Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drug Support
This service provides intensive and culturally responsive support, clinical services, and holistic wrap around care to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people impacted by alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues.
The Aboriginal AOD service is delivered as part of the Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership (AMIP), an initiative aimed at helping improve access to services for Aboriginal people affected by methamphetamine and other drugs.
Working in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), the service provides assertive outreach and treatment to people who identify as Aboriginal and who are seeking assistance for AOD use. There is also capacity to provide education, counselling, care and recovery coordination and support to individuals, families and community members to build their capacity and resilience to manage ice and other AOD-related issues. This service is also able to streamline access to more intensive services where required.
Any person who identify themselves as Aboriginal, and is experiencing problematic alcohol and drug use. Aboriginal family members and carers or people affected by addiction are also welcome to access this service.
Referrals can be submitted by contacting intake during business hours (Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm) on 1800 778 278.
Variable, determined on case-by-case basis
Varies depending on program and volumes of requests.