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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.

Alcoholics Anonymous Port Hedland

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 and drug misuse.
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Yaadina Community Services – Turner River Rehabilitation Facility

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.

The centre is open 24 hours – 365 days a years and families are able to visit following a settling in period. Accessing the service – a referral accompanied by a medical assessment is required to access Turner River. Referrals could be from self, community drug and alcohol services, mental health services, other community agencies.

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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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Bloodwood Tree – Substance Abuse Counselling

The Bloodwood Tree counselling & support teams are here to help anyone who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, family violence or any family affected by substance abuse.

Their confidential support system provides a range of services which address issues that affect the lives of substance users and the impact on family relationships.

Services Include:

  • Substance Abuse Counselling
  • Support and Education Services
  • Individual & Group Counselling
  • Practical Strategies for Managing Life
  • Relationship Counselling
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Bloodwood Tree – Sobering Up Centre (Wapa Maya)

This service is a 16 bed facility and operates between 4:00pm and 8:00am Monday to Friday, including Friday night and all Public Holidays. The Sobering Up Centre is designed to provide Bloodwood Tree clients with a safe environment and access to bathroom facilities, a bed, clean clothes, simple nutritious meals, non-judgemental non-discriminatory care and referral to other agencies and services if required.

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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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