Alcohol and drug rehabilitation services

NT-wide contacts

Name Phone
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1800 131 350
Crisis Line (NT wide) 1800 019 116
Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) 1800 111 092
QUITline (NT wide) 13 78 48

Darwin and Top End 

Name What they do Phone Address
Alcohol and other Drugs Services (AOD) - Withdrawal Services Withdrawal services from alcohol, opiates (like morphine), cannabis, amphetamines (like speed) and benzodiazepines (like Valium).

The AOD Withdrawal Services team then provides medication if needed, support and counselling.

Withdrawal may take place at the Royal Darwin Hospital for high risk clients, in supported accommodation (such as Banyan House or the Salvation Army) or include home visits.
(08) 8922 8399 Building 9 North, Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810
Amity Community Services A non-residential counselling service provided for alcohol and or other drug problems. Services include assessment, drug education, individual counselling, skills training, assertion training, relapse prevention, anger management, social skills, stress management leisure skills, problem solving skills, and communication skills. NT-wide during business hours: 1800 684 372
Gambling help 24 hours: 1800 629 683
Drink drive education course: (08) 8981 9414
GPO Box 3628. Darwin NT 0801
Banyan House

The Forster Foundation for Drug Rehabilitation (Banyan House) primarily provides alcohol and other drug rehabilitation services.

You can access Banyan House by referral from Darwin Alcohol and Other Drugs Services. Patients are medically supervised on a regular basis by clinicians who auspice through the Alcohol and Other Drugs Service, Darwin. 

Banyan House is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

(08) 8942 7400 16 Benton Road, Berrimah, NT 0828
CatholicCare NT Previously known as Centacare NT, this service provides support and counselling services for family members affected by the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. (08) 8944 2000 17 Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah
Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Incorporated (CAAPS) 21-day residential withdrawal program includes comprehensive assessment and support to people wanting to move away from an itinerant lifestyle.

The aim of the program is to help people recognise the issues and challenges that face them in making this lifestyle change.

People are medically supervised on a regular basis by clinicians who auspice through the ADS Withdrawal Service.
(08) 8922 4800 60 Boulter Road, Berrimah, NT 0828
Employee Assistance Service (EASA) NT Counselling services for people in the workforce and their families. EASA provides a range of psychological and organisational development services to organisations and individuals across the NT, remote WA and north Queensland. Counselling services include alcohol and other drugs issues, coaching, conflict management, critical incident stress management and drink driver education. Darwin:
(08) 8941 1752
Katherine:
(08) 8971 2764
Alice Springs: (08) 8953 4225
Toll free
(NT Only): 1800 193 123
 
FORWAARD Aboriginal Corporation A residential rehabilitation program that focuses on Aboriginal people with alcohol and other drugs issues (08) 8981 8673 33 Charles Street, Stuart Park, NT 0820
Mission Australia Services include Darwin Sobering Up Shelter, Palmerston Youth Beat, Community Night Patrol, Community Day Patrol, Indigenous Youth Mobility Program and medical transport service. (08) 8935 0900 Level 1, 6 Frances Drive, Palmerston, NT 0830
NT Aids and Hepatitis Council Needle and Syringe Program A non-government organisation providing confidential needle exchange service and information associated with blood-borne viruses and infections, clean injecting equipment and referral to other agencies
Open from 8.30am to 5pm.
  45 Wood Street (corner Wood and Gardiner Streets), NT 0800
GPO Box 2826 Darwin, NT 0801
Royal Darwin Hospital

The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) can provide medical supervision and monitoring of patients withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs. Within the hospital, patients will be provided the care and support needed to safely withdraw from both licit and illicit substances.

RDH is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

(08) 8922 8699 Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 0810
The Salvation Army Drug and Alcohol Services

The service provides a 12 week residential and day program founded in cognitive behaviour therapy including individual counselling, group work, skills development and recreational activities. 

Separate residential buildings for men and women. Individual bedrooms with ensuite.

There are also six week to three months after care to help clients reintegrate into the community.

The service operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

(08) 8997 1000 Sunrise Centre 24 Beaton Road, Berrimah, NT 0828

Nhulunbuy (East Arnhem)

Name What they do Phone Address
Gove District Hospital (GDH)

The GDH provides medical supervision and monitoring of patients withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs. Within the hospital, patients will be provided the care and support needed to safely withdraw from both licit and illicit substances.

GDH is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

(08) 8987 0211 Matthew Flinders Way, Nhulunbuy, NT 0880

Katherine

Name What they do Phone Address
Alcohol and other Drugs Services

A health development program providing support, community development and training.

Counselling: (08) 8973 8403
Community support:
(08) 8973 8402
Training:
(08) 8973 8947
 
Kalano Community Association Inc - Venndale Rehabilitation and Withdrawal Centre The Venndale facility is located about 38km south of Katherine. This quiet, tranquil and welcoming facility is primarily a residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre, but there are a number of dedicated beds available for people withdrawing from substance abuse.

Venndale provides its own medical supervision for each individual client, with prescriptions and medical checks accessed through general practitioners from the Wurli Wurlinjang Aboriginal Health Service.

Venndale's withdrawal program operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day
(08) 8971 7199 Venndale, Fox Road, Katherine, NT 0850
Katherine Hospital

The Katherine Hospital can provide medical supervision and monitoring of patients withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs. Within the hospital patients will be provided the care and support needed to safely withdraw from both licit and illicit substances.

The hospital is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

(08) 8973 9211 Katherine Gorge Road, Katherine, NT 0850

Tennant Creek

Name What they do Phone Address
Alcohol and other Drugs ServiceA health development program providing support, community development education and training. (08) 8962 4285 
Alcohol and other Drugs Services Central Australia (ADSCA) - Barkly Alcohol and other Drugs teamThe ADSCA Barkly Alcohol and other Drugs team provides a non-residential counselling service for people with alcohol, drugs, volatile substances and smoke-related difficulties. It provides community development and nationally accredited training courses in Tennant Creek and the Barkly region.
The service offers specialised assessment, treatment and referral of people using or affected by the range of alcohol and other drugs. The aim is to reduce the harms associated with substance misuse in the Barkly region.
(08) 8962 4386Level 1, Matt Glynn Building, 172 Patterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Anyinginyi Alcohol AftercareProvides counselling and support services for Aboriginal clients with alcohol related issues.(08) 8962 2028 
BRADAAGAn alcohol and other drug residential and day program for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients. This service also manages the sobering up shelter.(08) 8962 1912 
Tennant Creek Hospital

The Tennant Creek Hospital can provide medical supervision and monitoring of patients withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs. Within the hospital, patients will be provided the care and support needed to safely withdraw from licit and illicit substances.

The hospital is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

(08) 8962 4399 Building 9 North, Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810

Alice Springs and Central Australia

Name What they do Phone Address
Alcohol and other Drugs Services Central Australia (ADSCA)

ADSCA provides a non-residential counselling service, home detoxification services, community development and nationally accredited training courses. 

The service offers specialised assessment, treatment and referral of people using or affected by the range of alcohol and other drugs. The aim of the service is to reduce the harms associated with substance misuse in Central Australia.

(08) 8951 7580 2 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Alice Springs Hospital Grounds, Alice Springs.
Alice Springs Hospital

The Alice Springs Hospital can provide medical supervision and monitoring of patients withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs.

Within the hospital environment, patients will be provided the care and support needed to safely withdraw from licit and illicit substances.

The hospital is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

(08) 8951 7777 Gap Road, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Bush Mob Bush Mob is a residential rehabilitation program for clients aged 12 to 18 years. It addresses alcohol, other drug and volatile substance issues, as well as providing an outreach counselling support, life skills education, support and case management. (08) 8953 3798 4 Schwartz Crescent, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU) CAAAPU provides outreach services to substance abuse sufferers in the Alice Springs area. It also provides a residential treatment service with individual and group counselling. This service also provides an after-care program and primarily treats alcohol-related issues for Aboriginal clients. (08) 8955 5336 Lot 290 Ragonesi Road, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress This service provides comprehensive healthcare for Aboriginal people, which includes medical, dental, welfare, family support, health promotion, referral services and counselling. (08) 8951 4444 25 Gap Road, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA) DASA is a community-based treatment organisation that provides services for people using or affected by alcohol or other drugs. Services include detoxification and counselling. (08) 8952 8412 4 Schwartz Crescent, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Holyoake Alice Springs Holyoake provides therapeutic group-based education and treatment programs for adults and children that are directly or indirectly affected by alcohol and other drugs use. (08) 8952 8412 21 Newland Road, corner Musgrave Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Tangentyere Council Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as 'town camps' in Alice Springs. The council runs a range of family and youth services, a night patrol, day patrol and youth patrol, a research hub, an art centre, an aged and community care program, a community banking facility and five not-for-profit enterprises. (08) 8951 4222 3 Kidman Street, Alice Springs, NT 0870

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Last updated: 27 June 2017