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Alcohol and Other Drugs Services (AoDS)

Mainstream services

Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) has commissioned Lives Lived Well and QuIHN, two well established mainstream local organisations, to provide specialist drug and alcohol treatment and support services in the Gold Coast region. 

The northern part of the Gold Coast was strongly identified through the GCPHN Needs Assessment as an underserviced area, and it is exciting that we can support greater access to treatment for this part of the community through an outreach model, with a service hub in Nerang and colocation across the northern region.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service

Krurungal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Welfare, Resource and Housing is funded to deliver a community alcohol and other drug treatment support service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community across the Gold Coast.

Alcohol and other drugs support workers will provide culturally appropriate one-on-one support, referrals, education and case management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who seek support for their drug and/or alcohol issues. Krurungal works closely with AOD professionals at Kalwun Health Service who will be providing the clinical support for the individual.

The service will enhance and better integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AOD services at a local level and is closely connected with other services including Indigenous service providers, AOD treatment and health services, suicide prevention programs and mental health services.  

How to access these services

  • People can self-refer by contacting the service of their choice.
  • Health professionals including GPs, community organisations and mental health services can refer into these services by contacting the service of their choice.
Referrals can be made through calling or emailing the services listed in the 'Commissioned Services' tab below.    

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