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Australian and New Zealand Evaluation Tools and Guidelines

Review of the Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set, January 2011

Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set 2012-2013: Specifications and Collection Manual

Diagnostic screening tool

Screening, Assessment and Evaluation: AOD, smoking and gambling. Matua Raki, National Addiction Workforce Development, New Zealand

Te Whare Tapa Whã: Maori Health Model

The Case for AOD Treatment Courts in New Zealand


Education and Reviews

Towards better practice in therapeutic communities

Scottish Addiction Studies on-line library

Individual Study Project

NIDA Report – What is a Therapeutic Community?

The Drug Misuse – UK Psychosocial Guideline

Addiction Treatment is Everybody’s Business: Where to from here? National Committee for Addiction Treatment, New Zealand 2011

Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors TAP 21-A, US Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, 2007

Let’s Get Real: Guide for Managers and Leaders, New Zealand Ministry of Health, 2009

Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components, US Department of Justice, 2004

Working with People in the Criminal Justice Sector: Reflective Workbook. Matua Raki, National Addiction Workforce Development, New ZealandSupporting New Zealand’s Therapeutic Community Workforce: An investigation of current needs. A scoping report developed by Matua Raki for the Ministry of Health


Research Papers

Magor-Blatch, L.E., Keen, J.L., & Bhullar, N. (2013). Personality factors as predictors of program completion of drug therapeutic communities Mental Health and Substance Use.

Gholab, K. M. & Magor-Blatch, L.E. (2013). Predictors of retention in “Transitional” Rehabilitation: Dynamic versus Static Client Variables. Therapeutic Communities: International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 34(1) 16-29.                                                                                                                                                            Gholab, K. & Magor-Blatch, L.E. Predictors of retention

Lifeline through Art, Odyssey House NSW. Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser, Wednesday 5/12/2012
Lifeline through Art – Odyssey House NSW

Smith, B., Gailitis, L. & Bowen, D.J. (2012). A preliminary evaluation of Goldbridge adventure therapy substance abuse treatment program. Unpublished manuscript, Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services, Southport, Australia.
Goldbridge Bowen (2012) A preliminary evaluation

International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 31(2) Summer 2010
International Journal Therapeutic Communities, 2010, 31(2)

James Pitts, Cost benefits of Therapeutic Community programming. Den Haag, June 2009
James Pitts – Cost benefits of TCs

Magor-Blatch, L. (2008). Substance use in the 21st Century: Different or More of the Same? In Psych,3(5). The Australian Psychological Society
Magor-Blatch, L. (2008) InPsych

Stace, S. (2007). Individual Study Project: Are staff training needs adequately addressed in Therapeutic Communities in relation to working with residents who have a diagnosis of personality Disorder? Stirling University, UK.
Stace, Individual Study Project on Therapeutic Communities

Darke, S., Williamson, A., Ross, J., & Teesson, M. (2006). Residential Rehabilitation for the Treatment of Heroin dependence: Sustained Heroin Abstinence and Drug Related Harm 2 years after Treatment Entrance. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 5(1), 9-18
Darke, S., Williamson, A., Ross, J. & Teesson, M. (2006). Residential_Rehabilitation_for_the_Treatment_of.2[1]

James Pitts, Possible contributing factors to the deterioration of client profiles at Odyssey House, WFTC Conference, Spain 2004
James Pitts – Possible Contributors to deterioration Client Profiles

National Institute on Drug Abuse (2002). What is a Therapeutic Community?
Therapeutic Communities Research 03

Waters, G. (2001). The Case for AOD Treatment Courts in New Zealand.
Waters, The case for AOD Treatment Courts in New Zealand 2011

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set

Around 170,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug use were provided in Australia in 2009-10. Almost half were for treatment related to alcohol use-the highest proportion observed since the collection began in 2001. As with previous years, counselling was the most common type of treatment offered. One in ten episodes involved more than one type of treatment.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In New South Wales in 2009-10, 258 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and outlets provided 35,202 treatment episodes. This was an increase of eight treatment agencies and 309 episodes compared to 2008-09.Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, rising from 51% of episodes in 2008-09 to 54% in 2009-10. Cannabis accounted for 18% and heroin for 10% of episodes. The proportion of amphetamine-related episodes fell slightly from 9% to 7%. Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (34% of episodes), followed by withdrawal management (20%) and assessment only (16%).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In Western Australia in 2009–10, 52 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 17,187 treatment episodes. This was an increase of eight treatment agencies and 272 treatment episodes compared with 2008–09. The median1 ages of persons receiving treatment for their own drug use (30) and those seeking assistance for someone else’s drug use (47) were similar to 2008–09. Alcohol (49%), cannabis (19%) and amphetamines (14%) were again the top three drugs of concern. As in 2008–09, counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (63% of episodes), followed by withdrawal management (8%), rehabilitation and information and education only (both 6%).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In Queensland in 2009-10, 118 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 23,090 treatment episodes. Alcohol and cannabis were the most common principal drugs of concern at 38% and 36% of treatment episodes respectively, followed by opioids (8%).The greatest proportion of treatment episodes was for information and education only (42%) followed by counselling (28%) and assessment only (17%).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In the Australian Capital Territory in 2009-10, 10 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 3,585 treatment episodes. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern (55%), followed by cannabis (17%) and heroin (14%). These proportions were similar to the previous year. Episodes reporting amphetamines as their principal drug of concern dropped by 3 percentage points from 9% in 2008-09 to 6% in 2009-10. The most common form of treatment in 2009-10 was counselling accounting for 30% of treatment episodes, followed by withdrawal management (21%).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In the Northern Territory in 2009-10, 20 government-funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 3,798 treatment episodes. This represented one less treatment agency and around 40 extra treatment episodes compared with 2008-09. Alcohol was the principal drug on concern for 69% of treatment episodes in 2009-10 the highest proportion of all states and territories. The most common form of main treatment provided was assessment only (39% of episodes), followed by counselling (21%), and rehabilitation (16%). The proportion of clients receiving withdrawal management (detoxification) as their main treatment fell from 15% of episodes in 2008-09 to 7% in 2009-10.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In Victoria, 138 publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and outlets supplying data provided 52,133 treatment episodes in 2009-10. This was an increase of two agencies and about 5,000 treatment episodes compared with 2008-09. Alcohol (46%), cannabis (23%), opioids (19%, with heroin alone accounting for 14%), and amphetamines (5%) were the most common principal drugs of concern. Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided (accounting for 51% of episodes) followed by withdrawal management (detoxification) (19%) and support and case management only (13%).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

In South Australia in 2009-10, 59 publicly-funded government and non-government alcohol and other drug treatment agencies provided 9,092 treatment episodes. This was an increase of four treatment agencies but a decrease of 572 treatment episodes from 2008-09. Alcohol was again the most common principal drug of concern (56%), followed by amphetamines (11%) and cannabis (10%). Counselling was the most common form of main treatment provided in 2009-10 (accounting for 27% of episodes) a change from recent years, in which the predominant treatment type was assessment only.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

This data bulletin summarises the main findings from the 2008-09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) for Tasmania.


Australian Government’s National Drug Strategy 2010-2015$File/nds2015.pdf$File/indigeval-final.pdf


Australian Government’s National Drug Strategy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Complimentary Action Plan 2003-2009



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Media Releases

ATCA Conference Press Release – Perth

2011 Awards for Excellence in Drug Treatment

Canberra Times Opinion Piece – NSPs in prisons – 7 January 2011

Prison TC programmes help cut crime 1st November 2010

Opinion piece – Sydney Morning Herald 3rd September 2010

Canberra Times article July 2010

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Opinion piece – Celebrity Rehab


ATCA Standard

The ATCA Standard has achieved certification with the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand, responsible for providing accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (CABs) in the fields of certification and inspection. Accreditation by JAS-ANZ demonstrates the competence and independence of these CABs.

Certification by JAS-ANZ has brought to a conclusion more than 12 years of work by the ATCA Board, beginning with the 2002 Towards Better Practice in Therapeutic Communities project, and the development of the Modified Essential Elements Questionnaire (MEEQ), which became the basis of the ATCA Standards project, funded in 2008 by the Australian Government.

The ATCA Standard provides a two-tiered approach to certification for residential rehabilitation services (Performance Expectations 1-6) and therapeutic communities (Performance Expectations 1-13).  All are based on the Essential Elements (ATCAEE) which were modified in consultation with the membership in 2002, to 79 statements, divided under three broad headings:

  • TC Ethos (21 statements)
  • Aspects of program delivery (50 statements)
  • Quality assurance (8 statements)

In addition to the ATCA Standard, the ATCA Board in consultation with the membership, has developed a series of Interpretive Guides to provide examples of the way in which the criteria contained in the ATCA Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services Standard might be interpreted. They are not intended to be a definitive guide, but rather to provide a framework for reviewers and agencies to both prepare for and to review against the ATCA Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services Standard.

The First Interpretive Guide to the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association Standard for Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services was released in July 2013.  This was followed in 2015 by the Interpretive Guide for Youth Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services.  The second edition of this guide (March 2017) is included below.

A special working group was then established to develop a third Interpretive Guide – this time the Interpretive Guide for Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clients and Residents.  This Interpretive Guide has been designed for use by Residential Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Community services whose prime population are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident and client groups.

ATCA has formed a partnership with Breaking New Ground (BNG) to offer ATCA members and organisations wishing to adopt the ATCA Standard, with an online service that provides an easy, electronic system for managing quality, risk and compliance.   The Standards and Performance Pathways (SPP) is a patented online platform and integrated quality management system for service provider organisations and assessors.

ATCA has its own tailored version of the SPP – the ATCA Quality Portal, carrying the ATCA Standard for Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services. The ATCA Quality Portal features quality standards assessments, an automatically generated quality improvement plan, with guides and resources to support organisations in meeting the ATCA Standard, as well as other relevant quality or service standards.

Through the standards cross referencing system, a way of completing multiple sets of standards through a single assessment process is provided. It also provides progress graphs, benchmarking, global reporting, as well as a document management system and compliance registers, with calendar and email alerts.

The general SPP is now used widely by service providers, peak bodies and government departments throughout Australia. For more information about the ATCA Quality Portal and the 15% discount to ATCA members, please refer to the information below.


Please download the ATCA Standard and Interpretive Guide below:

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc (ADAC)



P: (08) 8641 2116

F: (08) 8641 1832

E: [email protected]


P: 08 8641 3135

E: [email protected]


P: (08) 8625 3530

E: [email protected]

The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc  (ADAC) is unique as it is the only Indigenous peak body of its kind in Australia, representing over 30 Aboriginal Community Organisations from across South Australia.

ADAC services offer:

  • Footsteps – Road to recovery alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation
  • Stepping Stones alcohol and drug (non residential) centres (Port Augusta, Ceduna)
  • Makin Tracks (community AOD education)

ADAC is a proud employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and regards its human resources, cultural integrity and service partnerships as key components to the success of its services.


The catchment area for clients accessing ADAC services covers almost 900,000 klms across NW SA and includes;

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yangyantjara Lands + communities Maralinga Tjarajara Lands + Oak Valley Scottdesco
Ceduna + 11 homelands Marree Port Augusta Whyalla
Coober Pedy Oodnadatta Port Lincoln Yalata Community
Konnibba Penong Roxby Downs  


The 12-bed service operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Footsteps offers a 12-week program that focuses on the social, psychological and behavioural aspects of harmful alcohol and drug use, using community support and self reflection to heal.  The program encourages personal growth and behavior change.

The culturally inclusive program includes:

–  Group therapy
–  Counselling
–  Alcohol & drug education and strategies
–  Health education & activities
–  Life skills development
–  Social connections and interaction
–  Cultural connectedness & activities
–  Development of supportive networks

With support from Footsteps staff and other residents in the community, a person’s individual success is dependent on their commitment to change and taking responsibility for their own recovery.


Referrals are accepted from Alcohol and Drug services, Aboriginal Community Health Centers, Prisons, other Agencies, Mental Health Units, and Hospitals,

Referrals must include initial screening to determine whether a client is eligible


 After a referral is accepted, a person undergoes various admission assessments to assist Footsteps provide the best care during their stay.  Referring agents are able to help them with this. (Potential residents with complex needs may require further assessments before entering the rehab).  Where referral agents cannot assist in obtaining assessments and completing forms please contact our nearest Stepping Stones Drug and Alcohol centers or Aboriginal Community Health services, for assistance.


The Footsteps program takes 12 weeks (three months) for completion.


We know that people don’t just have a drug & alcohol problem. While abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is one people’s goal, many other individual goals can be reached, for example, improved family and other relationships, improved social and work skills, improved health, improved parenting skills, building self esteem, positive social interaction, healthy lifestyle and supports.  Residents are supported to plan and achieve their own, short term and long term goals.


We help residents to develop their own plan to maintain their recovery and prevent relapse, before they exit. Residents are connected to the one of our Day Centers and other key agencies for continued support once they are near completing the program.


Stepping Stones provides a range of treatment and non-residential programs to Aboriginal people who are experiencing problems caused by harmful alcohol and drug use.

Stepping Stones focuses on  a harm minimization approach providing support and treatment referrals for people who misuse petrol, alcohol, cannabis, methamphetamine and other substances. Clients are also supported pre and post residential rehabilitation on their pathway to recovery.

Stepping Stones provide an informal setting for clients wanting daily support:

–  Counselling
–  Treatment planning
–  Health check up
–  Health and alcohol and drug education
–  Daily support including:
–  Shower and laundry facilities
–  Breakfast and lunch.

Day activities, (developed in consultation with Aboriginal men and women who access the service), which includes:

–  peer support groups
–  arts and crafts
–  music therapy
–  life skills
–  employment and computer skills
–  recreational and family activities

The Stepping Stones team includes a health practitioner, an alcohol and drug worker and support staff who work closely with clients who access the service and link them with specialist and support services.

Outreach staff from Stepping Stones also work with Aboriginal communities in the region to assist them to address harmful alcohol and drug use.

Lynne Magor-Blatch, Executive Officer

Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch, MAPS, FCFP, FCCLP
PhD, M.Clin.Psych; M.Psych (Forensic); B.A. (Hum & Soc.Sci); Grad. Dip. Applied Psych.; Cert IV TAA.
Honorary Principal Fellow, School of Psychology University of Wollongong

Lynne commenced her training in TCs in the United Kingdom in 1974, working at both Alpha House in Portsmouth and the Ley Community in Oxford. In 1979 she returned to Australia to take up a position with the Victorian Government in Community Education and later, with the Victorian Health Department, working in drug education and prevention at school and community level.

Lynne has more than 40 years’ experience within the Alcohol and Other Drug field, in both the non-government and Government sectors, as a program and clinical director, policy officer, lecturer, researcher and consultant. She has held positions of Associate Professor at the Universities of Canberra, Wollongong and the Australian National University and has extensive experience in program planning and development, particularly in the area of diversion initiatives for offenders and in the establishment of therapeutic community programs for women and families.

Lynne is the primary author of a number of publications, training programs and treatment interventions and has presented at both national and international conferences. She has also served as the National Convener of the Australian Psychological Society’s Psychology and Substance Use Interest Group for a number of years, and was the Chair of the Illicit Drugs in Sports Initiative. She has also held appointments to the IGCD National AOD Workforce Development Strategy Working Group, the Advisory Committee for the Review of the Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment Services Sector and is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities.

In 2008, Lynne received the ATCA Award for Significant Contribution to the TC Movement and in 2010, Lynne was inducted into the National Drug and Alcohol Awards Honour Roll.  In 2013, Lynne completed a PhD with the University of NSW with a study which compared outcomes for 125 participants in five Australian TCs receiving the Group Intervention for Amphetamine-type Stimulant (ATS) use (GIATS) with treatment as usual for 121 participants in seven matched TCs. In 2016, she was one of eleven people chosen from across the world to represent Civil Society in New York at the United Nations General Assembly Special Sitting (UNGASS) on the world drug problem.

YSAS Birribi

YSAS Birribi





Phone: 1800 009 121
Fax: (03) 9430-2301
10 Eucalyptus Road, Eltham 3095
P.O. Box 264 ELTHAM 3095

YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service) is a quality accredited organization that enables young people to build on their strengths and deal with a range of significant issues relating to alcohol and/or drug use, mental health and legal matters. This includes early intervention programs that assist young people and families to prevent the escalation of any problems.

Birribi is a 15-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program, located in the north-east of Melbourne, for young people aged 15-20 years who are endeavouring to manage their alcohol and/or other drug problems. The average program stay is three months.

The holistic program comprises a mix of group and individual therapy, recreational, vocational and educational activities, with an overall focus on community living and shared responsibility.

For more information, visit:



Looking for some support?

ATCA members provide more than 70 Therapeutic Communities (TCs) and associated services across Australia and New Zealand.  The locations of services are provided on the map below, and our website provides the names and contact details of these services, all of which are available to help you or someone you know who has an alcohol or other drug problem.

ATCA Locations Map

ATCA, as the peak body, is not the point of referral. The locations map (above) will tell you which state or territory of Australia, or where in New Zealand, each service is located.  Once you have identified the service, navigating the system is easy –

  1. Click on the “Looking for Help?” button at the top of this page
  2. Select the location (Australian state or territory or New Zealand) from the drop-down box
  3. This will then open a further drop-down box with a list of TCs (e.g. there are 16 listed in NSW)
  4. Click on the name of a TC and follow the information provided on the organisation’s page. This will give you a phone number and/or an email address

There are many things to consider when you are seeking treatment and rehabilitation for yourself or someone in your life.

We are here to help, and wish you well on this important journey.

Our History

In 1985, the Social Issues in Australia Survey was conducted to obtain benchmark data on attitudes to drugs, and led to the establishment of The National Campaign Against Drug Abuse, following a Special Premiers’ Conference in Melbourne. The conference brought together treatment providers from across Australia, including a small group of people who were operating residential treatment programs as Therapeutic Communities (TCs) but who had remained largely unconnected from each other.

In 1986, following the Special Premiers’ Conference, this group met at Odyssey House in Melbourne and agreed to the establishment of the Australian (later to become the Australasian) Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA). ATCA was established as a membership association whose purpose was to bring together Therapeutic Communities from across Australia & New Zealand and to support and promote the TC as a method of treatment for substance dependency.

From 1986 – 2006, ATCA operated as a voluntary group with an elected Board of Management, providing peer support and training to its members and working together to ensure quality standards of treatment were maintained. In 2006, the Association received a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing which provided funding to establish a secretariat to, “provide information aimed at improving the quality of TC services in the areas of treatment, research, education and support”. This grant facilitated the employment of an Executive Officer to take responsibility for fulfilling these goals.

Since 2006, ATCA membership has grown by over 70%, with ATCA members managing more than 70 TCs in community and custodial settings across Australia and New Zealand. ATCA members also provide a range of non-residential services, and over the course of a year will provide residential services to over 10,000 people and out-client support to more than 30,000 – so over the course of one year, our services will provide help and support to more than 40,000 admissions. These services include detoxification units, family, gambling and mental health counselling, child care facilities, family support programs, exit housing and outreach services.

TCs are a proven model of effective treatment for a range of issues, including substance use and mental health, and have been shown to be especially effective for people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) conditions and those affected by chronic substance dependency. The research base is steadily growing through active partnerships between member agencies and universities. Of particular note, are the partnerships with the Universities of New South Wales, Newcastle, Wollongong, Monash,  Deakin, Adelaide and Curtin, with a growing number of papers published in quality peer reviewed journals in Australia and internationally.

ATCA Standard

The support of the Australian Government through the Department of Health was further enhanced in 2008, with funding to develop the ATCA Standard. The ATCA Standard was first launched in 2009 and since that time has been trialed and modified through peer review. In 2014 the ATCA Standard for Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services was certified by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) and is now available on the ATCA website ( . Also available on the website are the Interpretive Guides which have been developed to assist TCs and residential services wishing to undertake a review or accreditation against the ATCA Standard.

To navigate your way to the ATCA Standard, click on the Members tab at the top of this page, and then on ATCA Standard, where you will find a copy of the ATCA Standard and the ATCA Interpretive Guide, together with information on the ATCA Quality Portal, which has been developed in partnership with Breaking New Ground.

Our Vision

  • The Therapeutic Community model of treatment is recognised and embraced by community and governments across Australasia.

Our Mission

  • ATCA is an association that supports, represents and advocates for programs that restore a sense of wellbeing through the use of quality driven Therapeutic Communities and other residential models of

Our Priorities

  • To ensure the membership of ATCA is committed to quality, through the adoption of the ATCA
  • To improve the knowledge and confidence of governments in the quality of ATCA member
  • To sustain and grow ATCA and its membership
  • To support the development of a strong workforce through the fostering of professional peer support and development amongst member
  • To encourage and support ongoing research into the Therapeutic Communities Model.o
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More reading:

ATCA-Strategic-Plan 2017-2021

Therapeutic Community Model of Treatment

ATCA is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH). We acknowledge the financial support provided to the ATCA Secretariat and to the development and implementation of the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Standard.  We also acknowledge the financial support of the New Zealand Government through the Ministry of Health, which has enabled the development of the TC Training Course


The Woolshed


Phone:  (08) 8536-6002
Fax:  (08) 8536-6282
PO Box 84

To arrange an assessment call 1300 13 1340 (South Australian callers only – local call fee) – 8:30am to 10:00pm every day.

The Woolshed is a residential therapeutic community for adults aged from 18 years with drug or alcohol related problems. The Woolshed offers a structured program to develop living, work and interpersonal skills through education, counselling, group work and recreational activities. It has associated halfway houses in Adelaide and links with self-help groups. The philosophy and operation of the therapeutic community are aligned with the Australasian therapeutic community essential elements
The program takes 3 to 6 months; a shorter program may be negotiated for those assessed as having commitments/needs which make the full program unsuitable.
The Woolshed accepts clients committed to living without illicit drug use. This can include those not receiving medication and those clients on medication assisted treatment for opiate dependence (MAT-OD). All MAT-OD clients wishing to enter the Woolshed will need to do so via a DASSA withdrawal unit. For more information about the Woolshed read the services brochure

The Woolshed is a non-smoking facility


Karralika Programs Inc

Karralika - ADFACT

Phone: 02 61630200
Fax: 0262827777
Email: [email protected]


Karralika Programs Inc, a not for profit organisation offering individualised, case-managed treatment options for adults with alcohol and other drug dependencies and their children. Operating in the ACT for over 35 years, Karralika Programs Inc. supports the Canberra community and surrounding NSW regions.

We offer residential care as well as community-based treatment. The Karralika Therapeutic Community offers evidence-based treatment and rehabilitative care for people with alcohol and other drug dependencies, using a therapeutic community (TC) approach to treatment. We provide short and long stay adult and family programs allowing young children up to the age of 12 to accompany their parents through treatment We work with the family to develop positive parent/child/family relationships. We also operate the Nexus Program (incorporating the Men’s Halfway House Program and After-care Program) which offers case management, support, education and referral for single men. All clients leaving our programs have access to ongoing support through outreach.

Karralika Programs works in partnership with ACT Corrective Services to operate the Solaris Therapeutic Community, a voluntary program for adult males in the Alexander Maconochie Centre who have been affected by alcohol and other drug use and related dependencies using the therapeutic community approach to treatment.

We are able to support people with complex needs associated with their alcohol and drug dependence. Residents with low literacy, Acquired Brain Injury or Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder are supported with additional resources and tools to help them participate effectively in the program. Adults with low to moderate mental health conditions who are, or can be stable on medication are also able to participate in our programs.

For more information go to our website:

Scott Wilson, Director

Scott is the Director of Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council, (ADAC). He is an Aboriginal man from the Stolen Generation.  Scott has a background of polydrug use, which brought him into contact with both law enforcement and health agencies during his youth.

In 1994, Scott was appointed Acting Director of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc., and then in 1995 became the Director, a position he has held ever since. Since working at ADAC, Scott has drawn on his understandings from his own background and so ADAC has a harm minimisation focus. Scott’s commitment and involvement in the Indigenous substance misuse field sees him in a variety of organisations and committees, including:

  • 2001-2014 – Deputy Chairperson of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC; Formerly called the National Drug Strategy Reference Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples). Appointed by the Prime Minister.
  • 1997-2014 – Council Member and Executive member of the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD). Ministerial appointment.
  • 2001-2012 – Director and then Deputy Chairperson of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (now called the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education – FARE)
  • 1998-2007- Executive Director, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA). Appointed by the Prime Minister.
  • 1997-2005 – Ministerial appointment, National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Council.
  • 2001-2004 – Ministerial Appointment, National School Drug Education Committee
  • 2001-2004 – National Inhalants Taskforce
  • 2004-2006 – Board Member, National Drug Research Institute
  • 1997-2003 – Board Member National Centre for Education and Training in Addictions
  • 1998-2002 – National Cannabis Strategy Taskforce
  • 2004-2005 – National Illicit Drug Strategy State Reference Committee (SA)
  • 1998 – 2011 – National Illicit Drug Strategy Media Campaign Reference Committee

Scott’s contribution has been recognised in 1997 by the ADCA Australia Day Award; in 2003 by the Australian Centenary Medal; in 2012 by the University of Sydney’s, Sister Alison Bush Medal and in 2017 APSAD First Peoples Award.