Alcohol & Other Drugs Health Services
Substance abuse or misuse is defined as the continued misuse of any mind-altering substance that severely affects a person’s physical and mental health, social functioning and responsibilities.
Alcohol dependence is the most common form of substance misuse, but any drug, including heroin, cocaine, ice and cannabis, comes into this category, as does the misuse of prescription medications, solvents and aerosols.
A range of services is available for people experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use, including detox and withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation, psychosocial therapies (individual and group therapy programs) and pharmacotherapy.
For guidance or more information please speak to your GP or a Health Professional.
See Northern Sydney Alcohol & Other Drugs Services & Resources listed below.
|Location:||414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010|
|Phone:||Phone: 02 9206 2000 / Freecall: 1800 063 060|
ACON are a New South Wales based health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health that includes free Alcohol and Other Drugs counselling via face to face, telephone or video.
|Name:||Kedesh Rehabilitation Services|
|Location:||Balgowlah NSW 2093|
Kedesh provides residential rehabilitation programs designed to address the psychological aspects of addiction and are based on the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Treatment involves individual counselling, case management, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups and activities.
|Location:||24 Olga Street, Chatswood NSW|
|Phone:||1800 397 739|
Odyssey House provides non-residential rehabilitation services to clients who are adults with alcohol and other drug dependencies and co-morbid conditions including chronic health, behavioural and psychological issues. Services include individual and group counselling, care coordination and aftercare support.
Direct referral – (02) 9281 5144,
|Location:||50 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601|
Facts and resources about Drugs & Alcohol for Students, Teachers and Parents. Online service only.
|Name:||Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre|
|Location:||91 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095|
|Phone:||02 9977 0711|
SDECC is a Not for Profit, charitable organisation which specialises in providing free counselling and support for young people aged 14 -25 with problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and any associated mental health issues. SDECC works within a family inclusive, trauma informed framework offering individual counselling and group programs.