Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling

The Northern NSW Local Health District has a range of services aimed at helping you make positive changes to your alcohol and drug use. These include:

  • individual counselling support to reduce or stop your drug/alcohol use
  • hospital consultation and liaison for those at risk of alcohol or drug withdrawal (available at Tweed, Ballina, Lismore, and Grafton hospitals)
  • the Riverlands Inpatient Withdrawal Unit at Lismore Base Hospital – medicated withdrawal from drugs or alcohol
  • the Opioid Treatment Program Methadone, Buprenorphine (including depot) and Suboxone replacement for people who have an opioid dependence
  • the MERIT Program (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment) case management program for people with local court charges and drug use
  • Drugs In Pregnancy: (DIPs) Women who are pregnant and using drugs and/or alcohol
  • Community Engagement Team: (CET) Community based support service for people who are struggling to engage with accessing drug and alcohol services
  • Take Home Naloxone (free) – available at most locations

Adults with alcohol or other drug related problems can access counselling and referral services through Lismore Community Health. To book an appointment, phone intake (02) 6620 7622.

For more information, visit Alcohol and Other Drugs.

More information is also available through our Mental Health Services.

Hours: By appointment only – 8.30am – 4:45pm (Tues-Fri).

Access criteria: Referrals may come from a range of services such as hospitals, GP’s, other health professionals, welfare, child protection, legal or corrective services, or individuals aged 18 or over

Contact: Phone (02) 6620 6200 Fax (02) 6620 6444

Location: Ballina Community Health, 50 Fox Street, Ballina NSW, 2478