Winnunga Nimmityjah AHCS (Winnunga Nimmityjah) – GP and Nursing Services

Winnunga Nimmityjah provide a range of GP, nursing services and support to individuals and their families including drug and alcohol and help with smoking cessation.

For more information visit Winnunga Nimmityjah - GP and Nursing Services or call 02 6284 6222.

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program

Winnunga Nimmityjah delivers the national program, Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS), which aims to improve the life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by reducing tobacco use.

For more information visit Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program or call 02 6284 6222.

Alcohol and Other Drug Services – Canberra Health Services

Canberra Health Services (CHS) offers information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support for individuals, families and community members twenty-four hours a day. Access this service by contacting Canberra Health Services' Alcohol and Other Drugs Services by calling the 24-Hour Helpline.

For more information visit Alcohol and Other Drug Services - CHS or call 02 5124 9977.

Directions – Arcadia House

Arcadia House detox, residential and day programs provide clients with the resources they need to successfully withdraw and abstain from alcohol and other drugs and to assist in developing positive life skills. The service is available to people aged 18 years and over.

For more information visit Directions – Arcadia House or call 02 6132 4800.


Karralika offers residential care as well as community-based case-managed treatment options for adults and families including individualised case managed, treatment options for adults and families.

For more information visit Karralika or call 02 6185 1300.

Catholic Care Canberra and Goulburn – Alcohol and Drug Services

Catholic Care Canberra and Goulburn have been providing specialist alcohol and other drug programs (AOD) to the Canberra community for over 10 years. Catholic Care employ qualified alcohol, tobacco and other drug workers who provide a professional, non-judgmental service following a harm minimisation approach.

Services include:

  • Sobering Up Shelter - Reaching Out Program
  • Outreach AOD counselling for people over the age of 13 years
  • AOD support connections

For more information visit Catholic Care Alcohol and Other Drug Program or call 02 6162 6100.

Directions – Pathways to Recovery

Directions delivers a wide range of programs and services to anyone impacted by alcohol, drugs or other addictions. Directions focus is on supporting our clients, reducing substance-related harm and improving personal and public health.

For more information visit Directions - Pathways to Recovery or call 02 6132 4800.

Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy

Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA) provides a specialist drug treatment service which operates on a peer based, person centred philosophy. CAHMA runs numerous services in the community.

These include The Connection (their indigenous service), various community development programs, peer education courses and workshops, case management services, art projects, and a medical clinic.

For more information visit CAHMA please call 02 6253 3643.

Page last updated on: 15 May 2020