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.
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.
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:
- from Alcoholics Anonymous
- from the Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council
- quit smoking
- recover from an addiction.
- Community alcohol restrictions
- Mental health support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Stay safe with alcohol
- Understand more about the different types of drugs.