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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Offering Support and Education around Alcohol and Other Drugs to the Community.
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The IWC Alcohol and Other Drugs program offers counselling, case management, early intervention and education services to First Nations people in the Bundaberg region.

The program provides holistic and culturally inclusive support by offering:

  • Counselling for individuals and families with AOD concerns
  • One-on-one case management, including referrals to supporting services as required.
  • Liaising with agencies and community groups
  • Providing education through group information sessions
  • Delivering and participating in alcohol/drug health promotion initiatives

We know that Alcohol and other drugs usage has underpinning causes and adverse effects on the user, their health, family, and community. The is why IWC also offers holistic support through services covering:

  • Medical Care
  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Integrated Team Care for Chronic Disease Management
  • Dental Care
  • Community, Youth and Family programs
  • Allied Health
  • Gym

Am I Eligible?

The Alcohol and Other Drugs program is available to all First Nations individuals and members of their households.

Accessing Alcohol and Other Drugs Services

There are multiple avenues to access the program:

  • Self-referral (phone call or walk-in)
  • Referral by family
  • Referral by GP or other medical professional
  • Referral through Parole or Probation services
  • Referral through community agencies

All referrals require the person's consent before the referral being made.

IWC is committed to protecting the privacy of all service users and is bound by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 and IWC Policy.

Opening hours

Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM4:30 PM
Public HolidaysClosedClosed