Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan

Gladstone Community Mental Health – Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (AODS)

Address

Gladstone Community Health Service, Flinders Street, West Gladstone QLD, Australia

Intake number

07 4976 3244

Fax number

07 4976 3377

Intake email

AODSGladstone@health.qld.gov.au

Intake opening hours

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

About Gladstone Community Mental Health -AODS

Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (AODS) aims to reduce the harm from alcohol and drug use as well as improve the health and wellbeing of their clients, families, and the community. To achieve this aim, AODS provides a range of treatment services and programs.

Programs

Treatment services – AODS clinicians utilise a range of interventions including screening, opportunistic and brief intervention, assessment, individual treatment planning, case management, individual and group counselling, psychotherapy, and referral for detoxification, residential rehabilitation or other appropriate services.

Opioid Treatment Program – Opioids such as methadone and buprenorphine may be prescribed as a means of keeping opioid dependent people ‘safer’ legally and physically while they work on the appropriate areas of their lives.

Police and Court Drug Diversion Programs – Drug diversion programs provide people who are questioned or arrested in relation to an eligible minor drug offence with the opportunity to divert from the criminal justice system. A qualified health service provider will conduct a combined assessment, education, and counselling session with the person, provide information and advice on the possible health and legal consequences of continued use, and develop a plan to address their drug taking behaviour.

Queensland Needle and Syringe Program (QNSP) – The QNSP aims to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses and injecting related injury and disease among injecting drug users. The Rockhampton NSP provides sterile injecting equipment and safe disposal options for all sharps produced in the community as well as information, education, health referral and support services for people at risk from injecting drug use.

Intake, assessment and referral

Referrals can be made by individuals themselves, family members, friends, GPs, other health professionals, or other services by phoning AODS or emailing/faxing through a referral form. Please contact them via phone or email for the referral form.

Hospital and Health Service Region

Central Queensland

Primary Health Network region

Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast

Age range

18+ years

Treatment type

Harm reduction (e.g. needle and syringe programs), Psychosocial intervention (e.g. counselling), Medication assisted treatment (e.g. opioid substitution therapy)

Medication exclusions

No medication exclusions

Smoking permitted

Yes

Phones permitted

yes

Fees

Free

Close to public transport

Bus stop available outside Gladstone Community Mental health, taxi rank located at adjacent hospital.

Family / children access

Yes

Interpreter access

Yes

Waitlist

Contact service for information