Drugs and Alcohol

Information to help you deal with issues surrounding drugs and alcohol

“I started doing what everyone else was doing, going to the night clubs once a week, then that turned into twice a week, then 4 times a week.” (Parent)

“I didn’t think it was a problem because all my other friends were doing it and their parents would babysit.
“Then it turned into drinking the other 3 days at my house. After I left detox, I went to rehab, then I found NA and AA and they were a huge support”. (Parent)

“I rang rehabs and the waiting list was too long or I wasn’t eligible or I didn’t fit the criteria. I’m like, ‘You are kidding me?’ So I actually turned my home into a rehab. For me, It was about building new friendships as well and meeting new people to associate with that didn’t use drugs or alcohol. And to this day, my premises are still alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free.” (Parent)

Residential Rehab Services

Destiny Haven

Family-oriented environment where women can experience safety, unconditional love and acceptance, encouragement, counselling and appropriate psycho-and life-skills education to help their recovery and wellness journey. (Hunter Valley)

Kamira Farm

Residential treatment options for women, pregnant women, and women with children who are experiencing problematic alcohol and/or other drug use across New South Wales. (Central Coast)

Kwila Community Based Rehab

Flexible, community-based rehabilitation programs with a focus on continuum of care and integration with other healthcare, social and recovery support services. (Hexham)

Phoebe House

A residential, drug and alcohol rehab program to meet the treatment needs of mothers experiencing substance use issues. The program is holistic, evidence- and outcomes-based and is tailored to each resident and their children’s individual care needs. (Rockdale, Sydney)

The Glen

Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corp. Residential Drug and Alcohol Services for men and women. (Central Coast)

We Help Ourselves (WHOs)

Day program and Therapeutic Community Program. (Hunter Valley & others – see website)

Services to support you in managing drugs and alcohol:

Mercy Services Substance and Family Support

Offer a range of programs to assist families and individuals with a range of issues relating to housing and substance abuse support

Lakeview Detox Unit at Belmont Hospital

Withdrawal Management Unit

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Support for any narcotic (drug) related issues

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Support for any alcohol related issues

Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)

Information and resources on alcohol and other drugs, links to research, journals and more

St Vincent De Paul AOD Continuing and Coordinated Care (CCC) Program

Free and confidential service for people who are struggling to address their drug or alcohol issues

Hunter Primary Care Drug and Alcohol Counselling Psychology Service

Provide psychological counselling services for people with common mental health conditions and substance use problems

Calvary Mater Alcohol and Drug Clinical Services Support Information

Information about drug and alcohol support

HNE Drug and Alcohol Triage and Referral Service (DATARS)

Directory for drug and alcohol services

Calvary Mater Hospital Clinical Services

Information, referral and advice for drug & alcohol clinical services 

HNE Newcastle Cannabis Clinic

Brochure on the Newcastle Cannabis Clinic

HNE Stimulant Treatment Program

Brochure on the HNE Stimulant Treatment Program

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