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Pilbara drug and alcohol rehabilitation service



The objective of the Pilbara drug and alcohol rehabilitation service (PDARF) is to construct, operate and manage a 24 bed facility for residential treatment and rehabilitation. This facility will be primarily for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Pilbara region, Western Australia, who present with alcohol and/or other drug use as their primary problem.

PDARF will be constructed just north of the Turner River on the approach to South Hedland. The service delivery will be based on the therapeutic community model (TC).

The TC approach is to treat the whole person through the use of long term peer therapeutic support and a variety of additional services that include family support, education, life skills development, fitness and wellbeing, and post admission planning and support. Most residents of TC's stay for 12 to 18 months.

Yaandina Family Centre began the development of this service in November, 2010.

Abstract adapted from Yaandina Family Centre


Yaandina Family Centre
51 Hampton Street
PO Box 228
Roebourne WA 6718
Ph: (08) 9182 1172
Fax: (08) 9182 1648


Last updated: 18 September 2014
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