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Alcohol and drug support programs

Find ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can improve their health by getting help with their:

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention program (ATOD)

Queensland’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) services aim to prevent drug use and improve the social and emotional wellbeing of communities.

Diversion programs

If your addiction gets you into trouble with the law you may be referred to a diversion program.

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Alcohol and Drug Dependence Services

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Alcohol and Drug Dependence Services (also known as the Jessie Budby Healing Centre) located in Brisbane, offers alcohol and drug education, rehabilitation and counselling services for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Accommodation support

Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services (TAIHS)

TAIHS run alcohol and drug recovery and rehabilitation services for adults and youth through Ferdy's Haven.

Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council

Shanty Creek rehabilitation centre, located in Mareeba, provides residential rehabilitation to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 18 years and over.

Wunjuada Rehabilitation Centre

Cherbourg’s Wunjuada Rehabilitation Centre offers a place to stay for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a substance use rehab program.

Other accommodation for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Get help with finding somewhere to live, including information on emergency accommodation, public housing and rental help.

Other support programs

Use Queensland's find a health service directory to help you find a rehabiltation program, or other support for alcohol and drug problems, in your local area.

The Australian Drug Foundation runs community programs to address alcohol and other drug problems.

Find more information and support to help you:

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