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Specialist Alcohol Outpatient Detox Program

Gold Coast Health’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (AODS) is now providing specialist alcohol outpatient detox in the community as part of its existing comprehensive medical, psychological and support services.

Outpatient detox through AODS includes:

  • early intervention and support 
  • comprehensive assessment as part of the detox plan
  • outpatient detox via daily local clinic appointments (Monday–Friday)
  • follow up treatment post detox
  • GP support

Benefits
Outpatient detox is a flexible and cost effective program that promotes strong links between local health and other community services.
Through our friendly team, AODS can provide a confidential, patient focussed, easily accessible service that will cause minimal disruption to patients who remain in their own home during treatment. 

It can be accessed at both our Southport and Palm Beach clinics.

Identifying patients of concern
Do you have a patient who is worried about how much alcohol they drink?

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), developed by the World Health Organisation, is a simple screening tool that identifies early signs of harmful drinking, even where there may be a mild dependence on alcohol.

It is useful to complete the screening tool alongside your patient, to determine if they are suitable for referral to the program.

Contact us
For further information on the specialist alcohol outpatient detox program, or to discuss support options for your patients contact AODS at:

Southport Health Precinct
Level 4, 16-30 High Street, Southport 4215
t: +61 7 5687 9119 f: +61 7 5687 9345
e: AODSCentralGC@health.qld.gov.au

Palm Beach Community Health
9 Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach 4221
t: +61 7 5525 5701 f: +61 7 5525 5780
e: AODSSouthernGC@health.qld.gov.au
 

Suitable for

Patients who are concerned about how much they drink

Target Groups

  • General Public

Services Provided

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Counselling

You can refer your patient to our specialist alcohol outpatient detox program if they: - drink less than 20 standard drinks a day regularly - have no history of alcohol related seizures - reside with a responsible adult - have minimal other health or wellbeing complications

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