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New location for Darwin's Alcohol mandatory treatment facility

Darwin's alcohol mandatory treatment facility will be relocated to an improved and secure facility at Darwin Correctional Centre's low-security accommodation, once the construction of the Darwin Correctional Precinct is completed mid-next year.

Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation, Robyn Lambley and Minister for Correctional Services, John Elferink today announced plans to move the Darwin alcohol mandatory treatment service from its short-term site at the grounds of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) to the new location at Berrimah. Mrs Lambley said the accommodation, currently used to detain low-security offenders, will provide patients undergoing alcohol mandatory treatment with a safe, secure and modern facility. 'The new accommodation will ensure that people who are receiving treatment will get the help they need in a safe and secure facility to turn their lives around. Alcohol mandatory treatment is already achieving results and having a positive effect on people in the community who face chronic alcohol addiction.'

Mrs Lambley said the facility at RDH is serving as a short-term site for the Darwin alcohol treatment service, and will revert back to its original purpose once the new facility is operational.

Source: Northern Territory Government Newsroom

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Last updated: 29 August 2013
 
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