Drug ARM has now started in Rockhampton and is open for referrals.
This is a free drug and alcohol counselling service for up to 12 sessions per referral.
The Creating Options Program (CO Program) is a comprehensive and structured outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment service for individuals with multiple and complex needs. The service delivers intensive clinical support for people 18 years and over who require ongoing treatment to overcome, or manage the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs. The program provides assessment, case management, case formulation, counselling, detox support (not the lead support service), psycho-education, social skills training, relapse prevention, and referral strategies. The program’s delivery utilises the bio-psychosocial model with a recovery orientation, and provides a welcoming, non-judgemental, and confidential environment. Client participation in the CO Program is voluntary.
Additionally, there is the option of providing up to four free sessions for a client’s significant other (e.g., parent, or partner). The Central Queensland Drug ARM service will be qualified in SMART Recovery to be able to facilitate groups starting in April. There is also the flexibility of the CO program that allows the clinical workers to drive to a safe location to have counselling session with clients (e.g., park, café, library, client’s house) if they are unable to attend the counselling location in Allenstown.
The CO Program offers up to four treatment episodes, with each episode usually consisting of 12 weekly one-hour sessions. Referrals from Health and Hospital services are prioritised however referrals from individuals; significant others; government or non-government alcohol and other drug services; Magistrates; General Practitioners; other community or health care services may also be accepted. The CO Program provides services across the following locations: Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Ipswich, Toowoomba Regional Council and Southern Downs Council areas, Goondiwindi, Gold Coast, Gympie, and Rockhampton and greater region
All referrals are to be made to the Central Intake number seen below.
If you require further information please contact Rebecca:
0426 194 824 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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