About Drug & Alcohol Services

Drug and Alcohol Services is part of the Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol Directorate of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Drug and Alcohol services provide treatment, information and support to individuals and families being affected by problems concerning alcohol, heroin, cannabis, amphetamines, tranquillisers and other drugs.

Specific programs are:

  • Community Drug and Alcohol Counsellors located across the Northern NSW Local Health District
  • Riverlands 16-bed detoxification unit in Lismore
  • Pharmacotherapy clinics for the treatment of heroin dependence
  • Magistrates’ Early Referral into Treatment Program (MERIT)
  • Consultancy, training and support to other agencies and health professionals