As the social restrictions of COVID 19 continue, the potential for harms associated with alcohol and other drugs may increase. Like all service industries, COVID-19 has impacted the delivery of drug and alcohol support services across the sector, including one-on-one counselling, workshops and meetings.
With some families and individuals self-isolating at home and changes to daily life continuing, some people may find themselves drinking or using alcohol or drugs more to cope with anxiety, stress and our changing environment.
Please note: response times may vary
Telephone assessments and outpatient counselling. Self-referrals can be made or a referral from a GP.
Phone: (08) 87211 507
Providing telephone AOD assessment and counselling for people who wish to discuss theirs or someone else’s use.
People can self-refer and there is no waiting list.
Phone: 8193 9400 or 0447 490 572
Pangula Mannamurna is located in Mount Gambier and provides a safe, secure and accessible health service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. They also provide outreach and child and family health services across the Limestone Coast.
Phone: (08) 8724 7270
New ROADS currently has capacity to accept new referrals (no wait list) and are promptly commenced with our service. A range of programs tailored to suit individuals, families and support people including:
Residential rehabilitation – residents (aged 21 and over) live in shared houses in the community and have access to a full therapeutic program including therapeutic and living skills groups, and weekly AOD counselling. The program is generally a five month stay, but can be flexible.
Continuum of Care Programs (aged 18 years and over) can be individualised based on client need- incorporating:
ADIS is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public and health professionals, run by Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.
ADIS is staffed by trained professionals with experience in the alcohol and other drug field
Ph: 1300 13 1340
Hepatitis SA operates 4 Clean Needle Program (CNP) sites at Hackney, Noarlunga Health Precinct, Port Adelaide and Elizabeth. There is a 24 hour syringe vending machine at our Hackney site. Our CNP Peer workers have expert knowledge around injecting drug use and also have up-to-date knowledge on hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses.
Ph: (08) 8362 8443
Cracks in The Ice provides a comprehensive range of resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to support those dealing with and reduce their own crystal methamphetamine (ice) use.
The Counselling Online service allows you to communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern using text interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative, or friend.
The service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week across Australia.
The ADF is Australia’s leading organisation committed to preventing and minimising the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. The organisation reaches millions of Australians in their communities through sporting clubs and workplaces, by supporting and informing drug and alcohol prevention programs, and through the provision of educational information. The ADF website offers comprehensive information and resources on AOD use, relapse, overdose, withdrawal and support mechanisms.
Phone: 1300 85 85 84
Hello Sunday Morning delivers campaigns to reduce stigma around alcohol and encourages people to consider their relationship with alcohol and is one of the largest online movements for alcohol behaviour change in the world.
The Daybreak App: https://hellosundaymorning.org/daybreak/
Reach Out is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. The website offers practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times - and also offers parents information to make it easier for them to help their teenagers.
With a focus on early intervention, Headspace works with young people aged 12-25 year olds to provide support at a crucial time in their lives - to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future. Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, alcohol and other drugs and physical and sexual health.
Phone: Mount Gambier (08) 8725 0443
Providing Mental health resources and support tools, supporting youth and adults with support groups, personal stories and educational information on how to manage anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns.