Our Programs

CASPA is an after school program which works in conjunction with the Toowoomba Family Support Program offering counselling and educational support to children who are having difficulty coping in the classroom due to family issues and other outside influences.

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A Clean Needle Program is provided from our office in Warradale, South Australia  from Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. CNP is an important evidence based public health initiative that reduces the spread of blood borne viruses including HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs and the wider community. The Clean Needle Program provides sterile injecting equipment, sharps disposal containers, waste disposal facilities, and information, education and referrals to people who inject drugs to reduce the risk of behaviours that lead to the transmission of blood borne viruses and other injecting related harms.

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CAFSS assists individuals and  families with alcohol and other drug issues. CAFSS is a 12 session program and provides assessment and support, brief treatment interventions and appropriate referrals. Where there are barriers to visiting a Drug ARM office, CAFSS can provide appointments in a person’s home or another mutually agreed location.

Drug ARM’s CAFSS program is available in Queensland (Brisbane & Ipswich), South Australia (Warradale & Hillbank) and New South Wales (Fairfield). Support is provided by trained and supervised volunteers. Contact your local State Office for more information on volunteering for this program.

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The Community Youth and Family Support (CYFS) program is designed to support families in the Toomelah community and assist them to develop positive parenting skills, and to encourage relationship building through parenting groups and family activities. The use of culturally appropriate advice, programs and referrals creates a safe and engaging environment, ensuring that participants feel welcome and respected.

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The Creating Options Program is available in several locations across Queensland and provides information and support for individuals and families experiencing difficulties with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The program offers intensive case management to those who require ongoing support and experience significant barriers to overcome or manage their addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs as well as any related issues. The Creating Options Program provides assessment and support, case management, brief treatment interventions, counselling and appropriate supported referrals.

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The Family Support Program is provided in Toowoomba and offers support and assistance to families where a member of the family has a relationship, family or parenting issue. FSP promotes  positive and effective parenting by increasing parents’ knowledge, skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. The program is run by fully qualified staff and trained volunteers.

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The Getting It Together (GIT) program seeks to provide early intervention for ‘at risk’ young people aged 25 years or under. GIT aims to assist young people in building strategies to reduce drug and alcohol misuse, and other risk taking behaviours. Boggabilla Youth Centre (GIT hub) provides a safe nurturing environment for the youth of the Boggabilla and Toomelah communities. Projects and programs created by GIT are designed to foster a development of ‘self’, allowing young people to experience leadership, self-determination and empathy. GIT seeks to empower young people by encouraging them to express their passions, and aims to promote positive career choices and meaningful lives.

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Goondiwindi Alcohol and Drug Support Service (GAADSS) operates in Goondiwindi, Boggabilla and Toomelah and provides a rural and remote intervention program for young people and their families who are experiencing harms associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs. GAADSS provide comprehensive assessment, case management and treatment options.

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MOSHPIT provides a unique mobile outreach and health service to people at risk of homelessness and disadvantaged groups in inner city Brisbane. The MOSHPIT van offers a fully equipped on board health centre, providing dressings for minor wounds, checkups, referrals to other agencies and support in gaining housing if required.

MOSHPIT is run by full time coordinators and staffed by a range of professionals from Drug ARM and its service partners, which include Centrelink officers, nurses, counsellors and volunteers. 

MOSHPIT is supported by Centrelink, St Luke’s Nursing Service, QML, Mater Mothers, SQWISI and Biala Sexual Health. 

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Drug ARM has a Partners in Recovery Support Facilitator based in Ipswich. Partners In Recovery aims to improve the system response to, and outcomes for, people with complex needs due to severe and persistent mental illness by facilitating individually tailored care. Our role is to better link and coordinate services for clients by assessing individual needs, developing action plans and building pathways and networks of services and supports. We work closely with clients, their families and carers as well as existing service providers to achieve this. 

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The PDDI program is provided in partnership with Anglicare SA and offers assessment and early intervention strategies for adults who have been apprehended in possession of a small amount of illicit drugs deemed to be for personal use only (except cannabis). PDDI provides an assessment and education session with a professional drug and alcohol clinician, aimed at assessing current and past substance misuse, identifying areas of concern and providing education and information on the harms and risks of illicit drugs misuse. Clients may attend eight optional follow up appointments if they would like to receive further support. This service is currently provided in Bowden and Ridgehaven.

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The QIDDI Program offers assessment and early intervention strategies for people aged 12 and over who have been referred through police or courts due to being apprehended with a small amount of illicit drugs in their possession. QIDDI provides assessment and education with a professional drug and alcohol clinician. The aim of the sessions is to assess current and past substance misuse, identify areas of concern and provide education and information on the harms and risks of illicit drug misuse. Clinicians also offer the opportunity to attend follow up treatment with Drug ARM.

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Over 10 days of the Gold Coast Schoolies Festival, teams of outreach volunteers operate one of the Recharge Zones, providing support to the estimated 30,000-40,000 young people attending the event. Additionally, Drug Arm volunteers assist with research, and examining drug and risk-taking behaviours at the event. 

Our Recharge Zone collaborates with volunteers from Rosie’s, Scripture Union, Volunteers In Policing, Hotel Chaplaincy and Gold Coast Schoolies Support Team, as well as working closely with State Emergency Services (SES), ambulance (QAS), police and event organisers. The Zone provides water, information and physical support, along with assessment, general support and reconnection.

The Street Outreach Service operates in several locations in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales and provides harm minimisation, support, information, referrals and crisis intervention to individuals who may be homeless on the streets or otherwise at risk. The patrols are staffed by trained volunteers and provide drinks and snacks, emotional support where required, transport where young people are otherwise at risk, information on a wide range of issues and available services, information on issues regarding health, social or lifestyle issues, alcohol and other drugs and referrals and connections to other professional agencies. Support is provided by teams of trained and supported volunteers. Contact your local State Office for more information on volunteering for this program.

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