DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES

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Counselling Services

The drug and alcohol services provide a wide range of services to address the needs of young people and their families whose lives are affected by alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs. The services are free and confidential.

Health Promotions

Youth, Family and Community Connections deliver health promotional activities on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Our Schools program delivers regular sessions to a range of schools along the North West coast. We also run a party safe program, iparty®, at the end of each year.  Other activities include the School Holidays Program, Pitstop health checks, and National Youth Week activities.

NEEDLE SYRINGE PROGRAM

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Safe and accessible environment for the distribution of sterile injecting equipment

The Youth, Family and Community Connections Inc NSP outlet provides a point for contact and continuity and referral for clients needs specifically around education, counselling and referral.

The overall objectives of the NSP are to:

  • Provide a safe and accessible environment for the distribution of sterile injecting equipment, and the provision of information, support, counselling, assessment and referral for clients of the NSP outlet;
  • Facilitate education of the target groups in the principles of harm reduction and other relevant strategies for the reduction of the incidence and the transmission of blood borne viruses and other public health concerns;
  • Facilitate collaboration and partnerships between the service and the NSP Coordinator and other stakeholders;
  • Increase options for the safe disposal of used injecting equipment.