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Alcohol and other drugs

This page is for primary care health professionals who need to connect with, or refer patients to support services for alcohol or other drug issues.

Improved coordination of services and increased early intervention for people with these issues, can have a very large, positive impact on the individual, the health system and other sectors.

Informed by the Final Report from the National Ice Taskforce, the Department of Health has provided funding to Brisbane South PHN to support commissioning of drug and alcohol treatment activities.

What Brisbane South PHN is doing

The specific activities that Brisbane South PHN is funded to deliver include:

  • addressing the demand for access to drug and alcohol treatment through needs-based and targeted planning
  • supporting local cross sectoral, integrated approaches to drug and alcohol treatment services
  • facilitating and supporting evidence-based treatment for clients using a range of substances
  • promoting linkages with broader health and support services, including mental health services, to better support integrated/coordination treatment and referral pathways
  • ensuring targeted and culturally appropriate drug and alcohol treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • promoting quality improvement approaches and support for primary health professionals and specialists through education and training.

Brisbane South Alcohol and Other Drugs Collaborative

The Brisbane South Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Collaborative is part of a broader response to identified AOD investment needs within our catchment. Members are representatives of specialist non-government and government AOD services in the Brisbane South region who work together to identify, advise, recommend and plan activities to meet regional needs.

The Collaborative aims to:

  • facilitate sharing of information, expertise and consensus among Brisbane South AOD services and external partners
  • strengthen  the capacity of the AOD workforce within the Brisbane South region
  • strengthen cross-sector capability in regards to the appropriate treatment and referral of clients experiencing AOD issues.

The Collaborative’s activities are funded by Brisbane South PHN and facilitated by the Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drugs.

Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN) Redlands and Island areas

Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN) Redlands and Island areas

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).

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

  • currently impacted by current or past drug or alcohol use.
  • thinking about making a change to 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.

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

Lives Lived Well

Lives Lived Well

The Beenleigh and Beaudesert Alcohol and Drug (AOD) team provides a range of free services.

Examples of support 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
  • Alcohol and other drugs community education and prevention
  • methamphetamine recovery support.

Referrals are accepted for all demographics and ages. Email the referral form and/or your query to beenleighhub@liveslivedwell.org.au or beaudeserthub@liveslivedwell.org.au

Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing programs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing programs

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation deliver 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.

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