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    Rehabilitation – Drug & Alcohol

    If you’re aged over 18 years and would like help to recover from problems with alcohol or drugs, we can help with a live-in detox program and six live-in recovery services.

    Illicit Drug & Alcohol Detox Centre – South Brisbane

    We offer a live-in detox centre for men over 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and who want help to stop using drugs and alcohol. This detox program is ideal for you if you have a low to moderate dependency, with the program usually taking around a week to complete.

    Smoking is permitted in this detox program.

    Services include:

    • Assessment on arrival
    • Medically supervised detox run by registered nurses
    • Meals and accommodation
    • Advice about further recovery options, such as our residential recovery centres (see below)
    • Information about harm and relapse prevention
    • Follow up call

    Location

    South Brisbane

    Located within the South Brisbane Homeless Men’s Hostel

    Phone: (07) 3032 8917

    Service hours: 24 hour service

    Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm

    Beds: 4

    Costs & eligibility

    There is no cost for our detox service for men over the age of 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, who have a low to moderate dependency on drugs or alcohol. This program is funded by Queensland Health.

    Referrals

    We accept direct applications or referrals by family, community services or health professionals. Call us on 1800 Vinnies (1800 846 643).

    Drug & Alcohol Residential Recovery Service

    Our six residential services offer a structured program designed to help you recover from the effects of your dependence on drugs and alcohol. The 12-week program is based on your needs and aims to help you develop practical strategies to live your life free of drugs and alcohol.

    To enter the service you will need to have stopped taking drugs and drinking alcohol, and in some cases you will also need to have successfully completed a detox program.

    The program will also help you address issues including family relationships, employment, mental health, or health issues.

    On entering the residential service you will:

    • Move into a share house with people in a similar situation
    • Take part in group sessions covering drug and alcohol dependent behaviour, thoughts and triggers, relapse prevention and making lifestyle changes
    • Share responsibility for cooking and cleaning
    • Take responsibility for keeping your space tidy, and for your grooming and medication
    • Enjoy group social, recreational and exercise activities
    • Get help to access other services and support groups such as individual counselling, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
    • Learn about goal setting, budgeting, coping strategies and other life skills
    • Receive counselling about relationships, grief, addiction or gambling
    • Access optional support for when you complete the program.

    Our services are staffed by experienced teams who provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for your recovery.

    Costs & eligibility

    Our services are available for men and women over the age of 18, although some houses are for men only or women only. You will be asked to contribute 80% of your JobSeeker payment (or equivalent) for your accommodation, meals and services. If you are not receiving Centrelink benefits, the cost is around $200 per week.

    Our Locations:

    Brisbane

    The Haven, Woolloongabba – Men only

    Service hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4.00pm
    Rooms: 5
    Costs: $175 per week, which can be paid by Centrepay or direct debit
    Phone: 07 3035 6600
    Lucinda House, Taringa – Women only

    Service hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4.00pm
    Rooms: 5
    Costs: $175 per week, which can be paid by Centrepay or direct debit
    Phone: 07 3213 2400

    Ipswich Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre (IARC) – Men only

    Service hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4pm
    Rooms: 5
    Costs: $175 per week, which can be paid by Centrepay or direct debit
    Phone: 07 3813 4700

    North Queensland

    Townsville – Men & Women
    Service hours: 24 hour service
    Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm
    Beds: 16
    Costs: 80% of your JobSeeker payment
    Phone: 07 4417 4501 

     

     

     

     

    Mackay – Men & Women
    Service hours: 24 hour service
    Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm
    Beds: 10
    Costs: 80% of your JobSeeker payment
    Phone: 07 4957 9500Next Steps:
    Continuing Care: The Continuing Care Program is designed to assist any person within the community who is in need of assistance prior to entering the Residential program and/or on leaving the program. This service provides continuing assistance and referrals to program participants, their family or carers to gain support and assistance in their quest for recovery.

    Cairns – Men & Women

    Service hours: 24 hour service
    Office hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4pm
    Beds: 15
    Costs: 80% of your JobSeeker payment
    Next Steps:
    Continuing Care: The Continuing Care Program is designed to assist any person within the community who is in need of assistance prior to entering the Residential program and/or on leaving the program. This service provides continuing assistance and referrals to program participants, their family or carers to gain support and assistance in their quest for recovery.
    Family Support: An extension to the Cairns DARRS service, the Family Support program is designed to assist any family member or significant other of persons struggling with addiction of any type. This service will assist with referrals to relevant support services, information and connections to assist and support in the care of that person. Cairns DARRS clients and their families will have direct access to this Family Support service.
    Phone: 07 4036 5350

    Next Steps

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