Alcohol and Drug Services

One phone call is all it takes – Ph: 6207 9977

Withdrawal Unit

Provides medically supervised activities for withdrawal including educational groups relating to alcohol and other drug use, liaison with self-help groups and follow up with other specialist services in addition to counselling.  We have a multidisciplinary team.

  • Location: Building 7, Canberra Hospital

Medical Team/ Opiod Treatment Services

A team of dedicated doctors, nurses and counsellors who are experts in the field of alcohol and drug medicine.  Referrals are accepted from GP’s and other health professionals.  This service provide ongoing care for people  with complex needs who are prescribed Opiate Replacement Therapy,  medicated withdrawal and referral for other medical services as appropriate.  They also provide medical advice, nursing and counselling support for people with complex needs. 

  • Location: Building 7, Canberra Hospital

Consultation Liaison Services

Provide services to  people  admitted to the Canberra Hospital with alcohol and other drug issues in addition to  a Co-morbidity Service, IMPACT Program (Integrated Multi-agencies for Parents and Children Together), PEP (Pregnancy Enhancement Program), health promotion and harm minimization education, withdrawal management and through and after-care for pregnant clients at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

  • Location: Canberra Hospital

Counselling and Treatment Services

This is a free service for individuals and their families.  Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08.30am – 5.00pm (excluding public holidays)

  • Location: 1 Moore Street

Needle and Syringe program

This aims to reduce the risk of transmission of the HIV virus and other blood borne diseases for injecting drug users by providing sterile injecting equipment and education.

Diversion Services

This program is aimed at diverting people arrested and/or charged with drug or alcohol related offences out of the judicial system into the health system.

  • Location: 1 Moore Street