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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drugs

CatholicCare’s Alcohol and Other Drugs programs support individuals affected by drug and substance abuse work towards healthier lifestyles.

Connected Recovery

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Connected Recovery Program is a free and confidential service covering Taree, Forster and Gloucester. This program aims to address the impact of alcohol and other drugs (in particular, methamphetamines) on individuals, their families, and communities.

Services provided through the Program include:

  • Telephone support
  • Case management
  • Counselling
  • Care coordination
  • Group programs
  • Smart recovery groups

Who we help

Connected Recovery focuses on working alongside individuals aged 16+ years, who are experiencing drug and alcohol issues, substance misuse and mental illness.

For more information, view our flyer.

How to access this service

People can directly self-refer by calling us on (02) 6538 5900 or can be referred by other services including mental health, corrective services, child protection and general practitioners. You can also complete our online referral form.

For more information, please email AODconnectedrecovery@catholiccare.org.au.

 

Aboriginal Transitional Care

Our Transitional Care Program provides twelve weeks of psychosocial support, specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are leaving corrections and residential rehab facilities. This program aims to assist these individuals to transition back into the community successfully.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are exiting from custodial or residential treatment facilities have some of the highest rates of relapse. The Transitional Care Program assists people by supporting them through the change and reintegration process.

This program provides pre-release and community-based drug and alcohol care coordination support to people in the program. The service engages participants in a respectful, culturally appropriate manner to assist them with their treatment at varying stages, whether it be abstaining from drugs and/or alcohol, managing mental health, or taking care of their wellbeing.

Who we help

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18-65 years, who are exiting corrective services or a residential rehabilitation facility.

For more information, view our flyer.

How to access this service

Referrals can be made by Corrective or Residential Treatment Services by calling (2) 6539 5900 between the hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday to Friday or completing the online referral form.

For more information, please email AODTCC@catholiccare.org.au.

 

 

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