Drug & Alcohol Services

Drug & Alcohol Services include ambulatory detoxification, counselling, early intervention, hospital consultation, opioid treatment services, medical support & treatment, community development, education and training and the diversion into treatment of illicit drug offenders (MERIT) program.

What we offer

Counselling: Individual support to reduce or stop your drug use. An Aboriginal specific worker maybe available.

Hospital Consultation and Liaison: Nurse to see people who are hospital inpatients and at risk of alcohol or drug withdrawal. This service is available at Lismore and Grafton hospitals.

Inpatient Withdrawal Unit: Medicated withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.

Opioid Treatment Program (OTP): Methadone, Buprenorphine and Suboxone replacement for people who have an opiate dependence or chronic pain issues.

MERIT Program: (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment) Case management program (up to 3 months) for people who have 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 not currently accessing drug and alcohol services.

Contact numbers

Ballina                                                         (02) 6620 6187 
Byron Bay Shire                                       (02) 6639 9128
Grafton                                                        (02) 6641 8709
Lismore and surrounding shires       (02) 6620 7600
Maclean                                                       (02) 6640 0123
Nimbin                                                         (02) 6688 1434
Tweed Valley                                              (07) 5506 7010

After Hours:
For after hours inquiries, contact your local Doctor or Emergency Department. In an emergency call 000 for an ambulance.