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Alcohol and other drugs

Brisbane South PHN commissions drug and alcohol treatment activities.

 

Brisbane South PHN Commissioned Service Providers

Queensland Injectors Health Network

Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN) provides a FREE statewide service for those who have current or past drug and alcohol use or those whose lives are impacted by drug and alcohol use including the Redlands and Island areas. Services include:

  • counselling
  • case management
  • group work: Dual diagnosis and Parenting
  • significant other support

Services are accessible in most suburbs in the Redland, North Stradbroke Island and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Russell and Macleay) on an outreach basis including, where appropriate, home visits.

Services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and the family and can focus on:

  • drug use and mental health concerns
  • motivational support to reduce or quit substance use
  • relapse prevention and management
  • referral into other specialist services such as detox and rehabilitation
  • issues associated with past trauma and abuse
  • parenting
  • support for significant others/carers if someone affected by substance use.

Groups include:

  • Treehouse Parenting group is a 10-week programme for parents who may or may not have their children currently in their care and who want to build and strengthen relationships with their children.  (Current group dates: 19 July – 20 September, Wellington Point Community Hall).
  • MAISE is a psycho-educational support group for people who are interested in learning more about their own substance use: harm reduction, reducing or stopping, relapse prevention).  (Current group dates: 25 July – 12 September, Redland Bay Community Centre).

More groups will be run by QuIHN depending on demand in the future.

Am I eligible?

To access QuIHN services, you need to be at least 18 years and:

  • Are currently impacted by current or past drug or alcohol use.
  • Thinking about making a change to your substance use- e.g.: seeking support for reducing or stopping use,  detox and/or rehabilitation);
  • Not thinking about changing  your current use but seeking support to take care and use substances safely (harm reduction);
  • Would like support to prevent relapse;
  • Would like education and support because a family member is using alcohol or other substances.

Who can refer?

You can self refer or be referred via your doctor.

To access support please phone 07 3620 8111 or visit QuIHN’s website.

Lives Lived Well

The Beenleigh and Beaudesert Alcohol and Drug (AOD) team provides a range of free services. Their experienced counsellors can help with confidential support and advice including:

  • face to face counselling and case management for young people and adults
  • helping to reduce the harms associated with alcohol and drug use
  • putting together a plan and practical strategies to deal with and/or reduce use
  • information and referral to other treatment and support services
  • support in dealing with the impact of drug use on families and loved ones
  • links to further information and education resources group programs.

Examples of support which the team can provide include:

  • illicit drug misuse and/or dependence
  • alcohol dependence and “binge” drinking
  • recovery planning
  • non-residential rehabilitation (day/group programs)
  • pre and post rehabilitation support
  • family and carer support
  • relapse prevention
  • AOD community education and prevention
  • methamphetamine recovery support.

Am I eligible?

They are open to all demographics and ages.

Who can refer?

  • self-referral
  • GPs
  • allied health professionals
  • health and community organisations
  •  youth workers
  • mental health services
  • corrective services.

For referrals email the Referral form and/or direct enquiries to either beenleighhub@liveslivedwell.org.au OR beaudeserthub@liveslivedwell.org.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Brisbane South PHN is working with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure we support programs that meet the needs and aspiration of our Indigenous peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Programs

Brisbane South PHN Commissioned Service Providers

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation have been contracted to deliver free and culturally appropriate mental health alcohol and drug treatment services and suicide prevention programs to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the Brisbane South PHN region.

IUIH operates through a partnership of community service providers, including the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) and Inala Wangarra to optimise the physical, mental, spiritual and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Logan City and Inala.

Gallang Place delivers healing services through its existing local centres in Inala, Beenleigh, Beaudesert, Logan and the Bay region in addition to outreach healing services.

For information about the program please contact the relevant services:

Integrated Team Care is provided by teams of Indigenous Health Project Officers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Outreach Workers and Care Coordinators. The teams work in the Brisbane South PHN region, across both mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare sectors, to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to:

  • obtain primary health care as required
  • provide care coordination services to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with chronic condition/s who require coordinated, multidisciplinary care
  • improve access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to culturally appropriate mainstream primary healthcare.

A more comprehensive summary of the Integrated Team Care program is featured on the IUIH website (scroll down to Integrated Team Care).

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