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Wuchopperen Health Service runs the Substance misuse program (SMP). The goals of the program are to improve the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples in Cairns, Queensland.
This program works with individuals, couples and families experiencing issues related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Team members deliver direct services and act as a referral point for other supports that may meet the needs of clients. The program does this by offering:
Abstract adapted from Wuchopperen Health Service
Wuchopperen Health Service
13 Moignard Street
Manoora, Cairns, Qld 4870
Ph: (07) 4080 1000
Fax: (07) 4032 4961
Atherton Midin Clinic
22C Evans Street
Atherton Qld 4883
Ph: (07) 4091 8400
This resource includes both the Cairns Community Flow Chart and the Chroming/sniffing guide.
Chroming/sniffing: a guide for people involved with youth using volatile substances includes a referral guide for those people involved with youth who are inhaling: providing information on how to identify if someone is using volatile
substances; what to do if someone is passed out; and how to decide where to go for help.
The Cairns Community Flow Chart is a guide for individuals working with people at risk of self harm and suicide; providing information on how to identify if someone is at risk of suicide, the level of risk, and a referral guide dependent on the level of risk identified.
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