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Free one-on-one individual counselling and group sessions for people with identifiable alcohol and/or other drugs dependency, concerned parents and significant others.
(SA only)

Please Note:

All Alcohol and Other Drug Relapse Prevention Groups are temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Group sessions will resume shortly.

South Australian services

Life Without Barriers’ Drug and Alcohol Counselling service provides one-on-one individualised counselling and group sessions for people with identifiable alcohol and/or other drugs dependency and/ or concerned parents or significant others. Access to services is available through self-referral or referral from a GP, Health Services, Mental Health Services, Police, Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS), Disability Service or other Community Organisations.

For more information about any of our Alcohol and other Drugs services or to arrange an appointment, call us or email us.

Outpatient Counselling services

Life Without Barriers (LWB) offers Outpatient Counselling services in targeted regions of South Australia and also connects clients in this program to other agencies and organisations that can provide further assistance. Counselling services are offered in both group and 1:1 sessions and utilise a recovery methodology which teaches practical skills to help our clients build and maintain momentum, cope with urges, and problem solve enabling them to achieve a healthy lifestyle balance.

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One-on-one Individual Outpatient Counselling Services are available in the following locations:

Metro Locations:

  • Adelaide
  • Unley
  • Marion
  • Mount Barker
  • Port Adelaide/Enfield
  • Prospect
  • Modbury
  • Salisbury
  • Gawler/Two Wells

Regional Locations:

  • Ceduna
  • Kadina
  • Mount Gambier
  • Murray Bridge
  • Peterborough
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Pirie
  • Port Lincoln
  • South East Region (Naracoorte, Millicent, Keith/Bordertown)

‘Next Steps’: AOD Assertive Outreach Pilot Program

The Next Steps Assertive Outreach Pilot is an innovative alcohol and other drug support pilot project. It's aimed at people who have not successfully participated in treatment before.

Next Steps finds effective ways to engage people in their treatment, with a focus on accessing local support. The goal is to set up ongoing community support for people post the trial end date to give people the best chance of recovery.

Next Steps is funded by the Commonwealth and coordinated through DASSA and is available in:

  • Metro Location: Onkaparinga region
  • Regional Location: Port Augusta

Case Management

LWB offers Case Management services in targeted regions of South Australia to people with identifiable alcohol and/or other drugs dependency. Case Management services work across social, physical and emotional life domains to support clients in building their capacity to access services and community supports.

The service can be a combination of outreach and site based services, with a focus on setting realistic goals to work towards recovery.

Case Management is available in the following regions:

  • Metro Location: Salisbury
  • Regional Location: Ceduna

Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI)

The PDDI diverts adults detected by the police for simple possession drug offences to a health intervention instead of the justice system.
PDDI will:

  • Increase the number of illicit drug users diverted into education, assessment and treatment
  • Ensure access to timely and appropriate assessment, treatment and support services
  • Reduce the number of people appearing before the courts for use and possession of small quantities of illicit drugs
  • Increase acceptance of, and participation in, diversion schemes
  • Increase the percentage of illicit drug users apprehended by police who successfully complete diversion

Referrals for PDDI are received directly through the South Australian Police Service to the Drug Diversion Line. The Initiative provides a minimum of one assessment and education session with a professional drug and alcohol clinician with an option of eight follow-up appointments to receive further support.

Life Without Barriers gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from Country SA PHN and the Australian Government Department of Health.
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