Drugs Treatment and Support Service
This is a specialised service for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds.
CAaSSA staff are well trained and experienced in working with individuals with alcohol and other drugs issues.
We have staff members from diverse backgrounds; We respect your culture and we have staff members who speak your language. We are currently covering the following languages: Kirundi, Dinka, Swahili, Vietnamese, French. Nepali, Dari, Fasi and more.
Our services are:
- Free services
- Voluntary use of service
- Respectful of individuals’ rights
- Non-judgmental attitude
- Language and cultural appropriate
Who can access this service?
- Adult (over 18 years old) and their families from CALD backgrounds
- Individuals are experiencing harms associated with Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) uses (e.g., social, health/mental health, family, legal, employment, finance, homelessness and addiction itself).
- Geographically in Adelaide metropolitan areas
How we can help?
- Assessment: We conduct a holistic assessment including AOD, health/ mental health and other social issues to assist you identifying your service needs and goals. After the assessment, we will work with you to develop your care plan to achieve your goals.
- Brief interventions: We also provide information, education and referrals to address your immediate needs.
- One-on-one support service: Once the care plan/goals are developed, an allocated case manager works with you to provide one-on-one support to assist you to achieve your goal. Additionally, our staff have had rich lived experience who could assist you along your journey.
- Individual counselling: A skilled and qualified counsellor who will speak and explore with you to find ways that you could:
– self-manage your AOD uses (e.g., learn skills to reduce harms associated with using habit), or
– if you contemplating of give-up using and want to explore more options, or
– assist you through your AOD use recovery process, and
– develop strategies for relapse prevention.
Our counsellor used their knowledge evidence base therapies (i.e. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and incorporating with cultural sensitive elements.
- Smart recovery support groups: this is a group program offering a safe and supportive environment for you to make positive changes and achieve your goals around AOD uses. There will be a peer worker and a senior AOD program staff who are cofacilitating this group.
- Peer support: have lived-experience, mutual understanding and support to you while you are receiving support from our service. The peer worker can work along side you to assist you to achieve your goals.
- Family or significant others: CAaSSA provide information, education and referrals to your family members who have concerns about your AOD and related uses. With your consent of the family involvement, CAaSSA also work with your family/significant others to achieve your goals.
How to access or refer someone to CAaSSA service?
You can access this service via the followings:
- Self -referral
- Anyone can refer another person (with their consent)
Contact admin team via email or telephone to fill in a Referral form.
Phone: (08) 8447 8821
This is a combination of outreach and onsite based service
CAaSSA- main office : 62 Athol St Athol Park SA 5012
Flinders Wellbeing Centre- shared location: 28 Ann St Salisbury SA 5018
Outreach settings (e.g., library, community centre, home visit)