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Below is a list of options for alcohol and drug support, including sobering up centres, rehabilitation centres, alcohol and drug counselling, youth support services offering alcohol and drug support, and alcohol and drug support groups. If you cannot find local alcohol and drug support services for your area, you can find state and national alcohol and drug support services at the bottom of this page, including alcohol and drug counsellors, and those providing information about treatment options and referrals to local services.

Needle Exchange Program

Needle and syringe programs (NSPs) can be found across metropolitan and regional Western Australia.
All NSPs must supply a safe disposal container with any needles and syringes they provide. They also offer health education and can refer people to drug treatment services.

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Hope Community Services – Goldfields Community Alcohol and Drug Service (GCADS)

The GCADS provides services through regional offices in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, and Leonora, and also through outreach to towns in the Goldfields. The GCADS is funded by the Mental Health Commission of Western Australia and is the result of a partnership between Hope Community Services and Bega Garnbirringu Health Services. Additional alcohol and other drug services in Leonora and Esperance are funded by the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), free services include:

  • Counselling, information, referral and advocacy for individuals and families affected by alcohol or other drugs, including those referred through the courts or police for the Western Australian Diversion Programs.
  • Consultancy and referral services for health professionals.
  • Outreach services.
  • Community education and prevention programs to address alcohol and other drug related harm and suicide.
  • HOPE provides a range of services to support people affected by their own or a loved one’s alcohol and other drug use, and co-occurring mental health problems.
     
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headspace Kalgoorlie

If you ever feel that you:
• are feeling down or stressed or worried
• can’t deal with school, bullying or struggling with friendships
• want to talk about contraception, sexual health, sexuality, identity or relationships, drinking or drug use
Headspace Kalgoorlie is a safe place where you can come to have a yarn about any of these issues. They provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25.
Would you like to book in with Headspace Kalgoorlie? If so, please download and complete their referral form  and return it to them via email. Our services are free!

Headspace Kalgoorlie provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25. The provide the following services:

  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Work and study
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Doctor (GP)
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Goldfields Rehablitation Services Inc – Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Service

Goldfields Rehabilitation Detoxification Service is a 4 bed residential low medical unit located in Kalgoorlie, which provides a specialist service for people requiring sub-acute medical care during alcohol or other drug withdrawal. Intake is each Monday and a Doctor is on site between 9:00am-10:00am to complete assessment and care plan.

Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc operates a residential rehabilitation programme with a minimum stay of 15 weeks. Residents can be reassessed after 10 weeks stay to ensure they are ready to graduate from the programme. Upon discussions and planning with staff residents may stay for a period up to an additional 10 weeks.

On track residential services include:

  • Residential support
  • 15 week Alcohol and Drug program
  • 12 months Out-care support
  • 3 months optional transitional housing programme
  • Case Management
  • Counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Creative therapy
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Work therapy
  • Development of life skills
  • Nutrition education
  • Group exercise and promotion of healthy living
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Goldfields Rehablitation Services Inc. – Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing allows graduates of the rehabilitation programme access to subsidised and fully functional accommodation for up to 3 months. This enables clients to continue receiving support in a controlled and safe environment. Clients in the transitional programme are encouraged to slowly integrate back into the community and into employment. The first 12 months of recovery are vital to recovering addicts and they require a support network to assist them in avoiding relapse.

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Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc – Outreach Program

The aim of the Outreach program is to help people facing alcohol, drug and mental health issues to link to other services in the community who can assist in their recovery. They work with each person, one-to-one, to get better counselling and other professional services. Outreach understands the community and each person’s needs and helps provide safe and culturally respectful opportunities to address the issues faced, by caring for the whole person. Outreach aims to reduce alcohol and drug use, improve the wellbeing and lifestyle of clients and support clients through the journey before and after rehabilitation. The Outreach Service works in strong partnership with agencies to support you with pre and post rehabilitation in areas of:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Financial Hardship
  • Numeracy & Literacy
  • Intellectual Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Thoughts of Suicide or Self-harm
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Family Mediation
  • Drug & Alcohol Use
  • Mental Health
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Bega Garnbirringu Health Service – Sobering Up Shelter

The shelter provides a place for those affected by drugs and/or alcohol that is a safe and secure place to sober up away from incarceration and dangers. Clients who are repeat clients will receive assistance with their alcohol & other drug issues through a referral service for counselling or other support.
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Alcoholics Anonymous Kalgoorlie

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.

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State and National Alcohol and Drugs Services Services

Meth Helpline

The Meth Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s meth use. 
 
The counsellor who answers your call can: 
• Listen to what is going on for you 
• Provide you with information about meth 
• Provide emotional support 
• Talk about treatment options 
• Refer you to local services that can provide ongoing support
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Alcohol and Drug Support Line

Confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use.

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Parent and Family Drug Support Line

The Parent and Family Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. Callers have the option to speak to an experienced parent volunteer.

The counsellor who answers your call can:

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Provide you with information about alcohol or drug use
  • Provide emotional support and professional advice
  • Offer to transfer you to a parent volunteer for peer support
  • Talk about support options for you and your loved one
  • Refer you to local services that can provide you and your family with ongoing support
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