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Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

24 hours 7 days crisis support suicide prevention: 13 11 14

Family Drug Support

Organisation which provides non-directive support and information for families and friends of drug and/or alcohol users across Australia.

SUPPORT LINE 24 HOURS 7 DAYS: 1300 368 186

DACAS

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service to assist health professionals with diagnosis, clinical management, treatment options for patients with drug and alcohol use

24 Hour phone service toll free in the Northern Territory: 1800 111 092

Amity Community Services Inc

Amity Community Services believes in helping people to help themselves. Amity encourages this by providing a non-judgmental, professional and confidential counselling service. We specialise in the areas of drugs, alcohol and gambling.

At Amity we recognise that behaviours of habit can often interact with other aspects of your life; therefore, these problems can also be addressed in counselling sessions.

Age Range: 18+ years
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external referral

Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, day programs and non-residential, post-rehab and relapse prevention.

155 Stuart Hwy, Parap
0820
Australia
(08) 8944 6565

Banyan House

Banyan House run five programs for adults in Darwin including a withdrawal program, optimal health program, SMART recovery program, residential recovery program, and diversion programs.

Age Range: 18-64 years (Will take 17 years in offender diversionary program)
Eligibility: Diagnosis of AOD dependency, demonstrated motivation to change lifestyle
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, withdrawal, counselling, residential rehabilitation, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning.

Banyan House
Pruen Rd, Berrimah
0828
Australia
08 8942 7400

Barkly Region Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Group (BRADAAG)

Over the past three decades BRADAAG has been able to grow and adapt its services to suit the needs of the Barkly Region. In addition to the organisation's longest running service - the Sobering Up Shelter, BRADAAG also operates three residential programs as well as an aftercare/outreach service.

Age Range: 18+ years
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: None specified

29 Staunton St, Tennant Creek
0860
Australia
(08) 8963 2500

Bushmob Aboriginal Corporation

BushMob run a 20 bed residential treatment facility with some unfunded beds for which they charge a fee for service. Journeys are made in Central Australia by, and for, young people to get the self-respect, trust and courage and skill to have a good life because grog, sniffing, drugs and crime are no good. (BushMob's vision developed by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people and families in meetings under trees and in dry creek beds in and around Alice Springs.)

Age Range: 12-25 years, 14-17 years 11 months (Loves Creek Ampere Mwerre)
Eligibility: Must be post-detox, though GP, Psychologist and Psychiatrist available for withdrawal on-site when required
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral, Emergency placement
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, pharmacotherapy, residential rehabilitation, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning, bush adventure therapy intensive.

36 Priest Street
Alice Springs NT
(08) 8953 3798

CatholicCare NT Tiwi

Catholic Care NT offers three programs on Tiwi Island. Safe House - Milikapiti, Financial Wellbeing and Capability, AOD-Adults.

Age Range: 0-15 (youth) 16+ for counselling/group treatment
Eligibility: Indigenous Specific
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral, Support Links
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning, coordination, community education, drug diversion

Wurrumiyanga
Australia
(08) 8944 2000

CatholicCare NT Alice Springs

Catholic Care NT runs 11 programs from its Alice Springs office, offering employment services in Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa). Of the 11 program in Alice Springs, AOD Kids in Focus, family and violence counselling and relationship education is offered.

Age Range: 0-15 (youth) 16+ for counselling/group treatment
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral, Support Links
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning, coordination, community education, drug diversion.

6 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0871
(08) 8958 2400

Catholic Care NT

Catholic Care NT runs 15 programs from its Darwin and Palmerston offices, and offers services in Alice Springs, Katherine, and Tennant Creek. Including but not limited to counselling, parenting support, AOD adult, and AOD Kids in Focus. For an extensive list of programs, please click here.

Age Range: 0-15 (youth) 16+ for counselling/group treatment
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral, Support Links
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning, coordination, community education, drug diversion.

17 Hidden Valley Rd
Berrimah
0828
Australia
(08) 8944 2000

OR

Goyder Centre Shop 10B, Palmerston Circuit
Palmerston NT 0830
(08) 8932 9977

CatholicCare NT Wadeye

Catholic Care NT provides two services in Wadeye. A youth diversion program: referral service to re-engage young people aged 10 to 17 when they’ve committed a minor offence. And and AOD program for adults.

Age Range: 0-15 (youth) 16+ for counselling/group treatment
Eligibility: Indigenous Specific
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral, Support Links
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning, coordination, community education, drug diversion.

Wadeye
0822
Australia
(08) 8944 2000

Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programmes Unit (CAAAPU)

CAAAPU provides counselling and treatment services at their residential facility in Alice Springs, with an eight week rehabilitation program to assist individuals of acute alcohol use problems.

CAAAPU's aim is to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities and provide a place of healing, enabling clients to live a healthy and sober life and fulfill their potential. CAAAPU deliver their treatment programs through culturally appropriate ways

Lot 290 Ragonesi Road
Alice Springs NT 0870
(08) 8955 4600

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC)

Congress provides a comprehensive primary health care service to the Aboriginal community of Alice Springs and to outstations within a 100-km radius, and auspices the health services in five remote Central Australian communities. CAAC's services target the social, emotional, cultural and physical well being of Aboriginal people.

Age Range: 12-65+ years
Eligibility: Must be aboriginal or partnered with an Aboriginal person
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, withdrawal, pharmacotherapy, counselling, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning.

14 Leichhardt Terrace
Alice Springs
0870
Australia
(08) 8951 4400

Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (CAAPS)

The Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (CAAPS) Aboriginal Corporation is the largest not-for-profit family-focused residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre in Northern Australia. In addition to rehabilitation CAAPS provide outreach support in community to support appropriate referrals and work to prevent homelessness.

Age Range: 0-65+ years
Eligibility: Must be post-detox, indigenous and non-indigenous
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral, diversion through VSA act
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, residential rehabilitation, day programs and non-residential services, case management and care planning.

60 Boulter Rd
Berrimah
0828
Australia
1800 894 800

Drug and Alcohol Services Association Inc. of Alice Springs (DASA)

DASA service delivery is based on the Therapeutic Community Model. This model is one where everyone is a decision maker and takes responsibility for themselves and the impact of their actions on the community.

DASA follows the harm minimisation philosophy whereby people set their own healing goals. Clients are supported to develop a treatment plan that can include a range of goals from managed and safe use through to total abstinence.

Age Range: 18-65+ years
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, withdrawal, counselling, residential rehabilitation, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning.

4 Schwarz Crescent
Alice Springs
0870
Australia
(08) 8952 8412

Foundation of Rehabilitation with Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties (FORWAARD)

The Foundation of Rehabilitation With Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties Aboriginal Corporation, commonly known by its acronym as FORWAARD, has been one of the Northern Territory's leading substance misuse treatment centres for fifty years.

Age Range: 18+ years (As young at 17 for diversionary program)
Eligibility: Clients must be post-detox, board approval needed for non-indigenous clients.
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning.

33 Charles St
Stuart Park
0820
Australia
(08) 8923 6666

Holyoake Alice Springs

Holyoake is a non-government, non-religious organisation that offers confidential counselling and support to those who are affected by alcohol, drugs, gambling and inappropriate behaviour.

Age Range: 5-65+ years
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, day programs and non-residential services, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning

21 Newland St
Gillen
0870
Australia
08 8952 5899

Larrakia Nation

If it’s evening and you are worried for the safety of yourself or others, you can call Night Patrol.

Night Patrol has a dedicated freecall number that works from 4pm to midnight: 1800 101 645
If there is an immediate danger you should call 000.

If you have a health-related issue or you need assistance to get you or your client to an appointment, contact the Health Outreach team.
Email: hreferrals@larrakia.com

If you want to book a flight, bus, accommodation or get a Larrakia ID please contact the Return to Country office between 9am and 2pm.
Email: returntocountry@larrakia.com

Bagot Road,
Ludmilla
Australia
08 8945 5211

Law Society Northern Territory (LSNT)

The Law Society Northern Territory (LSNT), formed in 1968, is a statutory body constituted under the Legal Profession Act (NT), which controls the affairs of the legal profession in the Northern Territory.

9 Cavenagh St
Darwin
0800
Australia

(08) 8981 5104

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission Darwin

Services offered: Helpline, legal advice, legal representation, duty lawyer, family dispute resolution, community legal education, policy and law reform

9-11 Cavenagh St, Darwin City
NT 0800

1800 019 343

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission Alice Springs

Services offered: Helpline, legal advice, legal representation, duty lawyer, family dispute resolution, community legal education, policy and law reform

77 Hartley St, Alice Springs
NT 0870

(08) 8951 5377

Mala’la Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Malabam Health Board Aboriginal Corporation works with the Maningrida community as well as surrounding outstations to improve health and well-being. Their services include aged care, primary health care, renal dialysis, social emotional well being (SEWB), and youth services.

Age Range: 14+ years
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral, community members
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, case management and care planning.

Maningrida
0822
Australia

(08) 8979 5930

Mission Australia Alice Springs

Supports people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or waiting for public housing and offers counselling in mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, and family and relationships.

40 Bath St
Alice Springs
0870
Australia

08 8955 6500

Mission Australia Palmerston

Mission Australia's Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaM) in Darwin is a strength and recovery centred program supporting people whose lives are severely affected by a mental illness.

The program caters for people 16 years and over who are willing to receive help for their diagnosis and to address any drug and alcohol issues during the course of participation.

PHaM recognises that recovery does not mean cure and that each person’s recovery is different. Each PHaM’s participant receives a culturally appropriate service that is designed to meet, in the least restrictive way, his or her individual needs and personal recovery goals.

6 Frances Drive, Palmerston
NT 0830

(08) 8935 0900

Stingybark

Stingybark is a 40 bed residential rehabilitation facility for alcohol and other drugs. The intensive client-centred interventions combined with therapeutic programs will facilitate change for individuals and ensure that change can be sustained after reintegration to their communities.

30 Tivendale Road
Berrimah 0828

08 8995 2620

Sobering Up Shelter

The Sobering Up Shelter service is available to people living rough and at risk of harm in the greater Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine areas.

Based on a harm-minimisation model, it provides short-term, non-custodial, safe shelter for intoxicated people over the age of 18.

The shelter provides overnight accommodation to people under the influence of alcohol or other drugs who have been delivered to the shelter by the Northern Territory Police or the community Night Patrol service.

No self-admissions are accepted, however shelter staff will refer people to other services that may be able to assist them.

Age Range: 18+ years
Eligibility/Access: only accepted if presented by Police or Larrakia Night Patrol
Funded Services: Sobering Up

30 Tivendale Road
Berrimah 0828

08 8995 2620

Tangentyere Council

Tangentyere Council operates a wide range of services and programs for Aboriginal people in Central Australia.

While Tangentyere Council’s role developed initially around tenure, housing and essential services for town camp residents in the 1970s and 1980s, it quickly developed to encompass a range of family, community and social services to which people in town camps did not otherwise have access.

Age Range: Not specified
Eligibility: Not specified
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning.

4 Elder Street
Alice Springs,
NT 0870
Australia

08 8951 4222

TEAMHealth Darwin/Palmerston

TEAMhealth provide services to people and families affected by mental illness.

Services are provided within a model of recovery focused psychosocial rehabilitation and within the framework of the National Mental Health Plan and Standards. TEAMhealth works closely with other specialist service providers such as Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS), drug/alcohol services and other non-government organisations.

Age Range: Adults, 16+ years
Services: Children and families, housing, residential

Level 1, Building 4, 631 Stuart Highway,
Berrimah NT
0828
(08) 8943 9600

Palmerston:

101/5 McCourt Road

Yarrawonga NT 0830 Phone: 0424 133 283

TEAMHealth Katherine/Daly River

TEAMhealth provide services to people and families affected by mental illness.

Services are provided within a model of recovery focused psychosocial rehabilitation and within the framework of the National Mental Health Plan and Standards. TEAMhealth works closely with other specialist service providers such as Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS), drug/alcohol services and other non-government organisations.

Age Range: Adults, 16+ years
Services: Children and families

3/12 Third Street
Katherine 0850

0404 857 468

Daly River (Nauiyu)
Lot 124, Room 1
NAUIYU NT 0822

0428 606 370

Venndale Rehabilitaion Centre

Venndale Rehabilitation provides accommodation for Indigenous people undergoing rehabilitation from alcohol and other drug use. The Venndale facility is located approximately 38 kilometres south of the Katherine township in the Northern Territory, and its withdrawal program operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Venndale provides individual medical care to each client with prescriptions and medical checks accessed through general practitioners from Wurli Wurlinjang Aboriginal Health Service.

Age Range: 18+ years
Eligibility: N/A
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, pharmacotherapy, counselling, residential rehabilitation, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning.

LOT 4757 Fox Road, Venn,
Northern Territory,

(08) 8971 7199

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)

Since 1993, Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC, formerly known as Mt Theo Program) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.

The notable, and sustainable, success of the program has been firmly based on the strength of Warlpiri youth and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff. The program was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee.

Age Range: 0-17, 18-29 years
Eligibility: clinical case management, post-withdrawal treatment
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral. Community, Police, Elders, Lawyers, school referrals.
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, residential rehabilitation, case management and care planning.

Yuendumu
0872

08 8956 4188

​Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an independent Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) providing comprehensive primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Katherine and surrounding areas.

Age Range: 12+ years
Eligibility: Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander (or ATSI partner or children)
Access: Self-referral, Clinical, external, or Internal agency referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning.

25 Third St
Katherine 0850

(08) 8972 9100

Salvation Army Sunrise Centre

The Sunrise Centre operates a number of programs to address the issues of homelessness, alcoholism and drug addiction including advocacy, practical and emotional support. Fees are based on an entry assessment.

Age Range: 19+ years
Eligibility: Desire to create positive change, developing skills to promote recovery
Access: Self-referral, external, or Internal agency referral, legal and prison
Funded Services: Withdrawal, counselling, residential rehabilitation, day programs and non-residential services, case management and care planning

Beaton Rd
Berrimah 0828

(08) 8997 1000

Danila Dilba Health Service

Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.

Danila Dilba Health Service
GPO Box 2125
Darwin NT 0801

(08) 8942 5380 - Bagot Clinic

(08) 8942 5444 - Darwin Clinic

(08) 8931 5711 - Gumileybirra Clinic

(08) 8942 5495 - Mens Clinic

(08) 8920 9500 - Malak Clinic

(08) 8931 5700 - Palmerston Clinic

(08) 8942 5350 - Rapid Creek Clinic

(08) 8942 5400 - Binyolkga Centre

Northern Territory Aids and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC)

NTAHC is the key Non-Government organisation working in the area of blood borne viruses, education and support in the Northern Territory that is recognised as a source of informed and professional advice. NTAHC operates on a harm minimisation, advocacy, and holistic approach.

Age Range: Open
Eligibility: Blood-borne virus clients are prioritised
Access: Self-referral
Funded Services: Early and brief intervention, counselling, advocacy

46 Woods St
Darwin
0800

(08) 8944 7777

Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation

Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation operates a Youth Accommodation Service (YAC) for Indigenous youth in the Barkly region ages 18-25 who are in employment or training. The 16 bed facility can provide short or long term accommodation.

The residents are provided with ensuite private rooms (TV & Air conditioning), three meals a day (including a packed lunch if they require it.) Residents pay rent on a sliding scale dependent on their income, ranging from $120 per week for trainees only in receipt of Centrelink benefits, through to $220 for workers on reasonable wages.

There are 8 rooms for young men and 8 rooms for young women separated into two different wings.

Age Range: 18-25 years
Services: Youth Accommodation Service
Eligibility: Must be Indigenous youth aged 18-25 in employment or training in the Barkly region.

8 Wattle Street
Tennant Creek 0860

0407 732 734

Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program

The Remote AOD Workforce Program is a combination of Remote AOD Workers in both Department of Health and Aboriginal Medical Services in the Northern Territory. The program consists of over 50 workers across 40 communities who are located in primary health care centres.

The role of the Remote AOD Worker is provide direct client & family service delivery & community development activities that increase the capacity for service provision at the local level, and enable appropriate support for clients, carers, families and communities affected by AOD issues.

Age range: Open
Eligibility: Service dependent
Access: Self referral, clinical, internal agency, external referral
Funded Services: Early intervention and brief intervention, withdrawal, pharmacotherapy, counselling, post-rehab and relapse prevention, case management and care planning, community development, health promotion, clinical supervision, training.

(08) 8958 2503

Strong Steps

Strong Steps is a pilot program and joint initiative of CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation and Amity Community Services Inc. funded by the Northern Territory Primary Health Network. Strong steps provides counselling information and alcohol and other drugs for people in Darwin's rural area.

Age Range: 13 years +
Access: self-referral, agency referral
Funded Services: Assessment and screening, counselling, brief intervention, information and education, referral.

Shop 3/465 Stuart Highway
Coolalinga NT

08 8983 3413