The following information is primarily local to the Northern Beaches, however there are many services available Sydney wide.
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Northern Sydney Local Health District provide a range of services. The main ones available locally are listed below or you can view the full listing.
Brookvale Community Health Centre
612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale (opposite Warringah Mall)
Opioid Treatment Program - Northern Beaches - 9388 5111
OTP services provide dosing (Methadone and Buprenorphine), support and case management to people with opiate dependence. The program provides information, education and counselling on alcohol and drugs, screening for blood borne viruses, and psychiatric assessments. The service works closely with Community Pharmacists to support the management of these clients in the community.
Referral: Self referrals, families, friends and General Practitioners, medical and nursing staff and health workers.
Hours: 9:00am to 12:30pm By appointment only: 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Northern Beaches Drug & Alcohol Community Counselling Service - 9388 5333
The Drug and Alcohol Community Centre teams provide assessment, early intervention, ongoing treatment, and prevention of drug and alcohol and gambling problems. Services are also provided to friends and family of clients with substance use problems.
Referral: Self-referrals, families, friends, General Practitioners, medical, nursing and health staff.
Hours: 8.30am - 5pm
Beaches NSP (Formerly Manly Rush) - 9388 5110
Needle & syringe program. Information - advice/referral, outreach, internal dispensing chute, disposal bins.
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
Rush NSP Website
Northern Sydney LHD – Detoxification Unit – Herbert St Clinic - 9463 2533
A 24/7 inpatient unit at Royal North Shore Hospital. The unit provides medically supervised withdrawal management from alcohol and drugs along with an education/therapeutic program which includes groups and case management. Provides comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment and aftercare planning.
Herbert Street, St Leonards
Detoxification Unit Website
SDECC - Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre - 9977 0711
SDECC is a non-government alcohol and other drugs counselling service. Specialises in supporting young people, aged 12 – 25 years, to minimise the harms associated with their problematic alcohol and/or drug use and any associated mental health issues. All clinical services are confidential, free and no medicare card is required.
91 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095
Odyssey House Narrabeen - 1800 397 739
Odyssey House offers community services as well as residential services and the Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program. Community services include alcohol and other drug counselling, mental health services as well as family and parent support programs in locations across Sydney. Residential services include withdrawal and residential rehabilitation programs, mental health and a variety of other programs.
Tramshed Arts & Community Centre
1395A Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen (specific hours only)
1 Ashley St, Hornsby (main office)
Mission Australia - 9480 2500
The service delivers intensive community-based care coordination and support services for people in AOD treatment who have complex needs. It aims to reduce drug and alcohol use and improve health and social functioning.
Suite 405, 44 Hampden Road, Artarmon
AOD Continuing Coordinated Care (CCC) Website
Life Returning Inc. - 0410 194 798
Special outreach services for alcohol and other drugs dependencies and habit. Free confidential service.
543 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale
Life Returning Website
Catholic Care DAYSS - Drug and Alcohol Youth Support Service - 8043 2600
Kedesh Treatment Facility, Northern Beaches - 9932 5300 or 9932 5356 (admissions)
Kedesh Rehabilitation Services (KRS) is a non-government, non-profit organisation. Residential and outpatient programs are designed to address the psychological aspects of addiction and are based on the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Treatment involves individual counselling, case management, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups and activities.
SMART recovery is a voluntary self-help group to assist people in recovery from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours. SMART recovery uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Principles (CBT) to help teach practical skills to assist people achieve their recovery goals. Kedesh run two SMART Recovery meetings that are open to the community.
Manly Community Centre, 12 Wentworth Street Manly
Hours: Wednesdays 7.15pm to 8.45pm
ADIS Alcohol and Other Drug Information Service - 1800 250 015
Provides a free counselling, information and referral service for anyone with concerns about their own or someone else’s use of alcohol or other drugs. Anonymous and confidential service available 24/7.
Lifeline - 13 11 14
For telephone crisis support: Call Lifeline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.