Alcohol and Drug Services – Statewide Mental Health Services
Alcohol and Drug Services is a statewide service that provides treatment to individuals and their families for alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues and programs include:
- intake and assessment
- case management and coordination of care
- withdrawal management
- relapse prevention
- secondary consultation
- brief intervention
- counselling, group work and therapy
- health promotion information and community education.
The Community Team provides counselling and therapy to individuals and their families or carers to assist with alcohol and other drug issues. Families and carers are able to receive counselling and support even if their loved one is not receiving treatment from the service.
Inpatient Withdrawal treatment service is a statewide service delivered in the south of the state at St Johns Park, New Town. The service supports all regions of the state with transport options available. The support unit is a nine bed facility that provides a planned medically supervised withdrawal from alcohol and/or other drugs.
Pharmacotherapy program is a treatment service for opiate dependence. Replacement therapy for opiates is supported by doctors and case managers and provided in all three regions of Tasmania.
Smoking Cessation Program provides education and support to other health professionals to assist consumers to help them quit and support is also provided to patients in hospital settings.
Alcohol and Drug Services locations:
North 13 Mulgrave Street, Launceston
North West 11 Grove Street, Ulverstone
South St Johns Park, New Town
Hours of service are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. To make an appointment or for more information contact 1300 139 641.
Referrals can be made by you, family members, friends, your doctor (GP) or another service or health professional (eg psychologist, counsellor).
The Salvation Army – Family Engagement Program
People who are supporting someone with a substance use issue report feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted by the situation they are in. It can be hard to know how to support your loved one and even harder to know how to support yourself.
The Bridge Treatment & Recovery Services recognises that recovery is optimised when family partners and friends are supported effectively.
The family engagement worker provides drug and alcohol education, personal skill development and general support in private and group settings.
For more information, contact Marie-Clare on 6232 2900, text 0459 601 295 or email