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18. Community support services

ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFORMATION SERVICES

Listed below are organisations which can provide information about drug and alcohol services.

Government drug and alcohol authorities

New South Wales

Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alcohol (CEIDA)

Private Mail Bag No. 6
Post Office
Rozelle NSW 2039
Telephone (02) 818 5222, (02) 818 0444
Fax (02) 818 0441

Victoria

Victorian Drug Strategy Section

Department of Health and Community Services
555 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic. 3000
Telephone (03) 616 8023
Fax (03) 616 7584

Queensland

Director

Alcohol and Drug Branch
Queensland Health
GPO Box 48
Brisbane Qld 4001
Telephone (07) 234 1139
Fax (07) 234 1699

Western Australia

Director

Western Australia Alcohol and Drug Authority
Carrellis Centre
7 Field Street
Mt Lawley WA 6050
Telephone (09) 370 0333
Fax (09) 272 6605
South Australia

Chief Executive Officer

Drug and Alcohol Services Council
South Australian Health Commission
161 Greenhill Road
Parkside SA 5063
Telephone (08) 274 3333
Fax (08) 373 0749

Tasmania

Secretary

Alcohol and Drug State Advisory Unit
Department of Community and Health Services
GPO Box 125B
Hobart Tas. 7001
Telephone (002) 336 221
Fax (002) 238 931

Northern Territory

Director

Alcohol and Other Drugs Program
3rd Floor
Health House
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Telephone (089) 892 691
Fax (089) 892 700

Australian Capital Territory

Director

Alcohol and Drug Service
ACT Health
Cnr Moore and Alinga Streets
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone (06) 205 1323

Fax (06) 205 0951

Assistant Secretary

Drugs of Dependence Branch

Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health

GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone (06) 289 7025
Fax (06) 289 8456

New Zealand

Director

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand

PO Box 5023
Wellington
Telephone (04) 472 0997
Fax (04) 473 0890.

STATE AND TERRITORY TELEPHONE COUNSELLING SERVICES




State              Organisation              Telephone



New South Wales    Alcohol and Drug

                   Information Service       (02) 331 2111



                                             008 422 599*



Victoria    Direct Line - Drug Information

                          Service             (03) 416 1818



            Referral and Counselling          008 136 385*



Queensland           Alcohol and Drug

                     Information Service      (07) 236 2414

                                               008 117 833*



Western             Alcohol and Drug

Australia           Information Service        (09) 421 1900

                                                008 198 024*



South Australia     Drug and Alcohol

                    Services Council            (08) 274 3333

                                                 008 182 118*



Tasmania            Alcohol and Drug

                    Information Service         (002) 282 880

                                                 008 811 994*



Northern Territory

  Darwin            Alcohol and Drug

                    Information Service         (089) 818 030

  Alice Springs     Drug and Alcohol Service

                    Association                 (089) 528 412



Australian Capital  Alcohol and Drug

Territory           Information Service         (06) 205 4545




* free non-metropolitan call

ABORIGINAL SERVICES




State              Organisation                   Telephone/Fax



New South Wales    Aboriginal Medical Service    (02) 699 2493

                                                 (02) 319 5823

                                                 (02) 699 8891

                                                 (02) 319 3345 (fax)



Victoria           Koorie Health Unit            (03) 616 8045



Queensland         Aboriginal and

                   Islander Community             (07) 393 0055

                   Health Service                 (07) 391 6169 (fax)



Western Australia  Noongar Alcohol and

                   Substance Abuse                (09) 227 8102

                   Service Inc. (NASAS)           (09) 227 1587 (fax)



                   Aboriginal Medical

                   Service of WA Inc.             (09) 328 3888

                                                  (09) 328 3285



South Australia    Aboriginal Recreation

                   Health Service                 (08) 223 5011

                                                  (08) 232 0949 (fax)



                   Aboriginal Home Care Program   (08) 232 1513

                                                  (08) 232 0949 (fax)



                   Aboriginal Sobriety Group      (08) 223 4204

                   Incorporated

                                                  (08) 232 0949 (fax)



Tasmania           Tasmanian Aboriginal

                   Centre Incorporated            (002) 348 311

                                                  (002) 311 348 (fax)



Northern Territory



  Darwin           Community Drug and

                   Alcohol Services               (089) 818 030

                                                  (089) 818 456 (fax)

  Alice Springs    Central Australian

                   Aboriginal Congress            (089) 523 377

                                                  (089) 530 350



Australian Capital Winnunga Nimmityjah             (06) 249 7555

Territory          - Aboriginal Health

                   Clinic and Health Services

                   ACT Inc.



SELF-HELP GROUPS



Alcoholics Anonymous

Established in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):

NA structure and services

Although there is no formal organisation within NA, service boards and committees are formed by and for the groups which comprise the NA service structure. Various service committees perform services for the groups, larger areas and regions. NA is guided in all its activities by Twelve Traditions.

NA members perform volunteer services which make possible many activities of NA such as arranging meeting places, answering telephones, special meetings in hospitals and institutions and providing information about NA to the public. All of this helps us to achieve our primary purpose besides 'staying clean' and that is to carry the message of recovery. NA does not provide education, counselling, drug-related research, detoxification, psychiatric or medical diagnosis.

Spirituality of the Narcotics Anonymous Program

Our fellowship is based on spiritual principles, not on any particular religious philosophy. The spiritual aspect of NA has been found to be of utmost importance to ongoing recovery and every member is encouraged to find his or her own interpretation of a power greater than themselves. The Twelve Steps are the basis of our personal recovery.

The anonymity of members
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

This tradition ensures that one member's personal opinion, identity and circumstances are never held in higher esteem than the program as a whole. The principle of anonymity protects our groups and members, and allows us to carry the message of recovery to addicts. NA's Twelve Traditions are the foundation which allows every member an equal chance for recovery and ensures the unity of our fellowship.

Narcotics Anonymous Telephone numbers

New South Wales

Sydney (02) 212 3444
North West Central (043) 25 0524
Wollongong (042) 722 398
Hunter Valley (049) 696 767

Victoria

Melbourne (03) 417 6472

Queensland

Brisbane (07) 391 5045

Western Australia

Perth (09) 227 8361

South Australia

Adelaide (08) 231 4233

Tasmania

Hobart (002) 348 087

Northern Territory

Darwin (089) 817 509

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra (06) 288 0835

Narcotics Anonymous Addresses

Narcotics Anonymous

PO Box 1376
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Aotearoa New Zealand Region of Narcotics Anonymous

PO Box 6826
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1
Aotearoa New Zealand

Smoking cessation

Stop Smoking Information counselling programs


New South Wales Quit for Life Campaign (02) 818 5222

Quit Now Programme (02) 747 5655
Quit Smoking Centre (02) 977 5200

Victoria Quit Line 11 538

Direct line (counselling) (03) 416 1818

Queensland Alcohol and Drug Information Service (008) 177 833

Western Australia Heart Foundation Stop Smoking Course (09) 388 3343

South Australia Quit Line 11 538

Tasmania Alcohol and Drug Service

    (Southern Region) Hobart    (002) 784 111
    
    
        (Northern Region) Launceston    (003) 327 167
    
    
        (Northwest Region) Ulverstone    (004) 255 511
    
    
    

Northern Territory Health Promotion Unit (089) 227 370

Anywhere in NT (008) 019 124

Australian Capital Quit Now (06) 249 6822

Territory Quit Smoking (06) 282 3452
(06) 285 3070


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