Alcohol and other drugs: health professionals

Service delivery

Alcohol and other drug education, prevention and treatment services are delivered through a range of government and non-government services.

Service Development

The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Development and Quality oversees funding for non-government alcohol and other drug (AOD) services through the Department of Health's Grants Management System.

After agreements are signed, a Services Development Officer helps the external service provider meet its contractual obligations and evaluates its performance.

Resources for non-government mental health, alcohol and other drugs services

Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program

The Remote AOD Workforce Program was started in 2007 following a report on violence in Indigenous communities and sits within Aboriginal Medical Services and the Department of Health.

The program covers 32 communities across the Northern Territory (NT) with over 90% of the workforce identifying as Indigenous.

Top End Health Service (TEHS)

Top End Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (TEMHAODS) TEMHAODS provides individualised, coordinated and effective health assessment, case management and recovery focused treatment services, and develops prevention, promotion and early intervention strategies in collaboration with other agencies.

TEMHAODS have integrated their service delivery structure to maximise patient continuity, reduce duplication and complication of service access points, enhance service integration and ultimately provide a better outcome for the patient.

Go to the Northern Territory Government website to read about Top End Mental Health Services locations.

Central Australia Health Service (CAHS)

Alcohol and Drug Services Central Australia (ADSCA) provides a non-residential counselling service, home detoxification services, community development and nationally accredited training courses.

The service offers specialised assessment, treatment and referral of people using or affected by the range of alcohol and other drugs.

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Last updated: 15 December 2016

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