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Safe and Sober Support Service



The Safe and Sober Support Service was an alcohol treatment service in Alice Springs which aimed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing the harmful effects of alcohol use.

It has now been rolled into the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Service.

The former service worked in a holistic and culturally appropriate way to facilitate improved wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to support those looking for treatment of their alcohol and other drug issues.

Safe and Sober Support Service offered a variety of different services, including:

Clients were provided assistance from teams of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers, therapists, and doctors. Referrals came from other services in town including Alice Springs Hospital, Congress Clinic, and Corrections. Clients or families could refer themselves.

Abstract adapted from Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc.


Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc (CAAC)
14 Leichhardt Terrace
Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 1604
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 4401
Fax: (08) 8959 4717

Evaluated publications

Stearne A, Schnmit S, Gray D, Wilkes ET, Boffa J, Corcoran T (2011)

A program and its evaluation: the Safe and Sober Support Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(Supplement S1): 84


Last updated: 8 November 2016
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