Alcohol and other drug services
Aboriginal services

Culturally safe support for Aboriginal people.

Our alcohol and other drug (AOD) programs aim to be culturally safe and responsive to Aboriginal people and their families.

Aboriginal alcohol and other drug services

Culturally sensitive support.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are Australia’s First Peoples and the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work.

Our team understand the impacts that drugs and alcohol have on Indigenous Australians as individuals and as a community.

Recognising Australia’s First Peoples’ cultural beliefs is an important element of our specialised support for alcohol and other drugs (AOD). We aim to create a safe space for Aboriginal Australians to speak and find support for harmful substance use.

Our AOD programs offer continued support, safety and cultural sensitivity for Aboriginal people who have suffered alcohol and other drug related challenges, and can link impacted communities with other services including homelessness and mental health programs.

Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership

The Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership was set up to address the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs associated with methamphetamine (known as ‘ice’ ) use. The partnership between Unitingthe Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) and Odyssey House Victoria offers outreach support and better access to a range of AOD treatment services.

Wadamba Wilam 

Wadamba Wilam (Renew Shelter) provides intensive outreach support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges. Our service is delivered through a partnership with Neami National, the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS), and the Northern Area Mental Health Service (NAMHS). We work together to provide support in areas including:

  • mental health
  • housing
  • physical health
  • social and cultural wellbeing
  • substance use
  • employment
  • education.

Aboriginal Consultant

Our Aboriginal Consultant supports our workforce to strengthen cultural understanding and responsiveness, and the development of new treatment services and programs. They support Aboriginal people across our AOD programs and services.

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For more information about our Alcohol and other Drug services, please contact our intake team. 

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1800 700 514

For a free interpreter for a different language please call 1800 316 934.