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Mental Health Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (MHATODS)



The Mental Health Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (MHATODS) is an integrated mental health and alcohol and other drug use treatment service for adolescents in the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre (BYDC), Queensland. It addresses the high level of co-morbidity between mental health and alcohol and other drugs problems.

This program provides:

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, the service has employed an Aboriginal Health Worker to assist in the provision of culturally sensitive services.

Referral can be made by staff of BYDC, Child Safety Officers, Juvenile Justice workers, family members and Child and Youth Mental Heath Service workers.

Abstract adapted from Queensland Health


Mental Health Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (MHATODS)
Level 10, 199 Grey Street
South Brisbane Qld 4101
Ph: (07) 3310 9444

Related publications

Stathis SL, Letters P, Doolan I, Whittingham D (2006)

Developing an integrated substance use and mental health service in the specialised setting of a youth detention centre.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 25(2): 149-155

Stathis S, Letters P, Dacre E, Doolan I, Heath K, Litchfield B (2007)

The role of an Indigenous Health Worker in contributing to equity of access to a mental health and substance abuse service for Indigenous young people in a youth detention centre.

Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health; 6(1)

Retrieved 19 March 2007 from


Last updated: 26 October 2017
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