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The Drug & Alcohol program aims to help facilitate personal change through support, personal insight, self and community awareness, and to provide education on addiction and addictive behaviours. We provide an Aboriginal specific Drug & Alcohol program with support for pre & post detoxification, recovery and rehabilitation. Services are provided locally and are free of charge.
The Drug & Alcohol team provides ….
· Referral and advocacy
· Male and female case workers to support Aboriginal people and their families
· Local weekly support groups
· Education and information
· Culturally appropriate support
· Support though ALL aspects of recovery
A social and emotional wellbeing worker is employed to assist clients who may have drug and alcohol or mental health issues into accessing mainstream services.
The service is holistic – helping Aboriginal people to access the various different services they need to make their lives healthier and stronger. For example, to beat an addiction a person would need to access a range of services including a support worker, a dietician to make healthier choices, counselling, a psychologist, GP services or a Bringing Them Home worker.
We help people to change their behaviour through improved self-esteem and empowerment and focus on issues such as anger management, assertiveness, personal development, cultural awareness and social re-integration.
The Drug & Alcohol Team consists of the Program Coordinator and four Drug & Alcohol Workers. The service covers a large geographical area including the communities of Narrandera, Leeton, Darlington Point, Hay, Hillston, Lake Cargelligo/Murrin Bridge and Griffith. Transport and home visits may be available.
The service aims to make the whole Aboriginal community stronger by supporting individuals to become healthier and change addictive behaviour, which in turn means their families are also healthier and happier.