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North West Community Health Centre – Alcohol and Drug Service

Address

49 Corrigan Street, Keperra QLD, Australia

Intake number

1800 177 833

Freecall number

07 3335 8888

Website

https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/hospitals-services/alcohol-and-drug-service

Intake opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

About North West Community Health Centre

Nundah Health Centre forms part of a network of Community Health Centres with in the North Brisbane region with centres also located at:

Programs

Outpatient detox: Outpatient detox is available for people seeking treatment for alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines, benzodiazepines and other substances of dependence.

Outpatient detox is primarily offered at the Biala City Community Health Centre which is open 7 days, however detox assessed by medical staff as low risk is available at Redcliffe and Caboolture.

Detox is provided by a team of doctors and nursing staff who provide daily physical review, usually for 5 -7 days of treatment.

Inpatient detox: The Hospital Alcohol and Drug Service (HADS) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is a state-wide service providing inpatient withdrawal or stabilisation for people with alcohol and other drug dependency.

Counselling: Experienced and multi-disciplinary teams of psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals will provide counselling therapies and support to people with alcohol and other drug concerns, their families and friends.

Needle and syringes programs (NSP): This program is consistent with the National Drug Strategy’s harm minimisation framework, to reduce the spread of infections such as HIV and hepatitis C among injecting drug users. Services include:

  • sterile injecting equipment
  • education on reducing drug use
  • health information
  • referral to drug treatment, medical care and legal and social services
  • assistance to access take-home naloxone

Opioid replacement therapy (ORT): For people who are dependent on opiates (e.g. heroin, oxycodone and morphine), methadone and buprenorphine are prescribed to replace the opioid substance/s. ORT is highly regulated and clients receiving this treatment will be registered with Medicines, Regulation and Quality (MRQ) in Queensland Health.

Acceptance into ORT requires thorough assessment by medical staff and certain conditions apply.

Group therapy programs: A variety of group therapy programs are offered. Group therapy compliments individual treatment plans. Groups assisting with detoxification, preparing for change and building support networks are currently available. Your case worker will discuss the various group therapy options with you as you plan your treatment.

Other Services:

  • Hospital consultation liaison services
  • Dual diagnosis consultant
  • Diversion services

Intake, assessment and referral

Self-referral to this service are welcome along with referrals from family, community services and health professionals. For referrals to any Queensland Health Service location, contact Alochol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)  on 1800 177 833 (24/7). 

ADIS counsellors will collect basic details to determine service eligibility and then recommend treatment options and assist with appointment scheduling.

Additional information

Clean Needle Helpline: 1800 633 353 (for support or more information about clean needles and syringes)

Hospital and Health Service Region

Metro North

Primary Health Network region

Brisbane North

Age range eligibility

12 – 17 years, 18 – 25 years

Treatment type

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

Smoking permitted

No

Phones permitted

yes

Fees

Free

Close to public transport

Yes (750 meters from Keperra train station)

Family / children access

Yes

Waitlist

Contact service for information