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Townsville Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (ATODS) – Vincent Health Campus


190 Palmerston St, Vincent QLD 4814, Australia

Intake number

07 4433 9600

Freecall number

1800 177 833 (Adis 24/7 free and confidential AOD information service)



Intake opening hours

Monday to 7:30am - 4:30pm

About Townsville Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (ATODS)

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (ATODS) is located at the North Ward Health Campus and the Vincent Health Campus. ATODS provide a range of services including intake and assessment, outpatient (ambulatory) withdrawal, opiate substitution program, Diversionary and Recovery Team (DART), counselling and assessment for youth and adults, health promotion, needle and syringe program and culturally appropriate support and stakeholder engagement. The ATODS service also builds capacity for external stakeholders to develop harm-reduction programs and interventions to reduce the harms associated with substance misuse through continuing professional development into the provision of evidence-based services for individual clients.


  • Withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs – this service is an ambulatory service that provides assistance, support and interventions to individuals, families and communities for management of withdrawal from substances. Individuals wishing to access this service can self-present to Intake at North Ward campus for initial assessment.
  • Induction to the opiate substitute program – this a program that individuals are commenced on when they wish to manage their opiate addiction. Individuals wishing to access this program should self-present to North Ward Health Campus for an initial assessment. The withdrawal team will need to complete an eligibility assessment with the individual to determine if they will suit the program before commencing treatment.
  • Youth team – The ATODS youth service works with youth aged from 8 to 25 years in collaboration with other Townsville youth service providers. Young people with substance issues can present to North Ward intake service and complete an intake assessment. The ATODS Referral Form can be forwarded to the identified email contact.
  • Diversionary and Recovery Team (DART) – supports clients who have or may have judicial offences associated with their substance use. They also support individual who are directed by probation and parole services. DART provides a culturally sensitive program for clients who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander. Individuals wishing to access this service can self-present to Intake at North Ward campus for initial assessment.

Intake, assessment and referral

ATODS at the Vincent Health Campus does not accept referrals or walk-ins. To access their services, please present yourself to North Ward Health Campus for appointment and/or intake. 

Hospital and Health Service Region


Primary Health Network region

Northern Queensland

Treatment type

Psychosocial intervention (e.g. counselling), Medication assisted treatment (e.g. opioid substitution therapy), Withdrawal management (detoxification)

Smoking permitted


Phones permitted



Free with Medicare Card

Family / children access