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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.

Mission Australia – Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Service

The Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Service supports people aged 14 years and above, and their families, who are experiencing (or at risk of) issues associated with their alcohol and other drug use. The service provides case management and treatment interventions to the communities of Wickham, Onslow and Pannawonica in order to reduce harm and change behaviour before the use of alcohol and other drugs becomes entrenched or problematic. The service is culturally safe and also offers counselling, group work, and community education and awareness support.
Referrals – self, family, WA Country Health Service, local hospitals and medical services, schools, WAPOL, Department of Communities, Mission Australia community services and other local and community organisations.
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Yaandina Community Services – Integrated Drug and Alcohol Service

The primary objective of the Pilbara Integrated Drug & Alcohol Services is to reduce AOD use and related harm to individuals residing in the Pilbara. The services provide AOD prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare services primarily for Indigenous Australians.

Services include support and education to communities & individuals with the aim of improving community safety, building wellbeing and resilience, and supporting communities to develop strategies to tackle substance misuse more generally.

This will be delivered through individual AOD Counselling, case management medical support, support groups, activities and programmes that address AOD issues.

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Yaandina Community Services – Mingga Services

The Mingga service plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of intoxicated and vulnerable people by providing transportation to the sobering-up shelter or to a safe place.

The Mingga service operates in the Roebourne and Wickham areas and travels a set route however this can be subject to change dependent on community need or unforeseeable circumstances. Children and young people are also provided with safe transport.

The Service aims to reduce contact between people and the criminal justice system and in particular avoid arrest and jail time.

The Mingga service continues to develop strong collaborative relationships with the local police, Government departments and other community groups who with prior notice can utilise the service for appointments, transportation and community events.

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Yaandina Community Services – Sobering Up Centre

The centre provides 14 beds for community members over the age of 18 years and helps men and women who are intoxicated and are at risk of harm or engaging in antisocial behaviour and is certified against the Standards for Culturally Secure practice. .

During their time at the centre every client is provided with a comfortable bed, freshly laundered clothes, a nutritious meal and are supervised by on duty staff who monitor their well-being.

While the centre does not supply counselling or medical attention it does act as a referral service for clients and will ensure that medical attention is provided by the Roebourne Hospital located just around the corner, should it be required.

The Sobering-up centre is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and works in conjunction with the Mingga Patrol.

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Yaandina Community Services – Turner River Rehabilitation Centre

Yaandina’s Turner River Rehabilitation Centre is a 24 bed facility that uses the Therapeutic Community (TC) model for treatment and addiction recovery that includes mental and physical healing.
 
This centre provides a facility in the Pilbara that allows individuals who have successfully completed a detoxification process from drugs and/or alcohol to recover from their addictions. Turner River is certified against the Standards for Therapeutic Communities in a Residential Care setting and also certified against the Standards for Culturally Secure practice.
 
Individuals may refer themselves directly for admission to Turner River, or be referred by one the following:
• GP
• Case worker
• Drug & alcohol agency
• Community Services agency
• Department of Communities
• Mental Health
• Corrections
• Family member
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Yaandina Community Services – Detox

Yaandina’s detox service offers a residential, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, low medical detox service that provides a safe, calm place for people to take time out from their addictions. By giving your body a rest from drug and alcohol use, resting and eating healthy food, a person can start to cleanse their body and help it heal.
Yaandina’s detox program also provides education about the available support options and is certified against the Standards for Culturally Secure practice.
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Pilbara Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Service – Karratha

Pilbara Mental Health and Drug Service (PMHDS) provides specialist mental health and drug & alcohol services to the Pilbara region. Locally based, multi-disciplinary teams are located in the large centres across the Pilbara (Hedland, Karratha, and Newman). Outreach services are provided by each of these teams to surrounding towns, communities and remote areas.

Services are available for all ages.

Clients may self-present (without referrals), while referrals are accepted from a range of health professionals and other agencies.

Clinical Programs include:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Aboriginal Mental Health
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Seniors Mental Health
  • Alcohol and Drug
  • Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Programs

Referrals: The preferred referral method is through your General Practitioner, however there are other referral options:

  • Your General Practitioner (preferred option)
  • Crisis and emergency services
  • Other health services
  • Community agencies
  • Schools
  • Private Psychiatrists or other doctors
  • Yourself
  • A relative, carer or friend
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Mission Australia – Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service

The Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service offers a range of services to assist individuals, couples and young people who are in need of treatment for substance misuse issues.
The service aims to engage directly with individuals, families and communities to:
 
• Prevent problems arising from alcohol and other drug use
• Provide treatment support for people struggling with their well-being
• Community support to assist communities in becoming more resilient in coping with the effects of alcohol and other drugs
• Services provided by the Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service are focused on not only reducing levels of alcohol and drug related harm, but improving the general health and wellbeing, relationships, engagement, and general living conditions within Pilbara communities. From the service locations in South Hedland, Karratha, Newman and Tom Price, Clinical Case Managers engage with small and remote communities through outreach trips.
They accept self referrals, agency referrals and court referrals.
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Mawarnkarra Health Service – Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Mawarnkarra runs a number of social health programs and services. They offer the following health programs to our clients:

  • Tackling Indigenous Smoking program
  • Women’s Safe House
  • Alcohol & Nutrition program
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing program
  • Environmental Health program
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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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