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Queensland

DRUG ARM began operations in Queensland in 1979, and has since expanded from a single Brisbane location to having offices across south-east, south-west and central Queensland. The State office acts as headquarters for all programs, administration, fundraising and marketing.

Contact Us
Street address: 473 Annerley Rd, Annerley QLD 4103
Postal address: GPO Box 590, Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone:(07) 3620 8800
Fax: (07) 3392 9846
Email: qld@drugarm.com.au
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Programs

Photo: Megan Cullen, The Courier-Mail
Street Outreach Services

DRUG ARM Queensland operates four Outreach Services. Street Outreach Services (SOS) operate in: Brisbane and Toowoomba, mostly on Friday and Saturday nights. MOSHPIT is a specialised health outreach based in Brisbane that operates during the day.

Treatment programs take varying forms. The CAFSS program, offering case managed support, operates in Brisbane and Ipswich.

The AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Program offers services in Warwick, Brisbane North, Gold Coast, Southern Downs and Mackay/Moranbah.

The QIDDI (Qld Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative) offers services in Bowen Hills, Terwantin, Nambour, Gympie, Ipswich and Mackay offices.

In the South West region, support is provided through the CASPA, FSP and GAADSS programs. Goondiwindi also has a youth program called Getting It Together.

QIDDI, Queensland Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative, operates in Brisbane, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Inglewood, Sunshine Coast and Mackay.

DRUG ARM also provides support to young people at Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast.


Regional Contact Details and Programs Offered

Brisbane
Street address: 473 Annerley Rd Annerley QLD 4103
Postal address: PO Box 590, Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone: (07) 3620 8800
Fax: (07) 3392 9846
SOS: Street Outreach Service
MOSHPIT: Mobile Outreach Support and Health Program by Integrated Teams
CAFSS: Community And Family Support Service
QIDDI: Qld Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative
AOD: Alcohol & Other Drug Program, clinical and prevention

Goondiwindi
Street address: Unit 11 Waggamba Square, 31 Lagoon Street Goondiwindi QLD 4390
Postal address: PO Box 638, Goondiwindi QLD 4390
Phone: (07) 4671 2197
Fax: (07) 4671 4308
GAADSS: Goondiwindi Alcohol and Drug Support Services
QIDDI: Qld Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative

Gympie
Street address:24 Lawrence Street, Gympie QLD 4570
Postal address:as above
Mobile:0408 190 885
QIDDI: Qld Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative

Ipswich
Street address: 42 The Terrace, North Ipswich QLD 4305
Postal address: PO Box 422, Ipswich QLD 4305
Phone: (07) 3281 9504
Fax: (07) 3281 9509
CAFSS: Community And Family Support Service
QIDDI: Qld Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative

Mackay/Moranbah
Street address: Unit 1, 57 Wood Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Postal address: PO Box 11007, Canelands QLD 4740
Phone: (07) 4944 1173
Fax: (07) 4944 0058
QIDDI: Qld Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative
AOD: Alcohol & Other Drug Program, clinical and prevention

Stanthorpe
Street address:35 Short Street, Stanthorpe QLD
Postal address:PO BOX 796, Warwick QLD 4370
Phone:(07) 4681 4241
Fax:(07) 4681 4592
FADS: Family Assistance Drug Support
AOD: Alcohol & Other Drug Program, clinical and prevention

Southport
Address: Unit 30, 3-15 Jackman Street, Southport QLD 4215
Phone: (07) 5532 0717
AOD: Alcohol & Other Drug Program, clinical and prevention
Schoolies Week Programs

Tewantin
Address: 12-14 Ernest Street, Tewantin QLD 4565
Phone: (07) 5474 2350
Fax: (07) 5474 0144
QIDDI: Qld Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative

Toowoomba
Street address: 63 Neil Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Postal address: PO Box 2617, Toowoomba 4350
Phone: (07) 4639 1313
Fax: (07) 4637 8758
SOS: Street Outreach Service
CASPA: The Community And Schools Promoting Achievement
FSP: Parent and Family Support Program

Toowoomba Opportunity Shop
Street address:Shop 16 Southtown Shopping Centre, 138 South Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Postal address: PO Box 2617, Toowoomba 4350
Phone:(07) 4687 7684
Op Shop: Quality Secondhand Opportunity Shop

Warwick
Street address: 74 Grafton Street, Warwick QLD 4370
Postal address: PO Box 2617, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: (07) 4661 9734
Fax: (07) 4661 9289
AOD: Alcohol & Other Drug Program, clinical and prevention


Outreach Programs


MOSHPIT: Mobile Outreach Support and Health Program by Integrated Teams

What does the program do?
The program provides a unique mobile outreach and health service to substance affected people including young people at risk of homelessness and disadvantaged groups in inner city Brisbane.

What services does the program offer?
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.

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
Clients of MOSHPIT include youth at risk of homelessness and other disadvantaged groups

Who works in the program?
The program is run by full time coordinators and staffed by a range of professionals including Centrelink officers, nurses and counsellors and volunteers.

Which regions operate the program?
The program runs in Brisbane city.

Funded By?
MOSHPIT is a partnership funded through a number of generous sources including Centrelink, St Lukes Nursing Service, QML, Mater Mothers, SQWISI and Biala Sexual health, and DRUG ARM.

What support does this program need?
MOSHPIT needs continued funding to operate its service, donations sponsorship and volunteer labour are all appreciated, and greatly help others in the community.


SOS: Street Outreach Services

What does the program do?
The Street Outreach Service reaches out to provide support, information, referrals and transport to individuals or groups of young people on the streets, who are at risk of becoming homeless and/or dependant on alcohol and other illicit drugs.

What services does the program offer?
  • Hot and cold drinks, biscuits, clothing and blankets
  • A listening ear and caring emotional support
  • Transport in emergency situations
  • Information/brochures e.g. health issues, accommodation
  • Verbal support/information on issues regarding health, social or lifestyle issues, alcohol and other drugs
  • Referrals and connection to other professional agencies who offer long term support programs; e.g. rehabilitation, detoxification centres and DRUG ARMS MOSHPIT and HART programs.

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
They are the many individuals or groups of young people on the streets, who are at risk of becoming homeless and/or dependent on alcohol and other illicit drugs.

Who works in the program?
The Mobile patrols are crewed by committed and trained staff and volunteers.

Which regions operate the program?
The Street Outreach programs operate in the following regions:
  • Brisbane & Brisbane West
  • Toowoomba

Funded By?
The entire SOS program is funded by community donations, sponsors and fundraising.

What support does this program need?
The SOS program is in need of volunteers who are interested in helping others, by going out and working on the SOS patrols.
Funds and goods are also needed to support the costs involved in operating the SOS Patrols

Contact Details
To contact a Street Outreach Service in your region please call
Street Outreach Services:

Brisbane (07) 3620 8800
Toowoomba (07) 4639 1313

To donate milk, tea, coffee, soup, cordial or biscuits please call (07) 3620 8800.


Quality Second Hand Opportunity Shop

The Opportunity Shop is now at Shop 16, Southtown Shopping Centre, 138 South Street, Toowoomba.
(07) 4687 7684



Schoolies Week

Over 10 days of the Gold Coast Schoolies Festival, teams of Outreach volunteers operate one of the Recharge Zones, providing support to the estimated 30-40,000 young people at the Festival. Additionally, CARE conducts research examining drug- and risk-taking behaviours of young people at the Festival; this research is also heavily supported by volunteers.

Our Recharge Zone collaborates with volunteers from Rosies, 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 drinks, information and physical support, along with assessment, general support and reconnection. Consistent with our research, alcohol is the drug of choice for Gold Coast Schoolies.

Workers from DRUG ARM and volunteers enjoy the opportunity to work with team members from other areas, and the challenge of working with such large scale celebrations. Schoolies celebrations show no sign of diminishing in size, but the important support provided by DRUG ARM is widely acknowledged as having a significant impact on the safety of young people celebrating a landmark in their lives.

Treatment Programs

AOD: Alcohol and Other Drug Program

What does the program do?
AOD offers intensive case management to those who require ongoing support and additional referrals to overcome or manage their addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues.

What services does the program offer?
AOD provides assessment and support, brief treatment interventions and appropriate referrals.

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
The AOD program provides information and support for individuals and families facing difficulties with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Treatment options and plans include goal setting, budgeting, anger management, self-esteem, motivation maintenance and relapse prevention.

Who works in the program?
Trained drug and alcohol workers.

Which regions operate the program?
The AOD program teams are based in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Moranbah/Mackay, Warwick and Stanthorpe.

Funded By?
The AOD program is funded by Queensland Health through the Chronic Diseases grants.

What support does this program need?
The AOD Program is always looking to raise funds to help support the longevity of the program, to enable visits to clients homes, fund resources and information kits for those that request them and for facilities for volunteers.


CAFSS: Community And Family Support Service
(previously operating as HART)

What does the program do?
CAFSS works with individuals and families with drug and alcohol issues.

What services does the program offer?
CAFSS provides assessment and support, brief treatment interventions and appropriate referrals.

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
Clients include persons with drug and alcohol problems and their families and friends.
CAFSS also answers general questions relating to drug use and effects, and can offer referrals to other community and government services.

Who works in the program?
Trained counsellors and drug and alcohol workers.

Which regions operate the program?
The CAFSS program teams are based in Brisbane and Ipswich.

Funded By?
The Queensland CAFSS program is funded by DRUG ARM fundraising, donations and sponsorships, and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the National Illicit Drug Strategy Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program.

What support does this program need?
Volunteers are a vital element in this service. The CAFSS Program is always looking to raise funds to help support its program, to enable visits to clients homes, fund resources and information kits for those that request them and for facilities for the volunteers.


CASPA: The Community And Schools Promoting Achievement

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

What services does the program offer?
Counselling and emotional support, one on one help with educational and emotional needs support

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
The clients are children and youth in the Toowoomba area that are not coping with the educational requirements at school often due to emotional trauma

Who works in the program?
The program is run by counsellors and project officers who have had training to help children and youth cope with their emotional problems

Which regions operate the program?
The program is currently being run in Toowoomba

What support does this program need?
Funding support, for staff and client resources, office and administrative costs.
Volunteers are always welcome to apply to become a DRUG ARM volunteer and for DRUG ARM training.


FSP - Parent and Family Support Program

What does the program do?
The Family Support Program offers support and assistance to families where a family member has a relationship, family or parenting issue.

What services does the program offer?
The main focus of the program is to promote positive and effective parenting through increasing parent�s knowledge, skills, self confidence and self esteem.

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
The clients of the FSP program are families including children.

Who works in the program?
The program is run by fully qualified staff and trained volunteers.

Which regions operate the program?
This program operates in Toowoomba and is funded by the Department of Communities.

What support does this program need?
FSP is in need of additional funding and resources to help support the families of those with an addiction problem. FSP is also in need of volunteers who can assist either during the day or in the evening.


GAADSS: Goondiwindi Alcohol and Drug Support Services

What does the program do?
Goondiwindi Alcohol and Drug Support Services (GAADSS) operates in Goondiwindi, Boggabilla and Toomelah and provides a rural and remote intervention program for young people and their family experiencing harm through the use of alcohol and other licit and poly-drug use and will include comprehensive assessment, case management and treatment options.

What services does the program offer?
Intervention program for young people and their family experiencing harm through the use of alcohol and other licit and poly-drug use and will include comprehensive assessment, case management and treatment options.

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
Young people and their family who are experiencing harm.

Who works in the program?
The program is run by suitably qualified staff and trained volunteers.

Which regions operate the program?
GAADSS operates in Goondiwindi, Boggabilla and the Toomelah regions.

Funded by?
Continued funding will be from Queensland Health with additional support from both Waggambah Shire Council and Goondiwindi Town Council.

What support does this program need?
Funding for support workers, office equipment, and all other costs of running the program. Volunteers are always needed to provide support.


GIT: Getting It Together

GIT is an intensive case management program for indigenous young people in Bogabilla and Toomelah.



QIDDI: Queensland Illicit Drugs Diversion Initiative

What does the program do?
The QIDDI Court Diversion and Police Diversion Program offers assessment and early intervention strategies for people aged 12 and over who face court appearances due to drug issues.

What services does the program offer?
A two and a half hour assessment and education session with a professional drug and alcohol clinician, aiming 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.

Who are its clients? What are their needs?
Clients of the Court and Police Diversion program are people charged with a minor drug offence/s as an alternative to being fined or convicted. This includes less than 50g cannabis, and less than 1g amphetamine, heroin, ecstacy or other.

Who works in the program?
The program is run by trained staff who can offer a range of treatment options and the option to continue follow up treatments with DRUG ARM.

Which regions operate the program?
The QIDDI Court and Police Diversion Program operates from DRUG ARM offices in Brisbane, Ipswich, Mackay, Nambour, Noosa, Goondiwindi, and Inglewood.

Funded By?
The DRUG ARM QIDDI Program is funded through a joint initiative by the Commonwealth and Queensland Health.


SMART Recovery Treatment Program

Smart Recovery is a voluntary self-help group that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours. SMART Recovery teaches practical skills to help you deal with problems enabling you to abstain and achieve a healthy lifestyle balance. DRUG ARM hosts regular SMART Recovery Group Meetings. You can find out more about this by checking out http://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au/


Contact

For more information about any of DRUG ARM's Treatment programs and services call (07) 3620 8800