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Addiction Services is a professional and confidential service for individuals, families, carers and communities impacted by substance use. Our service provides a specialist team approach and works within a harm minimisation framework.
The following list identifies the most common conditions managed by Addiction Services:
Anyone with a substance use issue or their family members and friends are eligible for an assessment. Services provided by Addiction Services are free of charge to Medicare Card holders, excluding any costs associated with any prescribed medications.
A referral to the service is not necessary - people can make an appointment either by phone or in person at a clinic.
Services or agencies can make a referral. On referral, an intake form will be completed to gather personal demographics and relevant clinical information. This information will be discussed at a team meeting on the next business day and will be allocated to a clinician to follow up. Urgency is assessed at the time of referral.
Logan Adolescent Drug Dependencies Early Response Service (LADDERS) The LADDERS team provides a free service for young people aged 12-25 and their families/significant others who are experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use. LADDERS aims to reduce the harms of drug and alcohol use by offering a range of services in a friendly and non-judgmental space.
This team provides intensive outreach support and interventions to primary and secondary homeless people with a focus on enhancing access to support and interventions.
These interventions are provided through a consultative/liaison framework for community and government agencies to seek specialist advice on alcohol and drug interventions.
The team works within an outreach model, which includes:
The team works within the Metro South area providing community education, developing resources and raising awareness to prevent or minimise the harms associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Police and court diversion programs operate from nominated services within the Metro South Hospital and Health Service.
Interventions for the treatment of alcohol and drug presentations fall into three main categories: