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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Alcohol and other drug rehabilitation facility opening in Pilbara

Date posted: 21 July 2014

Recovering alcohol and other drug (AOD) users could be taught skills in aquaculture, horticulture and agriculture as part of their rehabilitation at a new facility in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Residents are expected to start moving into the new 24 bed AOD rehabilitation facility near Port Hedland at the end of this month.

The federally funded project on a 36 hectare block at the Turner River will offer accommodation and learning programs to people across the region.

The centre will be managed by the Yaandina Family Centre and Chief Executive Officer, Veronica Rodenburg, said the aim was to teach residents life and work skills.

'We are hoping if people successfully move through their rehabilitation, they will do that over a period of 12 to 18 months perhaps, and they will leave our facility with a new way of living, with new skills, with a whole new set of ideas about themselves, and a whole set of new capacities.'

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Last updated: 18 July 2014
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