Anglicare's alcohol and other drug support services in the South

  • Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (ADATS)

    ADATS is the Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service. Our professional allied health workers will provide you with tailored treatment designed to support you to reduce the harm and impacts of substances on your life.

    If you are needing support addressing alcohol or other drug related issues, the ADATS approach to your care follows four steps. We’ll work with you to identify the treatment approach that will work best for you:

    • Screening and brief intervention: this is most often a single time-limited session, where you’ll get information and advice to help motivate you to make changes to your use of alcohol and/or drugs
    • Counselling: this is more intensive and over a longer period of time; counselling will support you to develop greater understanding of yourself and the role of alcohol and drugs in your life and how you see yourself; counselling will help you to make positive changes in your alcohol/drug use behaviours
    • Case Management: this will help you to engage in a range of support services to help improve your quality of life and bring about long lasting change.
    • Aftercare: if you’ve completed a recovery or rehabilitation program already, after care is treatment that helps to minimise the likelihood of lapses and help you get on your feet again through a coordinated approach to support from vocational, financial and other social support services

    In general, our approach recognises that your life is unique and that therefore our approach to your support – or combination of approaches – will be unique to you.

    ADATS is a free service.

    To find out more, please call us on 1800 243 232

    ADATS Flyer


    Pete’s story

    “It was time to make a change. I was using all types of drugs – you name it, alcohol, dope, ice – I was using it. Anglicare is supporting me through all of this and everything else that comes up. My ADATS worker supports me and everything going on in my life. I really believe that I have the best chance possible now to stay off drugs and get my life in order. I actually feel that I have hope for the first time in a long time.”


    Supported by funding from Tasmania PHN (Primary Health Tasmania) through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

  • Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service Plus (ADATS+)

    ADATS+ is the Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service Plus for young people aged 12+, or for people who are also experiencing homelessness or mental health issues through the delivery of:

    • assessment
    • counselling
    • case management
    • care coordination.

    The program offers a comprehensive suite of drug and alcohol treatment services to eligible clients aged 12 and over in a variety of settings including outreach, and in different formats and approaches including:

    • face-to-face
    • individual consultations
    • group therapy sessions
    • telephone
    • Skype services.


    ADATS+ is a free service.

    To find out more, please call us on 1800 243 232

    ADATS Flyer+


    Referral process

    Referrals can be received from:

    • GPs or other health professionals
    • or you can access this program yourself by calling 1800 243 232 (free from mobiles and landlines in Australia).

    Client feedback

    “Just so pleased.”

    “I would certainly recommend any of my friends to Anglicare if they were in any need of support.”

    “I don’t drive, so having outreach is fantastic.”

    “[My worker] has been great, it is like she has a sixth sense. At our first meeting my son was with me, she treated him with great respect. [My worker] is tuned into my needs and has a good understanding of my issues. She has also kept in contact with me when I have been in detox.”

    “[It’s] going really well, very pleased.”

    “Best service I’ve ever received.”

    “Great service, great worker.”


    Supported by funding from Tasmania PHN (Primary Health Tasmania) through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

  • Blood-Borne Virus Awareness Program (BBVAware)

    Blood-borne viruses (BBVs) are potentially serious illnesses, but they’re manageable with the right information and support.

    The BBVAware Program aims to reduce stigma in the community associated with blood-borne viruses by providing the following:

    • Information and education sessions to frontline staff
    • Resources and information for people at risk of developing BBVs
    • Referral assistance to help people access testing for blood-borne viruses.

    New treatments can cure hepatitis C and assist people living with HIV and hepatitis B to live full and healthy lives.

    BBVAware is a free service

    To find out more, please call us on 1800 243 232 or email us at

    Book a BBVAware information session

    BBVAware can conduct community information or training session that suits you, click the button below to find out more.

    Book a Community Education Session


    Brian’s story

    I had been living with Hep C for over 15 years and it was impacting on my health. I was feeling tired a lot of the time, and just felt unwell.

    I was often worrying how sick I might get if I didn’t get treatment.

    I was glad for the direction and information I received to get my Hep C under control.

    It was so worth it! The new treatment didn’t affect me like I had heard the old treatment did for others. I only had to take one tablet a day. There were no injections. I was still able to get on with my life while taking the tablets and it was only for 12 weeks!

    Now I am healthy and hepatitis free!


    The BBVAware program is supported by the Crown through the Department of Health (Tasmania).

  • Care Coordination Service

    We work with you and your services to develop an individual care plan.

    The Care Coordination Service is for people involved in alcohol and drugs programs. It coordinates services for people who have significant alcohol and drug issues and also one or more of the following:

    • an acquired brain injury
    • mental or physical health issues
    • intellectual or cognitive impairments
    • risk-taking behaviours
    • at risk of homelessness
    • factors in their environment that pose a risk (such as family violence).

    Together with you, your care is coordinated to ensure the most appropriate services are provided. You are supported to play an active role in decision-making.

    Care coordination is a free service.

    To find out more, please call us on 1800 243 232

    Referral process 

    Referrals are only received from the:

    • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) – Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS)
    • Burnie Youth Alcohol and Drug Service (BYADS)
    • Youth Family And Community Connections (YFACC)

    Tyson’s story

    “Before I started the Care Coordination program, my life was a mess. I used drugs, gambled my money, had nowhere to live and suffered from depression and anxiety.

    I started the program ten months ago. Since then things have improved heaps as a result of the support I got from my worker. I have somewhere secure to live, I’ve reduced drugs and gambling and I’ve got a more optimistic outlook on life.”


    Care Coordination is supported by the Crown through the Department of Health Tasmania.

  • SMART Recovery Group

    Anglicare host face-to-face Smart Recovery groups each week.

    SMART Recovery is a group program offering a supportive environment for people to achieve behaviour change goals of their choice around alcohol and other drug use, or any behaviours of concern. Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

    SMART Recovery meetings are free and run weekly for 90mins. Each meeting is guided by a trained facilitator. Meetings are available online or in-person.

    Further details can be found at

    To find your nearest group being run by Anglicare call 1800 243 232.

Needle and syringe program (NSP)

A confidential, free and friendly service with safe injecting equipment, disposal facilities and a 24-hr vending machine for people who inject drugs.

NSP is a non-judgmental service that offers a range of injecting equipment, disposal facilities and resources for people who inject drugs. At NSP, you’ll find specialised staff who can provide interventions, referrals, equipment demonstrations and information.


We have two NSP facilities located at:

  • 18 Watchorn St, Hobart (Monday – Friday, 12.30pm to 5.00pm)
  • 436 Main Rd, Glenorchy (Monday – Friday, 10.00am to 4.45pm)


NSP is a free service.

To find out more, please call NSP on 1800 243 232


All injecting equipment is free except for:

  • sterile water ($0.50c and $0.30c ampoules)
  • disposable tourniquets ($0.80c)
  • vending machine fitpacks ($2.00).

Luke’s story

“I’m so happy to be able to walk in here and not only be able to get equipment, but also be understood. Sometimes things are hard but that’s when I know I can get support here. I lost a long-time friend from health complications on the weekend and I knew I could come in here and not be judged. It never gets any easier, believe me, but on the up-side I’m amazed at how much support I’ve had from everyone here. I’ve been offered free counselling as well. I’m feeling stronger.”


The Needle and Syringe Program is a free service supported by the Crown through the Department of Health (Tasmania).

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