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Support & treatment

Cultural specific services and appropriate service delivery is vital in regards to treatment options for Aboriginal people and communities. This can include integrated practices, traditions and activities that are based within Aboriginal cultural values, spirituality and beliefs. Aboriginal ways of working can be very different to mainstream ways of working, particularly in regards to building trust, rapport and building and maintaining relationships in general. This may include the involvement or support of families and communities of people who are misusing substances.
Aboriginal people must have ownership over the ways drug and alcohol issues are addressed within their communities. Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS's) or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS's) are based on a holistic model to address the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

Some of the treatment services available are:

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Support & treatment

Whether you are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, are concerned about someone else's alcohol or other drug use, or just have general questions about alcohol or other drugs, you can call ADIS any time of the day or week for support, information, counselling and referral to services in NSW

24 hour support line

1800 422 599

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Aboriginal media & resources

Your Room and Get Healthy Service Postcard

​This postcard promotes the Your Room website, the place for drug and alcohol information and the Get Healthy Service, which offers free personal telephone coaching to reduce alcohol intake. Distribute these postcards to anyone looking for alcohol and other drug information and support. 

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Not Our Way - Pharmaceuticals Booklet

Not Our Way is a NSW Police Force campaign that focuses on the harms associated with the use of ice and misuse of pharmaceuticals and the impact this has on family and community. It also aims to provide advice for parents, families and friends of Aboriginal people with a pharmaceutical or ice dependency.

There are other resources available from this campaign which include:

  • posters 
  • postcards 
  • storybooks

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Not Our Way - Ice Postcard

Not Our Way is a NSW Police Force campaign that focuses on the harms associated with the use of ice and misuse of pharmaceuticals and the impact this has on family and community. It also aims to provide advice for parents, families and friends of Aboriginal people with a pharmaceutical or ice dependency.

There are other resources available from this campaign which include:

  • posters
  • postcards
  • storybooks

Find out more

Not Our Way - Pharmaceuticals Storybook

Not Our Way is a NSW Police Force campaign that focuses on the harms associated with the use of ice and misuse of pharmaceuticals and the impact this has on family and community. It also aims to provide advice for parents, families and friends of Aboriginal people with a pharmaceutical or ice dependency.

There are other resources available from this campaign which include:

  • posters 
  • postcards 
  • storybooks

Find out more

Additional support

Cultural specific services and appropriate service delivery is vital in regards to treatment options for Aboriginal people and communities.

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