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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Dual-purpose alcohol and other drug centre to open in Carnarvon

A new centre providing day and night treatment services for people in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia (WA) with alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems is set to open. Located at the Carnarvon hospital site, the State Government says the centre will be the first of its kind in WA.

Mental Health Minister, Helen Morton, said that after consultation on how to best address the AOD issues in the Gascoyne, it was agreed that providing two different functions during the day and night was the preferred option.

The 10 bed sobering-up centre will be open at night for those referred by police, the hospital and other local services. The dual-purpose centre will also be a base for the Midwest Community Drug Service Team, which offers a range of specialist AOD services.

The State Government's Royalties for regions program, along with the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia, provided funding for construction and operation of the new centre.

Source: The West Australian

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Midwest Community Drug Service Team
Community Health Building
51-85 Shenton Street
Geraldton WA 6530
PO Box 22
Geraldton WA 6531
Ph: (08) 9956 2424
Fax: (08) 9965 2440
Email: mwcdst@health.wa.gov.au

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Last updated: 2 April 2012
 
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