Drug Arm – Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service – Coronavirus Response
We continue to offer The Day Program (Rehab) and the Creating Option Program in Roma in their adapted form, see flyer.
We are open for new and existing clients
As of 23 March 2020, Drug ARM has moved our face-to-face alcohol and other drug and mental health services to telephone, online or virtual modules.
Drug ARM has always placed the health and safety of our clients, supporters and stakeholders at the centre of our care model. In these challenging times, we are doing all that we can to continue providing flexible and accessible high-quality services.
Most of our programs and services will continue, however our Annerley Library, Education and Training, Op Shops and Street Outreach Services have been closed temporarily in line with Government advice.
The following is an overview of changes to our programs and services.
- Telephone intake and assessment for all new referrals
- Face to face group sessions have transitioned to individual telephone or online check in sessions
- Face to face individual sessions have transitioned to telephone or online appointments
- Face to face groups have transitioned to a virtual classroom model
- Tele/video conference care co-ordination meeting options in place
- Face to face individual appointments have transitioned to telephone or online appointments.
The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (DATS) enables people to access professional support face-to-face or via telephone. This service offers individuals assistance in addressing any issues relating to their own use of alcohol and other drugs.
You might use DATS if you:
feel you need to talk to someone about what’s going on in your life
could use some support while clarifying your goals and future direction
- are worried about your mental health or feeling down or stressed
- would like information and education about alcohol and other drugs
- are feeling isolated or alone and want to increase your support networks
- want to reduce your drug and/or alcohol use
What service is provided?
The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (DATS Program) is a comprehensive and structured outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment service for individuals with multiple and complex needs. The service delivers intensive clinical support for people 18 years and over who require ongoing treatment to overcome, or manage harms associated with alcohol and other drugs. The program provides assessment, case management, case formulation, counselling, detox support, psycho-education, social skills training, relapse prevention, and referral strategies. The program is delivered in a welcoming, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Client participation in the DATS program is voluntary.
A DATS episode involves interventions over 12 weekly one hour sessions. Clients seeking support can be seen for up to four consecutive episodes, approximately one year of continued treatment. As the program is voluntary, clients may choose to withdraw before the completion of 12 sessions.
Who provides the service?
A qualified clinical worker will deliver the program sessions. Drug ARM staff are trained in up-to-date counselling practices and techniques. All of the staff are supported by DRUG ARM Australasia to engage in ongoing professional development and supervision. DRUG ARM Australasia is committed to continuous improvement and the provision of effective services.
Feedback and complaints
Periodically workers will ask you questions about how you rate your session. You can also give feedback using a client feedback form and ask at any time about our grievance procedure.
Address: 61 McDowall Street Roma
Website: Drug Arm Australasia
If you would like further information about the DATS program, contact Drug ARMS central intake team on 3620 8880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org