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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Safe and sober support service

 

Overview

The Safe and sober support service is an alcohol treatment service in Alice Springs which aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are experiencing the harmful effects of alcohol use.

The service works in a holistic and culturally appropriate way to facilitate improved wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and support those looking for treatment of alcohol and other drug addictions.

Safe and sober support service offer a variety of different services including:

Clients are provided assistance from teams compromising of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers, therapists, and doctors. Referrals come from other services in town including Alice Springs Hospital, Congress Clinic, and Corrections. Clients or families can refer themselves.

Abstract adapted from Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc.

Contacts

Safe and sober program
14 Leichhardt Terrace
Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 1604
Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph: (08) 8959 4750
Fax: (08) 8959 4788

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc
25 Gap Rd
Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 1604
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 4400
Fax: (08) 8953 0350

Evaluated publications

Stearne A, Schnmit S, Gray D, Wilkes ET, Boffa J, Corcoran T (2011)

A program and its evaluation: the Safe and Sober Support Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(Supplement S1): 84

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Last updated: 24 March 2014
 
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