Drug & Alcohol Services

Drug & Alcohol Services

Help to overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol

If you’re aged over 18 years and would like help to recover from problems with alcohol or drugs, we can help with a live-in detox program and six live-in recovery services.


Illicit Drug & Alcohol Detox Centre – South Brisbane

We offer a live-in detox centre for men over 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and who want help to stop using drugs and alcohol. This detox program is ideal for you if you have a low to moderate dependency, with the program usually taking around a week to complete.

Smoking is permitted in this detox program.

Services include:

  • Assessment on arrival
  • Medically supervised detox run by registered nurses
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Advice about further recovery options, such as our residential recovery centres (see below)
  • Information about harm and relapse prevention
  • Follow up call

Our locations

South Brisbane
Located within the South Brisbane Homeless Men’s Hostel

Smoking is permitted in this detox program
(07) 3028 4350

Service hours: 24 hour service
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Beds:
4

Costs & eligibility:
There is no cost for our detox services for men over the age of 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, who have a low to moderate dependency on drugs or alcohol. This program is funded by Queensland Health.

Referrals:
We accept referrals by you or by others including family, community services or health professionals. Call us on 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273) or use our online referral form.


Drug & Alcohol Residential Recovery Service

Our six residential services offer a structured program designed to help you recover from the effects of your addiction to drugs and alcohol. The length of the program is based on your need, with the goal being to help you develop practical strategies to live your life free of drugs and alcohol.

To enter the service you will need to have stopped taking drugs and drinking alcohol, and in some cases you will also need to have successfully completed a detox program.

The program will also help you address issues related to your addiction, for example family relationships, work, mental health or health issues.

On entering the residential service you will:

  • Move into a share house with people in a similar situation
  • Take part in group sessions covering addictive behaviour, thoughts and triggers, relapse prevention and making lifestyle changes
  • Share responsibility for cooking and cleaning
  • Take responsibility for keeping your space tidy, and for your grooming and medication
  • Enjoy group social and exercise activities
  • Get help to access other services such as individual counselling, alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous and recreation activities
  • Learn about goal setting, budgeting, coping strategies and other life skills
  • Receive counselling about relationships, grief, addiction or gambling
  • Access optional support for when you move out of the centre

Our services are staffed by a team of experienced people who provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Costs & eligibility
Our services are available for men and women over the age of 18, although some houses are for men only or women only. You will be asked to contribute 80% of your Newstart Allowance (or equivalent) for your accommodation, meals and services. If you are not receiving Centrelink benefits, the cost is around $200 per week.

Our locations

Brisbane

The Haven, Cooparoo – Men only

We assess all applicants for suitability with an initial assessment over the phone and a comprehensive assessment face to face. You may be placed on a waitlist and be asked to keep in contact while waiting for a vacancy. 

Service hours: Monday to Friday, 6am to 2.30pm

Rooms: 5

Costs: $175 per week, which can be paid by Centrepay or direct debit

Next Steps:

Call (07) 3028 9192 to begin the assessment process

Call the centre

Lucinda House, Taringa – Women only

We assess all applicants for suitability with an initial assessment over the phone and a comprehensive assessment face to face. You may be placed on a waitlist and be asked to keep in contact while waiting for a vacancy. 

Service hours: Monday to Friday, 6am to 2.30pm

Rooms: 5

Costs: $175 per week, which can be paid by Centrepay or direct debit

Next Steps:

Call (07) 3028 9194 to begin the assessment process

Call the centre

Ipswich Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre (IARC) – Men only

We assess all applicants for suitability with an initial assessment over the phone and a comprehensive assessment face to face. You may be placed on a waitlist and be asked to keep in contact while waiting for a vacancy. 

Service hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4pm

Rooms: 5

Costs: $175 per week, which can be paid by Centrepay or direct debit

Next Steps:

Call (07) 3432 6070 to begin the assessment process

Call the centre

North Queensland

Townsville – Men & Women

Service hours: 24 hour service

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Beds: 16

Costs: 80% of your Newstart Allowance (or equivalent)

Next Steps:

Call (07) 4729 5380 or submit an online referral.

Call the centre

Mackay – Men & Women

Service hours: 24 hour service

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Beds: 10

Costs: 80% of your Newstart Allowance (or equivalent)

Next Steps:

Call (07) 4961 8670 or submit an online referral.

Call the centre

Cairns – Men & Women

Service hours: 24 hour service

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4pm

Beds: 15

Costs: 80% of your Newstart Allowance (or equivalent)

Next Steps:

Call (07) 4040 6180 or submit an online referral.

Continuing Care: Toward the end of your stay at the residential service you will be transitioned to our continuing care service, which includes regular meetings with a support worker after you leave, and group activities within the community. We also link you with community services that can help you with transport, housing and job opportunities. There are no costs for this service.

Family Support: Your family can also access support both during your stay in the residential service and while you are receiving continuing care support.  The family support worker advocates for your family, as a group or with individuals, to address issues and improve communication within the family unit. There are no costs for this service.

Call the centre


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