alcohol and mental health issues).

Eligibility

  • Any client who is over 21 years old presenting with a substance use issue.
  • Clients who drop into The Station who are needing support for their drug and alcohol issues.

How to access the service?

We Help Ourselves (WHOS) Withdrawal Management

The objectives are to:

  • To provide ambulatory withdrawal services for clients who cannot access hospital detoxification prior to admission to a WHOS program.
  • Provide timely admission to WHOS reducing the loss of clients who are waiting to access the therapeutic programs.
  • Whilst in the Withdrawal Management service, be inducted into the residential Therapeutic Community program, offering support and orientation.

The services offered are:

  • The clients undergoing withdrawal management will be monitored by registered nursing staff 7 days / week and in relation to their care plans.
  • Support by withdrawal management nurses, staff and clients at the WHOS facility seven days a week.
  • Assist clients with detoxification before entering further treatment.
  • Withdrawal Management within a community-based environment (WHOS) with access to support from their existing day programs.

Eligibility

  • Clients will be assessed for suitability to the WHOS Withdrawal Management program or if are in need of a hospital detoxification.
  • Exclusions requiring hospital detoxification include: Have a severe medical illness requiring medical monitoring outside of WHO’s capacity.
  • Have mental health issues outside of WHO’s capacity to manage.
  • Have certain legal issues – needing to be assessed for suitability on a case-by-case basis.

How to access the service?

Self-referral, via an allied health service, by application from a general practitioner working in collaboration with SLHD or SESLHD departments/detoxes or a WHOS nurse.

Contact Details

We Help Ourselves
PO Box 1779,
Rozelle NSW 2039
Phone: (02) 85727444

Service Manager: Carolyn Stubley (Nurse Manager) WHOS: 8572 7471
Website: https://whos.com.au/

Weave's Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Program

Weave’s Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Program supports young people experiencing co-existing mental health and alcohol and/or other drug challenges. A clinical diagnosis is not necessary for participation in this program.

Our core support for young people includes individualised case management and/or counselling support, and Information and referral. Young people accessing the Speak Out Program can move between group work, project work, community and leadership activities and back into individualised support as needed. Young people can “Weave” between the diverse range of program components and each young person’s engagement and journey with Speak Out is unique.

Eligibility

Young people 12 – 28 years who are experiencing co-existing mental health and alcohol and/or other drug challenges. A clinical diagnosis is not necessary for participation in this program.

How to access the service:

Contact Weave by phone: 9318 0539

Or pop into the office between 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Corner Elizabeth and Allen Streets, Waterloo, NSW, 2017

Provider

Weave

https://www.weave.org.au/programs/speak-out-dual-diagnosis-program/

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