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


North Ward Health Campus 35-43 Gregory Street, North Ward QLD 4810

Intake number

07 4433 9600

Freecall number

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

Fax number

07 4433 9641



Intake opening hours

Monday to 8am - 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.


  • Intake, assessment and counselling
  • Opiate treatment program
  • Health promotion
  • Needle-and-syringe program

Intake, assessment and referral

Community members who are looking for assistance are encouraged to contact the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (ATODS). This can be done by individuals and/or family by self-presenting to the North Ward Health Campus Monday to Thursday at 9am and 1pm. Friday 9am only. The initial consultation will take about half an hour.

Following attendance at an intake session, clients may be offered full assessment and ongoing treatment services across the different facilities.

ATODS will also accept referrals from other services such as general practitioners, education services and other agencies. The ATODS Referral Form can be downloaded via HealthPathways and forwarded to the identified email contact. As we provide a voluntary service, we require consent from the individual when making the referral. All referrals and presentations are discussed daily at the multidisciplinary intake meeting and allocated to the appropriate team for follow up.

Hospital and Health Service Region


Primary Health Network region

Northern Queensland

Age range

18+ years, 12 – 17 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


Phones permitted



Free with Medicare Card

Close to public transport


Family / children access



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