Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan

Drug ARM – Ipswich

Address

269 Brisbane Street, Ipswich QLD, Australia

Intake number

07 3620 8880

Intake email

intake@drugarm.com.au

Website

http://drugarm.com.au

Intake opening hours

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

About Drug ARM – Ipswich

Drug ARM is a specialist not-for-profit, non-government organisation that supports people, families and communities to achieve positive transformation through awareness, rehabilitation and management.

The Ipswich team offer alcohol and other drug treatment programs for people who want help to address issues related to their alcohol and other drug use; community information sessions on alcohol and other drugs; support for families who are impacted by another person’s use; family and parenting programs; alcohol and other drug education programs for people in correctional centres or attending community corrections; and outreach services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Programs

Breakthrough for Families Qld

Breakthrough for Families Qld is an information, referral and support program for family members, significant others and loved ones of people who are experiencing alcohol or other drug issues. Our team provide non-judgemental and confidential support to individuals, families and communities. We help family members and significant others to understand alcohol and other drug use, and what they can do to help their loved one. We can also provide strategies to make changes to their own circumstances, implement healthy boundaries and build resilience. Our experienced team can help families and significant others navigate the health system, and connect them to specialist workers and other health services. We also provide regular community information sessions for families on alcohol and other drugs.

Breakthrough Our Way

Breakthrough Our Way is a free program developed by Queensland Aboriginal Islander Health Council in partnership with Apunipima for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families affected by another person’s alcohol or other drug use. Families and community members can attend the information sessions and families can access ongoing support.

Community and Family Support Service

The Community and Family Support Service is a twelve week counselling program for people who want help to address issues related to their own, or a another person’s, alcohol or other drug use. Our team of specialists provide non-judgemental and confidential support through weekly counselling sessions where we work with each person to identify their goals, and provide practical solutions to make progress towards them. Our holistic approach means we help with any issues that might be contributing to, and maintaining, substance use. For people with alcohol and other drug issues, we can help with areas such as relapse prevention, anger management, coping strategies, mental health support and referral to other specialist agencies. We also help family members and significant others to understand alcohol and other drug use, and what they can do to help their loved one. We can also provide strategies to make changes to their own circumstances, implement healthy boundaries and build resilience.

 Creating Options

Creating Options is a twelve week treatment program for people who want help to address issues related to their alcohol or other drug use. Our team of specialists provide non-judgemental and confidential support through weekly counselling sessions and case management. We can help in areas such as relapse prevention, coping strategies, relationship skills, anger management, emotional regulation, mental health, and other life skills support. Creating Options can also help to coordinate care by engaging with existing healthcare and social services providers, or connecting to new providers. Our holistic approach means we help with all of the issues that might be contributing to, and maintaining, alcohol and other drug use. We work with each person to identify their goals, and provide practical solutions to make progress towards them.

Drug and Alcohol Assessment & Referrals

Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral (DAAR) courses are available to defendants who identify substance use as a contributing factor in their offending behaviour but who may not be drug and/or alcohol dependent. During the course, drug and/or alcohol use is assessed, and can then receive counselling and education about the use of drugs and alcohol. If you’re assessed as drug and/or alcohol dependent, the course provider can refer you to more intensive treatment and support. The course is imposed as a condition of a bail or recognisance order.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is a weekly group program assisting any problematic behaviours. Guide by trained professionals, participants come to help themselves and each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques. The focus of the group is on goal setting for achievable plans and concentrating on the present and future.

 Street Outreach Services

Our Street Outreach Services support people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness to access services and achieve their goals. We provide non-judgemental and confidential support through referrals, information and a vital outreach of compassion. Our patrols visit parks, street sides and other accessible areas in the regions where we operate. Latest timetable available on https://vaks.mycommunitydiary.com.au/

 Wise Choices

Wise Choices is a 10 week educational course in Acceptance and Commitment therapy where peers learn to implement acceptance and commitment therapy and better copy with obstacles and challenges in life.

Intake, assessment and referral

Open referrals, anyone can make an appointment.

When you contact drug ARM,  their team will help to match you with a program that fits your objectives, preferences, and the type of issues you are dealing with. Different programs have different approaches and areas of focus, so it’s important for them to engage you with the program that can achieve the best results for you. If you need support outside of what they can offer, they can refer or connect you to other services.

Hospital and Health Service Region

West Moreton

Primary Health Network region

Darling Downs and West Moreton

Age range

16+ years, 12 – 17 years

Treatment type

Psychosocial intervention (e.g. counselling)

Smoking permitted

Yes, Nicotine replacement therapy offered

Phones permitted

yes

Fees

Free

Family / children access

N/A

Waitlist

Yes