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When addiction takes hold, it can feel like an uphill battle, but you don’t have to face it alone. We recognise the challenges that come with addiction, whether it’s alcohol, gambling, or other drugs. Our directory includes community-led organisations and services that focus on providing addiction support.

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Bridging the Gap – Men’s Resource Centre

Locations: 183 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour

The Men's Resource Centre is a safe space where men can gather and talk, receive counselling, and attend programs. Open from Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm, the centre offers:
  • Free counselling (including specialised trauma counselling)
  • Free psychologist appointments with our qualified psychologist
  • Self help programs such as drugs and alcohol, parenting, cooking on a budget and anger management.

 Website   (02) 5606 2167   Free

Complete Men

Locations: Brunswick Heads

The Complete Men Foundation is a not-for-profit charity providing weekly men's groups in South East Queensland and Northern NSW with an online group for men from other regions. The Foundation offers workshops, individual support and programs for men to engage in, as well as related personal growth activities. The groups offer opportunities for men to connect, share, and seek help with emotional, financial, and relationship challenge.

The Northern NSW Support Group is based in Brunswick Heads.

 Website   Free


Offers support for men based in the ACT who are at risk of homelessness, living with mental health issues, disabilities, perpetrators or survivors of violence, ex-prisoners, socially isolated, having relationship or parenting difficulties.

 Website   02 6230 6999   Free

Healthy Male

Online platform that provides evidence-based, easy-to-understand content for everyone, created with the expertise and experience of Australia’s best clinicians, researchers and educators addressing all health issues. There is also content for health practitioners who care for men and boys, with a range of education and training programs, best practice guidelines and resources. Content is geared towards offering Australian men advice for better health.

 Website   Free

Lifeline Northern Beaches – Counselling and Support Groups

Locations: Balgowlah

Lifeline Northern Beaches provides low-cost face-to-face counselling and support groups for anyone aged 15+ on Sydney’s lower north shore and northern beaches. Support services include: Crisis Support, Face To Face Counselling, Financial counsellingSupport groups and Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme.    

 Website   13 11 14   Free

Mantle Health

The Mantle Program supports men to be better partners, fathers, brothers, colleagues, leaders, and friends, and to improve mental health outcomes for men and those around them. Mantle provides professional and one-on-one psychological support through a secure and discreet video telehealth service.

 Website   1300 646 753   Costs may be involved

Mensline Australia

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men, across areas of concern to men, including mental health, family violence, relationships and addiction.

 Website   1300 78 99 78   Free

Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol

Locations: Alstonville

Namatjira Haven supports Aboriginal men and their mob in the process of healing from alcohol and substance misuse by reconnecting to self, family, community and culture. The Gulgihwen Program is for Aboriginal mean 18 years and over offering a compassionate and culturally focused professional live-in program of change, centred on self responsibility in healing. It provides education and support towards addressing the issues of substance misuse and related harms such as criminality, and to improve health and wellbeing.

 Website   02 6628 1098   Free

The Glen

Locations: Chittaway Point

Residential support for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men struggling with alcohol and other drug addiction, based on the NSW Central Coast. 12-week program offers a culturally safe, supportive environment to recover from addiction and start building practical life skills for clients over 18-years old.

 Website   02 4388 6360   Costs may be involved


13YARN is the first national service of its kind for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. We offer a confidential one-on-one over the phone yarning opportunity and support with a trained Lifeline Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

 Website   13YARN on 13 92 76   Free

24-Hour Stimulant Treatment Line

The 24-hour Line is part of St Vincent Hospital's Stimulant Treatment Program that offers free counselling and support for people who use stimulants, such as methamphetamine (ice), cocaine and ecstasy. A 24-hour confidential service offering information, education and counselling around stimulant use. Call 8382 1088 (Sydney) or 1800 101 188 (outside Sydney) for support around your own or someone else’s stimulant use.

 Website   1800 101 188   Free

2Connect Youth & Community

Locations: Brighton-Le-Sands, Sutherland, Kogarah

READY provides practical and emotional support (case management and counselling) for alcohol and other drugs use and their harms to young people and families. READY also provides a large range of harm reduction initiatives to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs, and promotes health and wellbeing through these activities. Youth health workers provide support through counselling, case management, outreach services and education about harm minimisation.


  • Brighton Le Sands Centre - Lvl 3, Corner of Moate Avenue & Princess Street, Brighton Le Sands
  • Sutherland Centre - 2A/16 Boyle Street, Sutherland
  • Kogarah Centre - 202/22 Belgrave St, Kogarah

 Website   (02) 9556 1769   Free

Aboriginal Medical Services Cooperative Ltd Redfern

Locations: Redfern

The Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern offers a range of specialist services to the Aboriginal community in Redfern, including mental health, drug and alcohol and community-based services. There are online, phone or face to face, individual, group support for men feeling distressed. Public health programs include men’s health and fitness programs, community events, youth support programs and health promotion.

 Website   (02)93195823   Free


Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Newtown, Redfern, Mt Druitt, Penrith, Richmond, Katoomba; Central Coast - Gosford, Wyong; Hunter New England - Cessnock, Singleton, Maitland, University of Newcastle, Islington, Newcastle West, Hamilton; Western NSW - Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Wellington, Dubbo, Forbes, Canowindra, Cowra, Condobolin, Coonamble, Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke ; Southern NSW - Young, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Jindabyne, Cooma, Bega; Murrumbidgee - Brungle, Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Nowra, Dapto; Mid North Coast - Forster, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour; Northern NSW - Grafton, Maclean, Lismore, Casino, Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads, Mullumbimby, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Armidale, Tamworth, Moree; Far West NSW - Broken Hill, Wilcannia

ACON provides services in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders, across Metropolitan Sydney and Regional NSW. Service for men, including free alcohol and other drugs counselling and mental health counselling. To locate ACON services in NSW, use their location map which pinpoints local sexual health clinics (orange pin), LGBTIQ+ community groups (rainbow pin), Aboriginal community health services (Aboriginal flag pin) and the services offered at ACON offices.

 Website   Free

Al-Anon Family Groups

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship or relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope, in order to solve their common problem.  The Al-Anon program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based on the Twelve Steps. Only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. For all NSW locations and meeting times, refer to their meeting list.  

 Website   1300 252 666   Free

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

24 hour telephone line service provides information about alcohol and other drugs and related concerns, advice and referral services. 24-hour support helpline 1800 250 015
  • You can call ADIS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 250 015 or for Sydney Metropolitan 02 8382 1000.
  • ADIS Web Chat is available from Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm (including public holidays).
  • ADIS also has a range of telephone lines offering specialised drug and alcohol information and support to particular groups.

 Website   1800 250 015   Free

Alcoholic Anonymous

Support groups for people in recovery from alcohol addition.
  • National helpline 1300 22 22 22
  • There are online support groups that can be attended virtually.
  • To search for local AA groups nearby, use the online search tool.

 Website   1300 22 22 22   Free

Burton Centre

Locations: Darlinghurst

The Burton Centre provides 30 to 60 minutes face-to-face with a counsellor for young people (16 to 21) with addictions to methamphetamine (ICE, Crystyal, Meth, Speed, Base), cocaine or MDMA.
  • Appointments: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm. Phone 8382 1078 to make a booking.

 Website   02 8382 1078   Free

Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)

Locations: Canberra - Belconnen

CAHMA provides services and programs to support the health and human rights of people who use drugs and drug treatment services, including:
  • Community Development Program
  • Harm Minimisation Program
  • Peer Treatment Support
  • The Connection – peer support and groups for Indigenous people
  • Naloxone program
  • CanTEST health and drug testing
  • Outreach BBQs
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peer Service
  • Drop in Centre and CAHMA clinic.

 Website   (02) 6253 3643   Free

Canberra Health Services – Alcohol and Drug Services

Locations: Canberra

  • Alcohol and Drug Consultation and Liaison Service - team of dedicated doctors and nurses who provide services to people presenting to Canberra Hospital Emergency Department or admitted to Canberra Hospital with alcohol and other drug issues.
  • Counselling & Treatment Service (CTS) and Youth Drug & Alcohol Program (YDAP) provides counselling and support and a range of therapeutic groups for people experiencing alcohol and/or drug related issues. This service is free and available to individuals, family members and carers.
  • Needle and Syringe Program
  • Opioid Treatment Program
  • Police and Court Drug Diversion Service programs divert people arrested and/or charged with drug or alcohol related offences out of the judicial system into the health system. Offers pre-court, pre-sentence and sentencing diversion options for people arrested for alcohol and other drug related offences in the ACT.

 Website   (02) 5124 0000   Free

Central Coast Local Health District – Drug and Alcohol Services

Locations: Wyong, Gosford

  • Wyong Hospital and Gosford Hospital
Drug and Alcohol services aim to reduce the harm associated with problematic alcohol and other drug use on individuals, their families and the communities of the Central Coast. Services are located at Gosford and Wyong hospitals with community-based counselling teams at community health centres across the Central Coast. Inpatient services are located at Wyong Hospital in Maruma-li, the Withdrawal Management Unit. Referrals are accepted state-wide. Programs include:
  • Maruma-li Inpatient withdrawal management
  • Counselling services
  • Opioid treatment
  • Aboriginal consultancy services
  • Central Coast Cannabis Clinic
  • Youth drug and alcohol service

 Website   02 4394 4880   Free

Clean Slate Clinic

Telehealth home detox delivery to detox from alcohol, cannibis and methamphetamine. Clean Slate Clinic aim is to improve the health and wellness of individuals struggling with alcohol dependence. The service includes assessment, medicated withdrawal and a 12-month program of follow-up, including regular nursing check-ins and weekly access to a Smart Recovery Group.
  • Western NSW PHN region - services for withdrawal (detox) and recovery are accessible to all residents region, irrespective of postcode or socio-economic status.
  • Northern Sydney - There are 20 funded placements for patients in Northern Sydney region needing alcohol withdrawal and recovery who cannot afford to pay for this service.
  • Services available for stimulant and cannabis withdrawal and recovery.
Free educational webinars for GPs and other health care practitioners who are interested in supporting clients through substance withdrawal and recovery.

 Website   (02) 3813 8104   Costs may be involved

Community Restorative Centre Prison Transition

Locations: Across Western Sydney

Many people with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system find it difficult to access mainstream counselling services, so the service works on an outreach basis. The service can visit clients in correctional centres on a pre-release basis, in their own homes, at another service, or in the community. Clients can be referred prior to their release from custody, however, they have the flexibility to support any client who has been in prison previously and wants to access AOD support. Priority is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 Website   (02) 9288 8700   Free

Counselling Online (Turning Point)

Confidential, 24-hour service providing online and text based drug and alcohol counselling and referral. Community support forums provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental community where you can find information, share experiences and learn new strategies.
  • Call 1800 422 599 or 02 9361 8000

 Website   1800 422 599   Free

Directions Health Services

Locations: Canberra - Woden; Southern NSW - Bega, Goulburn, Moruya, Cooma; Murrumbidgee - Griffith, Wagga Wagga

Directions Health Services provides free, integrated services and programs for individuals, family members and friends impacted by alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, mental health and other complex health issues in the ACT as well as the Murrumbidgee, Goulburn, Eurobodalla, Monaro and Bega Valley regions in NSW.
  • Althea Wellness Centre (21 Bowes St, Woden) is a specialist primary health clinic for individuals and their families impacted by current or past alcohol and other drug use, mental health and other complex health and wellbeing issues.
  • Arcadia House is a Therapeutic Community in North Canberra Hospital, Bruce
  • ‘Chat to PAT’ is a purpose-built mobile clinic that provides wrap around support to marginalised Canberrans.
  • The Pathways NSW programs are based in regional NSW and offer a range of community- based services as well as treatment and support services to individuals, families and friends impacted by alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues. Phone and locations for different Pathways programs here.
  • Sapphire Health & Wellbeing Service (SHaWS) is based in Bega, NSW and provides non-judgemental and respectful alcohol and other drug treatment, alongside integrated primary health, mental health and Aboriginal health services.

 Website   02 6132 4800   Free

Dooralong Transformation Centre – Salvation Army

Locations: Dooralong

Recovery services supports all people adversely affected by alcohol, other drugs and gambling by providing a range of services and support to addicts, families and significant others whose lives have been affected by addiction. This can include group discussions, one-on-one sessions, alcohol and drug education, chapel services, work activity therapy and vocational training.

 Website   02 4355 8000   Free


Locations: Kogarah

Exodus provides a range of services, including:
  • Mental Health Support - mental health support services and experienced counsellors offer personalised therapy session, providing a warm and understanding environment. We specialise in individual, couples, family, addiction, grief, trauma and sexual assault counselling.

  • Drug & Alcohol Support Services - counsellors, experienced in addiction therapy, offer support. Additional services include facilitating access to rehabilitation centres and support services.

 Website   02 80577174   Free

Family Drug Support

A 24-hour telephone support line is for families affected by drugs and alcohol and also provides education and referral, and facilitates support groups across Australia. FDS operates a national 24/7 day a week telephone support service for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues.
  • National helpline 1300 368 186
  • Locate support groups in NSW and online meetings here

 Website   1300 368 186   Free

Far West Local Health District – Community Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services

Locations: Broken Hill, Dareton

Service offers assessment, support, case management, referral and a range of treatments.
  • Special programs include:
    • The Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment Program provides treatment and counselling for people with drug and alcohol related matters before the Local Court. Location – 265 Argent St, Broken Hill
    • Opioid Treatment Program at Broken Hill Hospital
Teams in:
  • Broken Hill Hospital ph - (08) 8080 1554
  • 55 Sturt Place, Dareton; ph – (03) 5021 7200
Regular outreach face-to-face and virtual care clinics in other communities.

 Website   Broken Hill (08) 8080 1554; Dareton (03) 5021 7200   Free

Foundation House

Locations: Rozelle

Alcohol, other drug and gambling addiction rehab programs for the Construction Industry and Health Services Industry. Foundation House offers residential rehabilitation, outpatient services and ongoing support after rehab. The 28-day residential program is often the first step in the recovery process. There is also a men-only relapse prevention group on Wednesdays.

 Website   (02) 9555 4034   Costs may be involved

Gunnebah Addiction Services

Locations: Nobbys Creek

Service provides individualised care and works from a wellness model for most substance and behavioural addictions (and co-existing issues) as well as other related conditions. Common addictions treated include alcohol, marijuana, ice, prescription drugs, cocaine, synthetic drugs, gambling.

 Website   Costs may be involved

headfyrst program – Salvation Army Youth Link

Locations: Bankstown, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Parramatta, Mount Druitt, Castle Hill

headfyrst is a support service for young people aged 12-25 years in Southwest Sydney and Western Sydney who need support tackling alcohol and other drug dependency as well as mental health counselling services. headfyrst offers a safe, confidential, young person-centred program that encourages open communication between young people and their clinician. Honest and open exchange occurs when young people are able to express their feelings and experiences in a non-judgmental environment.

 Website   Bankstown (02) 9393 9669; Liverpool (02) 8107 6100; Campbelltown (02) 4627 9089; Parramatta 1300 737 616; Mt Druitt 1800 683 784; Castle Hill 9393 9800   Free


Locations: ACT - Canberra, Braddon, Greenway; Metropolitan Sydney - Ashfield, Bankstown, Bondi Junction, Brookvale, Campbelltown, Camperdown, Castle Hill, Chatswood, Hawkesbury, Hurstville, Katoomba, Liverpool, Miranda, Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith; Central Coast - Gosford, Wyong; Hunter New England - Cessnock, Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Haven; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Nowra; Mid North Coast - Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour; Northern NSW - Grafton, Lismore, Armidale, Tamworth; Southern NSW - Batemans Bay, Bega, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga, Griffith; Western NSW - Bathurst, Broken Hill, Cowra, Dubbo, Lithgow, Orange

Headspace has online and phone tools and services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program. There are specific centres that can offer work and study support as well.
  • Location directory - All centre locations across Australia can be found on the interactive map of Australia showing locations in NSW and the ACT. Scroll into the map to find a location near you or look at the list below the map.
  • If there is no centre near you, there is online chat and phone support on 03 9027 0100

 Website   03 9027 0100   Free


Locations: Central and Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney

Directory of local service providers and health professionals in Central and Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney.

 Website   Free

Hunter New England Local Health District Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services

Locations: Armidale, Belmont, Cessnock, Dungog, Glen Innes, Gloucester, Gunnedah, Inverell, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Manning, Moree, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Newcastle, Scone, Singleton, Tamworth, Taree, Tenterfield, Tomaree, Wee Waa, Wingham

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services intake is open to all members of the community by phoning 1300 660 059, Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm. Not all services are offered at every hospital across the Hunter New England Local Health District. The Calvary Mater Alcohol and Drug Clinical Service (Waratah) provides outpatient consultation, assessment and treatment for withdrawal and support for family and friends on an individual appointment basis. Specific services at different locations include:
  • 12 bed inpatient withdrawal unit at Belmont Hospital
  • Opiate treatment program clinics in Newcastle, Cessnock, Taree and Tamworth
  • Drug and alcohol counselling services
  • Specialist cannabis and stimulant treatment clinics in Newcastle
  • Assertive management for people with complex needs
  • Specialist child, youth and family drug and alcohol services for young people, pregnant people and parents
  • Court and custodial diversion services in Newcastle and Tamworth
  • Consultation Liaison Service at John Hunter Hospital and inpatient clinical support across the District.

 Website   1300 660 059   Free

Hunter Primary Care

Locations: Newcastle, Warabrook

Offering services in the Hunter region across mental health services, services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, NDIS services, and after hours and primary care. Delivers mental health and wellbeing services to the community with health professionals. Drug and Alcohol Counselling Team of psychologists provides a range of services to address mild to moderate alcohol or other drug use, including:
  • The MindReach program that delivers telephone counselling support alongside written materials and actives to address drug and alcohol use, as well as psychological symptoms
  • Counselling and brief interventions with a psychologist delivered face-to-face, via video-call or over the phone
  • Aftercare support focusing in relapse prevention
  • Treatment of existing mental health symptoms.
  • For GP Access After Hours enquiries please call 1300 130 147. 

 Website   (02) 4925 2268   Free

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District – Drug and Alcohol Service

Locations: Wollongong

A range of treatment and support services for people with problems from their alcohol, prescription or illicit drug use, and/or for their families and carers. Services and programs include counselling, group programs, needle and syringe program, Keep Them Safe, Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment, opiod treatment, smoking cessation, stimulant treatment program, substance use in pregnancy, withdrawal management, and youth team.

 Website   1300 652 226   Free

Karralika Programs

Locations: Canberra; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga; Southern NSW - Moruya

Karralika supports adults, young people, and families in Canberra and surrounding regions in NSW, through a range of alcohol and drug programs. They provide specialist end-to-end drug and alcohol services to support the needs of individuals, families and communities.
  • Nexus Program is for men with drug and alcohol dependencies who live in a group house setting in the community whilst going through a treatment and recovery program.
  • There are special child and youth alcohol programs.

 Website   Canberra (02) 6185 1300; Wagga Wagga & Moruya 1800 152 772   Free


Locations: Sydney - Penrith, Seven Hills; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga; Western NSW - Orange

Support for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers - community based services in Penrith, Seven Hills, Orange, Wagga Wagga. Access support with a referral from your GP or other health professional for a mental health care plan and referral to LikeMind. Services include mental health care, drug and alcohol, primary health care, employment services, carer support, and additional services depending on location.

 Website   Penrith: 02 8880 8111 - Seven Hills: 02 8806 3800 - Orange: 02 6311 1700 - Wagga Wagga: 02 6936 2000   Free

Lives Lived Well – Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs

Locations: Dubbo, Katoomba, Lithgow, Lismore, Nowra, Coffs Harbour, Orange, Wollongong

A range of community and residential programs across NSW, helping people to deal with alcohol and drug challenges.
  • Roadmaps Mobile Drug and Alcohol Day Program - A 6-week intensive, non-residential rehabilitation program for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people that rotates around rural and remote communities in Western NSW. The program includes structured therapeutic groups, support and education/information sessions. Interventions will vary based on client need but will include evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Clients can either refer themselves or be referred by a third party. Service based in Dubbo, servicing Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Nyngan, Warren, Wellington, Parkes.
  • Counselling - with free in-person or phone/online counselling for adults.
  • Live-In & Recover - residential rehabilitation services across NSW offer affordable live-in programs for people experiencing serious problems with drugs and alcohol.
  • Withdrawal Support - professional counsellors and a registered nurse help guide through the withdrawal process with supported day recovery.
  • Outreach - outreach services come to you.
  • Day and Group Programs - programs provide holistic support during the week.
  • Indigenous Programs - programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to help them overcome drug and alcohol problems and bring about a sense of wellbeing.
  • Youth/Young Adult - young adults can start to experience more serious problems with drinking and drug taking.

 Website   1300 727 957 or 0429 927 714   Costs may be involved

Mercy Services – McAuley Outreach Service

Locations: West Wallsend

McAuley Outreach Service offers alcohol and other drugs counselling for parents with young children under the age of 12 years, to help address addiction, any related health issues, and helping to develop a stable lifestyle for the future.

 Website   02 4962 6680   Free

Mid North Coast Local Health District Alcohol and Other Drugs Services

Locations: Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Port Macquarie

Services operate across the Mid North Coast Local Health District, delivering a broad range of clinical services, providing information, support and treatment for individuals (or their families) affected by alcohol and other problematic legal or illegal drug use issues. Programs offered include:
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Opioid substitution programs for the management of opioid dependence
  • Magistrates’ Early Referral into Treatment Program for those with criminal charges and illicit drug issues
  • Outpatient withdrawal management for those assessed as suitably supported to withdraw in the community
  • Consultancy and education to other agencies and health professionals.

 Website   1300 662 263   Free

Mission Australia – Addiction services

Locations: Artarmon, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Kempsey, Southern Highlands

The service delivers a holistic approach by seeking to understand the social, environmental, physical, mental and vocational experiences and after-effects of addiction. The service works with people across all areas of personal development, with the goal of breaking the addiction and living a happy, healthy life without problematic alcohol and drug use.
  • The Continuing Coordinated Care Program is offered at locations across NSW - Artarmon, Broken Hill, Dubbo
  • The Triple Care Farm Withdrawal is a residential alcohol and other drugs program. Triple Care Farm is located on 110 acres in the NSW Southern Highlands. It is a residential program to support young people for up to 28 days, providing supervised withdrawal and a range of holistic supports and therapies. The treatment model is a 12-week holistic psychosocial rehabilitation program based on harm minimisation and health promotion. Phone - 02 48851265

 Website   Artarmon 02 94802560, Broken Hill/Dubbo 02 68848526, Broken Hill 08 80843700, TCFW 02 48851265   Costs may be involved

Mission Australia – Alcohol and Other Drugs Continuing Coordinated Care Far West NSW

Locations: Broken Hill

The service provides care coordination and wraparound services for people with a substance use disorder who are receiving community-based treatment, while also experiencing a high level of need. CCC supports clients with intensive support to maintain engagement with treatment services, including maintaining linkages to AOD and primary health services; functional living supports; and support to maintain community and family connections.

 Website   02 68848526   Free

Mission Australia – Alcohol and Other Drugs Continuing Coordinated Care Western NSW

Locations: Dubbo

The service provides care coordination and wraparound services for people with a substance use disorder who are receiving community-based treatment, while also experiencing a high level of need. It supports clients with intensive support to maintain engagement with treatment services, including maintaining linkages to Alcohol and Other Drugs team and primary health services; functional living supports; and support to maintain community and family connections.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have recently been assessed by a Drug & Alcohol clinician as having a substance use disorder; and
  • are actively receiving or have recently received (in the previous month) an AOD treatment intervention; and
  • have a care plan in place that identifies significant additional needs that cannot be addressed by standard AOD treatment and that may jeopardies their engagement with treatment.

 Website   02 68848526   Free

Murrumbidgee Local Health District – Drug and Alcohol Services

Locations: Deniliquin, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Temora, Tumut, Wagga Wagga

Drug and alcohol clinicians are based in each of the community mental health drug and alcohol services across Murrumbidgee. Albury Wodonga Health provide community mental health and drug and alcohol services to the Albury Wodonga Region including Culcairn, Henty, Holbrook, Burrumbuttock, Urana, Oaklands and Corowa. Specialist Drug and Alcohol programs and treatments:
  • Drug & Alcohol Counselling
  • Home Detox
  • Specialist Substance Use in Pregnancy Service (SUPPS-C)
  • Opioid Treatment Program
  • Methadone, Buprenorphine or suboxone treatment
  • Magistrates’ Early Referral into Treatment Program
  • Cannabis Clinic
  • Quit for New Life Program
  • Naloxone Program

 Website   02 59432003   Free

Narcotics Anonymous

Support groups for people in recovery from narcotic drug addictions. Call 1300 652 820.
  • Find someone to talk to or search for meetings. - 1300 652 820 or 0488 811 247.  This service works best from an unblocked mobile number as it will SMS you meetings information when requested.
  • Search by voice or send an SMS with postcode and state/territory to 0488 811 247 and the service will send you a list of meetings within the next 24-hour period starting with the closest available.

 Website   1300 652 820   Free

Nepean Blue Mountains Drug and Alcohol Service

Locations: Penrith, St Marys, Springwood, Katoomba, Lithgow

Service offers free assessment, case management, referral and a range of treatments, within the health facilities and the community. Drug and alcohol healthcare specialists are on call 24 hours a day on 1300 661 050. Programs include:
  • Assertive Community Management (ACM) program - case management and support for people with severe substance problems alongside physical health and social issues (e.g. accommodation and housing, social isolation, employment)
  • Community Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Court referred drug and alcohol programs
  • Hepatitis testing and treatment
  • Inpatient Withdrawal Management Unit (detoxification)
  • Opioid treatment
  • Walk-in clinic
  • Youth Drug and Alcohol Service.

 Website   1300 661 050 or 02 4734 2129   Free

Nepean Linker Project

Locations: Penrith

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' specific service delivered by Greater Western Aboriginal Health Services (GWAHS) providing equitable access to appropriate alcohol and other drug (AOD) and mental health services in the Penrith area.  Services are offered in a culturally safe manner with respect to men’s and women’s business via face-to-face or telehealth as appropriate, these include:
  • Direct care delivery
  • Care coordination and support to attend appointments
  • Linkage and referrals to drug and alcohol services.
Location: 27-29 Lawson Street Penrith

 Website   (02) 4729 7300   Free

Northern NSW Local Health District – Alcohol and Other Drugs Services

Locations: Ballina, Tweed Heads, Lismore, Grafton, Maclean, Byron Bay, Nimbin

Services include:
  • individual counselling support to reduce or stop alcohol and other drug use
  • hospital consultation and liaison for those at risk of alcohol or substance withdrawal who enter hospital and require input into their withdrawal management and discharge planning (available at Tweed, Ballina, Lismore, and Grafton hospitals)
  • Riverlands Inpatient Withdrawal Unit at Lismore Base Hospital - medicated withdrawal from alcohol and various substances
  • Opioid Treatment Program – opioid substitution therapies for people with opioid dependence
  • the Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment case management program for people with local court charges and drug use
  • Community Engagement Team supporting people needing additional assistance to engage with services
  • Take Home Naloxone (free) - available at most locations.

 Website   Ballina (02) 6620 6187, Byron Shire (02) 6639 9128, Grafton (02) 6641 8709, Lismore and areas (02) 6620 7600, Maclean (02) 6640 0123, Nimbin (02) 6688 1434, Tweed Valley (07) 5506 7010   Free

Northern Sydney Local Health District – Mental Health Drug and Alcohol

Locations: North Ryde, Hornsby, Northern Beaches, St Leonards and Ryde

Drug and alcohol services provide treatment for consumers with drug and/or alcohol use issues through multiple services that also address medical and mental health related health problems. These service support people to cease and/or better manage their substance use issues. Services provided include primary prevention and education, non-admitted management, detoxification and rehabilitation and ongoing management in the community. The drug and alcohol referral line is available 1300 889 788 during standard business hours. Locations: Macquarie, Hornsby, Northern Beaches, Royal North Shore and Ryde hospitals. Community based counselling teams are located across the area in community health centres and on hospital sites. Inpatient services are located on Level 5 Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital.

 Website   1800 011 511   Free

NSW Quit Line

The NSW Quitline 13 7848 (13 QUIT) is a confidential telephone information and counselling service, managed by Cancer Institute NSW, to help smokers and vapers quit and stay quit. Quitline also provides quitting tips and information to carers, family members and other health professionals.
  • Call 13 7848 (13 QUIT) to speak to a Quitline counsellor. You can also leave a message and request a counsellor to call you back.
  • NSW Quitline is available:
    • Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
    • Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
    • Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed.

 Website   13 7848   Free

Oasis Youth Services – The Salvation Army

Locations: Wyong, Hamilton

The Oasis Youth Services is an extension of The Salvation Army Australia and offers a range of programs suitable to support young people.
  • Assertive case work support - Oasis supports young people in the Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter regions.
  • Alcohol and Drug (AoD) case management/general support for young people aged 12 to 25. Counselling Support (Central Coast) - drug and alcohol counselling is designed to assist young people with mild to moderate substance use address barriers or issues relating to drug & alcohol usage through individual therapeutic interventions.
  • The Psychology service offers therapeutic support for young people experiencing mild to moderate substance use and underlying mental health issues. A qualified psychologist will provide individual therapeutic interventions.

 Website   Central Coast (02) 4353 9799; Hunter (02) 4969 8066   Free

Odyssey House NSW

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Waterloo, Blacktown, Eagle Vale, Liverpool, Kirribilli, Hornsby, Baulkham Hills; Southern NSW - Bowral

Odyssey House provides alcohol and other drug use rehabilitation services with programs at community service hubs to meet clients’ physical, emotional and intellectual needs, reconnect with family and strengthen their social connections. Community programs include alcohol and drug recovery, individual treatment, relapse prevention, post custodial support, after care, continuing, family support groups, parent support groups. Mingu Yabun provides a specialist program for First Nations people combining healing programs with western alcohol and other drug treatment models, as well as access to cultural healing methods for treating wellbeing, alcohol and other drug use and mental health.

 Website   1800 397 739   Free

Opiod Treatment Line

A telephone helpline that provides opioid pharmacotherapy information, referrals, advice and a forum for pharmacotherapy concerns. Opioid pharmacotherapy is specifically treatment for opioid dependence (eg heroin, morphine and codeine).
  • Free call number  1800 642 428 - Hours of operation Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm.

 Website   1800 642 428   Free

Pathways Penrith – Salvation Army

Locations: Penrith

Pathways Penrith is a day drug and alcohol treatment program based on the therapeutic community model. Its aim is to assist people to reduce, stabilise and exit opioid substitution treatment and provide access and support to people experiencing difficulties with other substance misuse. One-on-one support sessions, individual care plans, education and discussion groups, drop-in centre, extended care, referral services and advocacy.

 Website   0447 913 709 or 0437 305 850   Free

Poisons Information Centre

The Poisons Information Line provides the latest poisons information to the public and toxicology advice to health professionals on the management of poisoned patients. Telephone advice is available 24/7 on 131126.

 Website   131126   Free


Contact Quitline for help to quit smoking or vaping. You can call the hotline on 13 QUIT (13 7848), to talk to a counsellor or request a callback. The Tobacco Quit Line can provide you with quitting information, coping with withdrawals and cravings and referral information. The Quitline offers an online chat service and has resources for health professionals.

 Website   13 7848   Free

Rankin Court Treatment Centre

Locations: Darlinghurst

The centre offers a community-based program which give individuals the opportunity to improve social engagement. It is a specialised unit providing treatment and care for people experiencing opioid dependence. Rankin Court accepts self-referrals or a GP can make a referral on your behalf.
  • Location: O’Brien Centre, Corner of Burton and Victoria Streets, Darlinghurst

 Website   02 8382 1030   Free

Rendu House – St Vincent de Paul Society

Locations: Campbelltown

Rendu House provides a non-residential alcohol and other drug (AOD) program for people seeking treatment for AOD dependence or misuse. Three programs are delivered as part of a drug health day program or as part of community-based service delivery.

 Website   (02) 4621 5500   Free

Royal Flying Doctor Service – Mainstream Drug & Alcohol Services

Locations: Broken Hill, Dubbo, Lightning Ridge

Evidence-based alcohol and other drug treatment services for clients using a range of substances, as well as flexible and stepped care models tailored to the individual’s need and stage of change. Includes screening, counselling, brief intervention and education for families and carers. Provides integrated approaches to drug and alcohol treatment services based on the needs of clients locally, focusing on improving care coordination at the local level.

 Website   Broken Hill 0439 515 247; Dubbo 0438 422 794; Lightning Ridge 0473 655 577   Free

Salvation Army – Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs

Locations: Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Gosford, Maroubra, Surry Hills, Penrith, Miranda, Nowra,

The Salvation Army offer a range of programs including withdrawal management, residential rehabilitation, non-residential rehabilitation, community programs and harm reduction services. Different service types are available across NSW, including the Pathways program offered at a number of locations. The different alcohol and other drug services centres provide different services to meet client needs.

 Website   Free

Salvation Army – Canberra Recovery Services

Locations: Canberra - Fyshwick

A range of services and support to addicts, families and significant others whose lives have been affected by addiction. This can include group discussions, one-on-one sessions, alcohol and drug education, chapel services, work activity therapy and vocational training.

 Website   (02) 6295 1256 or (02) 6239 0163    Free

Samaritans – Recovery Point Program

Locations: Broadmeadow

The program that provides practical assistance and support to people who are leaving correctional facilities and/or alcohol & drug rehabilitation centres to re-engage with the community and to gain access to services and programs. Open 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. Services the Newcastle and Upper Central Coast areas of NSW.

 Website   1300 656 336   Free

Smart Recovery Australia

Offers face-to-face and online groups to people in the community who want and need help managing and overcoming their addictive behaviours and associated problems. Call (02) 9373 5100 for the location and meeting time near you.

 Website   (02) 9373 5100   Costs may be involved

South Coast Private Hospital

Locations: Wollongong

Provides residential program for relapse prevention and lifestyle management strategies, and discuss the skills, techniques and strategies needed to understand and manage dependency disorders. The program also targets associated mood and anxiety disorders which commonly co-occur with substance misuse. A specialised treatment for addiction addresses the root causes of the disease and the inpatient program. There is also a day program available.

 Website   1800 250 000   Costs may be involved

South Eastern Sydney LHD Drug & Alcohol Services

Locations: Surry Hills, Randwick, Kogarah, Caringbah, Sutherland, St George

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District offers a range of treatment and support services for people with problems from their alcohol, prescription or illicit drug use, and/or for their families and carers. Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services are located in clinics at:
  • Langton Centre in Surry Hills
  • St George Hospital in Kogarah
  • Caringbah Community Health Centre at Sutherland Hospital
Inpatient hospital Drug and Alcohol Services are provided at:
  • Sydney Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • St. George Hospital
  • Sutherland Hospital

 Website   02 9540 7756   Free

South Western Sydney Local Health District Drug Health Services

Locations: Bankstown, Cabramatta, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool

Drug Health Services operates across South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), providing a range of treatments and interventions at hospitals and community health centres to support individuals, their families and carers who have problems associated with alcohol and other drug use. Services include Opiod Treatment Program, Court Diversion Program, Harm Reduction Program, counselling, specialist medical consultation, Withdrawal Treatment Program.

 Website   Bankstown - 9722 8293, Cabramatta - 8717 4036, Campbelltown - 4634 4177, Fairfield - 9616 8800, Liverpool - 8738 4635    Free

Southern Youth and Family Services

Locations: Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Shellharbour, Nowra; Southern NSW - Goulburn

Main purpose is to support children, young people, adults and families who are disadvantaged, including those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness and their families through supported accommodation, community social housing, counselling, and mediation. A dedicated Men's Health program through Community Health for Adolescents In Need (CHAIN) focuses on training young men to ask for help.

 Website   (02) 4221 7700   Free

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.
  • 24/7 call back service - 1300 659 467
  • 24/7 online counselling support here

 Website   1300 659 467   Free

Sydney Detox and Rehab

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Edgecliff; Hunter New England - Newcastle; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong; Canberra

A privately run clinic offering a 7 to 28-day drug and alcohol addiction treatment program in a non-clinical environment. Combines one-on-one counselling and integrative therapies.

 Website   0428 610 322   Costs may be involved

Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre

Locations: Manly, St Leonards

Not-for-profit, charitable organisation which specialises in providing free counselling and support for young people aged 12 -25 with problematic alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use and their families. sdecc works within a family inclusive, trauma informed framework and highly qualified counsellors understand the complexities of AOD use, including any mental health issues.

 Website   (02) 9977 0711   Free

The Buttery

Locations: Byron Bay Hinterland

  • The Therapeutic Community (TC), a long-term residential program in Byron Bay, helps people with alcohol addiction, substance misuse and mental health conditions to find lasting recovery. Under the TC model, participants provide a mutually supportive environment for recovery.
  • Maintenance to Abstinence (MTA), a mid-term residential program specialising in opioid replacement is for people who wish to withdraw from an opiate substitute maintenance program to pursue an abstinence-based lifestyle. Co-located within the Therapeutic Community, MTA participants have the opportunity to adjust to an abstinence-based lifestyle over three months. Those wishing to extend their treatment can continue participating in the Therapeutic Community. Before admission, participants need to be on treatment and under medical supervision.
The Buttery Private, a four-week, user pays residential program near the Tweed Valley Hinterland uses best-practice, evidence-based psychological techniques to bring about lasting change.

 Website   (02) 6687 1111   Costs may be involved

The Cabin Sydney

Locations: Edgecliff

Private outpatient specialist addiction treatment centre, dealing with substance addictions, such as alcohol and drugs, as well as process addictions like gamblingsex and compulsive use of the internet. Clinical professionals use proven, effective and holistic addiction treatment and offer confidential assessments.

 Website   1800 251 994   Costs may be involved

The Ted Noffs Foundation

Locations: Canberra; Metropolitan Sydney - Liverpool, Randwick, Katoomba, Penrith

Youth Drug and Alcohol Counselling program provides drug and alcohol and mental health counselling services to young people (12-25 years old). The Street Universities build safer communities by providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people aged 12 – 25 with drug, crime and mental health issues. Evidence-based counselling is available to help youth reduce their drug use and involvement in crime and to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Youth Homelessness Services provides support for youth leaving out of home care and youth with complex needs.

 Website   1800 151 045   Free

Turning Point

Turning Point provides a wide range of clinical care and support for people and families affected by addiction, including those seeking help for the first time, as well as empowering clinicians to respond effectively. 24/7 support services include:

 Website   Gambling - 1800 858 858; AOD - 1800 250 015   Free

Watershed – Lives Lived Well

Locations: Wollongong, Nowra

Watershed offers people a holistic and effective approach to actively motivate and foster the required mental, emotional and physical strength to overcome the effects of a dependency. They work with people to bring about a positive and permanent behavioural change.
  • Residential withdrawal management (detox) program
  • Residential rehab program
  • Non-residential day program
  • Carinya transitional living program.
Nana Muru service is a community-based withdrawal program as well as a free day rehabilitation program and relapse prevention groups based in Nowra and provides support to adults in the surrounding communities of Sanctuary Point, St George’s Basin and Jervis Bay.

 Website   1800 818 872   Free

We Help Others

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Rozelle, Penrith; Hunter New England - Newcastle, Cessnock; Southern NSW - Goulburn

We Help Others (WHO) is a residential rehabilitation service that offers treatment and case coordination. The Residential Treatment of Opioid Dependence program aim is an individualized and streamlined therapeutic program. The Opioid Substitution to Abstinence Residential program assists in reducing methadone and other opioids while learning the skills to live drug free. Gunyah (Rozelle) is a residential Therapeutic Community to provide a safe and secure environment where men who suffer from alcohol and other drug dependence and its related problems can concentrate on their recovery. Referrals and advocacy for those requiring engagement with Government agencies are available, for example, housing services.
  • Penrith Hub - is a residential rehabilitation service that offers treatment and case coordination. This is for people in Western Sydney with alcohol and other drug dependencies and co-occurring severe and complex mental health conditions. Referrals and advocacy for those requiring engagement with Government agencies are available, for example, housing services. Phone: 0422 055 700
  • Mandala House Goulburn is a residential therapeutic community to help individuals find freedom from alcohol and other drug dependence and discover a better way of living. Its aim is to provide a safe and secure environment where anyone who is suffering from alcohol and other drug dependence and its related issues can concentrate on their recovery.

 Website   Rozelle 02 8572 7488; Penrith 0422 055 700; Cessnock 02 4991 7000; Newcastle 02 4911 9009; Goulburn 02 3813 7400   Free


WellMob is a digital library of over 300 mental health and wellbeing resources developed by and for First Nations Australians including websites, apps, videos, fact sheets, podcasts, pdfs, and social media. WellMob takes a holistic strength-based approach around Indigenous wellbeing. The resources provide information, stories of lived experience, promote hope, and break down shame or stigma about mental health and wellbeing issues. WellMob is easy to navigate. The resources have been grouped under six broad topics: Mind, Body, Our Mob, Culture, Keeping Safe, and Healing. Each of these main topics link to several sub-topics. In three clicks it is possible to find culturally appropriate resources without having to search the web.

 Website   Free

Wesley Gambling Counselling

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Ashfield, North Narrabeen, North Sydney, North Ryde; Central Coast - Tuggerah

People and families affected by gambling harm face immense hardship. Wesley Counselling has a special service for anyone considering taking the first step to address their gambling habits. You can call on 1300 827 638 or make an online referral.

 Website   1300 827 638   Free

Wesley Mission Youth and Family Services

Locations: Mt Druitt, Penrith, Riverstone, Quakers Hill, Newcastle West

Wesley Youth Services supports young people aged 12 to 24, and their families, providing one-on-one case work, referral and advocacy, targeting early interventions, educational/awareness and harm minimisation for alcohol and drug misuse. Wesley Youth Service centres in Western Sydney are located  at Penrith, Mt Druitt, Riverstone and Quakers Hill. The Wesley Youth Service in the Hunter is located in Newcastle West.
  • Wesley Youth Accommodation Service provides accommodation services to young people in the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Bowraville and Nambucca regions, including a crisis refuge for 14-17 year olds, transitional housing for 16-25 year olds and outreach services for 12-25 year olds. Call: (02) 6652 7124

 Website   Mt Druitt/Penrith (02) 4723 9277, Riverstone (02) 9627 3511, Quakers Hill (02) 9626 6620, Newcastle West (02) 4915 3600    Free

Western NSW PHN – Alcohol and Other Drugs

Locations: Dubbo, Cobar, Broken Hill, Walgett, Bourke, Parkes

Funds a range of Alcohol and Other Drugs services to increase the capacity of care for people with substance abuse problems, particularly methamphetamines. These services also aim to improve the effectiveness of the health system through initiatives to increase coordination between various sectors, delivering individualised care and support outcomes. Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and Lives Lived Well provide Mainstream services in the Dubbo, Cobar and Broken Hill hubs. The Weigelli Centre provide Indigenous services in the Walgett, Bourke and Parkes hubs. Clean Slate Clinic is a telehealth program that supports Australians to safely undergo alcohol, stimulants or cannabis detox from home.

 Website   1300 699 167   Free

Western Sydney Local Health District Drug Health Network

Locations: Blacktown, Parramatta, Auburn, Mount Druitt

The Drug and Alcohol Network provides a range of services:
  • inpatients and outpatient detoxification treatment
  • opioid treatment services
  • abstinence maintenance services
  • hepatitis C screening and treatment
  • alcohol clinic
  • specialist psychology services
  • community counselling
  • Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment (MERIT) Program
  • Adult Drug Court
  • adolescent services
  • pharmacy liaison
  • drug use in pregnancy services
  • child and family health services and population health services.
Contact numbers:
  • centralised intake line on (02) 8860 2565
  • Blacktown Methadone Clinic (02) 8670 0200
  • Cumberland Centre for Addiction Medicine (02) 8860 2565
  • Fleet Street Opioid Treatment Unit, North Parramatta (02) 9840 3888
  • Mount Druitt Centre for Addiction Medicine (02) 8887 5800

 Website   (02) 8860 2565    Free

Youth Off the Streets: Dunlea Program

Locations: Alexandria, Western Sydney

The Dunlea Program delivers a day rehabilitation program and alcohol and other drugs service to reduce drug-related harm for individuals aged 13-19 years and their families. Their clinical services team provides one-on-one counselling, group work, treatment plans, case management, living skills development and recreational activities. The Dunlea Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Service is available to young people in Western Sydney. Other services offered by Youth Off the Streets includes:
  • mental health
  • housing and homelessness
  • food van
  • training and employment
  • youth justice

 Website   (02) 9721 5714   Free