Drug and alcohol

Our aim is to reduce the harm associated with drugs and alcohol, with a focus on limiting methamphetamine use in the community.

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is a key priority area for COORDINARE. Read our Reducing the harm associated with drugs and alcohol statement for more information.

Pathways to Recovery - Bega, Eurobodalla, Goulburn and Monaro - Directions Health Services

These programs are designed to build capacity to support and treat people in our region who may be impacted by alcohol, methamphetamines and other drug use. These services have a focus on vulnerable communities, families and young people who have been impacted by alcohol, drugs and other addictions. For more information, click here

Community brokerage alcohol and other drugs program for women and children – Waminda South Coast Women's Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation as the lead agency

Waminda, in partnership with the other ACCHOs on the South Coast, provides wrap-around, holistic services for Aboriginal women who are experiencing alcohol and other drug addictions. The brokerage program also leverages other services and supports that assist women to reduce the harm associated with substance misuse and improve their social and health outcomes. For more information, click here. You can also visit our Aboriginal health page.

Linked - Yass Aboriginal Youth Program - Marathon Health

This service provides care coordination for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who seek assistance in negotiating care from a range of health and community providers. Visit the Marathon Health website here.

Mudjilali Aboriginal Men’s Group - Lives Lived Well

The focus of this program is to provide peer support through offering informal group activities to build leadership, a sense of identity and empowerment for Aboriginal men of all ages. Click here or watch this video to learn more, or visit our Aboriginal Health page for further information.

Shoalhaven Bridge Program – Salvation Army

This program provides non-residential treatment and support for individuals and their families. Services involve individual case management, or group support programs and education. Visit the Salvation Army website to find out more.

For more information on how commissioning works, click here.

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline - 1800 250 015

The National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline is a 24-hour service available for people seeking help for alcohol and/or other drug-related addictions.

Counselling Online - 1800 422 599 (regional NSW number)

Counselling Online offers free 24/7 drug and alcohol counselling with a professional, both online and over the phone. Hotline numbers vary according to the state / region. 

Family Drug Support - 1300 368 186

Family Drug Support (FDS) is a national service for families dealing with drug and alcohol. FDS provides a toll free, 24/7 telephone support line, as well as support groups, education programs, counselling and bereavement services for families.

ACON substance support counselling - 1800 063 060 (regional NSW number)

ACON offers free short-term counselling over Skype (up to 12 sessions) for LGBTIQ+ people and people with HIV across regional NSW in relation to substance use. 

Below is a lift of useful resources for those needing further information on drug and alcohol: