Alcohol and other Drug Services

MPHN commissions a number of alcohol and other drug (AOD) services throughout the region.

Services for young people

MPHN funds specialist AOD workers in headspace Wagga and headspace Griffith to offer counselling for young people accessing headspace centres who are struggling with substance abuse issues.

For referrals please contact:

headspace Wagga – 02 6923 3170 or visit headspace Wagga

headspace Griffith – 02 6962 3277 or visit headspace Griffith

Services for pregnant women and new mothers

The Women’s Wellness and Recovery program is provided by Calvary Healthcare Riverina. The service provides high intensity AOD services to pregnant women and women who have young children, who are struggling with substance abuse. The service is non-residential allowing mothers to maintain their bond with their family and support networks.

Referrals are open to anyone, including self-referrals, by contacting Calvary Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre on 02 6932 6800 or by visiting www.calvarycare.org.au

Work It Out

This program provides AOD intervention services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are at risk of losing employment, or have difficulty gaining employment, or at risk of dropping out of education due to substance abuse problems. The provider works with employment agencies, education providers and Aboriginal community services to identify people who are at risk.

AOD Enhancement (Pre and Post Treatment Service)

This program provides counselling and support services for people who are waiting to access AOD treatment, and also for people who have recently been discharged from AOD services.

Both AOD Enhancement and Work It Out programs are provided by Pathways Murrumbidgee. For referrals please contact Pathways Murrumbidgee on 02 6971 7330 or visit www.directionshealth.com