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Residential Rehabilitation Services

NSW Health funded alcohol and other drug (AOD) withdrawal management and residential rehabilitation services are available through public and non-government providers. During their remarkable careers of pioneering initiatives for young people, the Noffs established Sydney's first crisis centre in 1968, set up the first Drug Referral Centre in Sydney in 1967, co-founded the Aboriginal Affairs Foundation in 1962 and co-founded Lifeline in 1963.
When looking for private health cover for psychiatric services or rehabilitation programs, it's very important to compare health funds thoroughly, as levels of cover vary widely amongst fund and some do not provide cover at all or restrict the benefit amounts payable.

The devastating impact of ‘ice' shows no signs of slowing, with methamphetamine the leading drug problem for the seventh year running according to a report by Odyssey House NSW, which is one of Australia's largest alcohol and other drug treatment services and helps people from around the country.
The demand for our services continues to grow due to the increased use of methamphetamines and prescription drugs and the ongoing impact of alcohol, cannabis and heroin on not only the individuals, but their families and communities,” Ms Babineau said.

Released today, the 2018 Odyssey House NSW Annual Report shows a record 54 per cent of residential rehabilitation clients in the 2017-18 financial year named methamphetamine-type drugs (e.g. ‘ice' or crystal meth, speed, Psychologist Bondi Junction base) as their principal drug of concern i This is up 10.2 per cent on 2017 admissions (49% of clients) and up 80 per cent on 2012 (30% of clients), when methamphetamine replaced alcohol at the number one position.
Among those who received specialist alcohol and other drug treatment services, alcohol was the principal drug of concern (40.4%) for people who sought both SHS support and AOD treatment services which was slightly higher than those who had not sought assistance for homelessness (AIHW 2016) (Table S3.20).
Healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do. We are looking for an experienced Counsellor Case Manager with a demonstrated understanding of the AOD and Mental Health Sector to work with the Youth Program team and our clients in Burleigh Heads.

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