Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Services – Townsville
New and previous clients can access clinical treatment services by attending an intake session at the North Ward Health Camps at 35-38 Gregory Street office. Intake sessions are available at these times (no appointment required) – Monday to Friday: 09:30 – 1200 Monday to Thursday: 13:00 – 15:30 Intake sessions involve face-to-face contact and, for this reason, must be attended in person. The initial consultation will take about 15-45 minutes. On first contact, clients will be asked to complete some initial paperwork. Following attendance at an intake session, clients may be offered ongoing treatment services. Appointments for assessment and counselling sessions are available at a number of locations. These presently include the Townsville main office and the Kirwan Campus of Community Health. Services available Provision of clinical assessment and psychological interventions to individuals, their partners and families on substance-related matters. Provision of opiate substitution and other pharmacological-based programs for the management of addiction. Provision of planned withdrawal from substances under medical supervision. Referral of clients with more complex issues to a range of public and private health and welfare services across the public and private sector. Development and delivery of a range of prevention and health promotion initiatives using a community development approach. Broad awareness raising programs and education on substance-related issues within the community. Education and training of health professionals in the assessment and management of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs in primary health care settings (eg evidence based practices). Consultative services on the development of policies and procedures to more effectively manage the substance-related problems of staff and / or clients in workplaces. In conjunction with the Department of Corrective Services and Department of Justice and Attorney General, Townsville Health Service District contributes to the Pilot Townsville Drug Court Program.