Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Northern NSW Local Health District has a range of services aimed at helping you make positive changes to your alcohol and/or 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, Byron, 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) a community outreach service for people who need additional support to engage with drug and alcohol services.
  • Take Home Naloxone (free) – available at most locations.

In Tweed, phone 07 5506 7010.

For more information, visit Alcohol and Other Drugs

More information is also available through our Mental Health Services.