About our service
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (AODS) is part of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service. AODS’ main office is in Rockhampton, but we also provide outreach services to Yeppoon, Biloela, and Emerald.
At AODS, we aim to reduce the harm from alcohol and drug use as well as improve the health and wellbeing of our clients, their families, and the community. To achieve this aim, AODS provides a range of treatment services and programs.
AODS clinicians utilise a range of interventions including screening, opportunistic and brief intervention, assessment, individual treatment
planning, case management, individual and group counselling, psychotherapy, and referral for detoxification, residential rehabilitation or other appropriate services.
Clients presenting to AODS for treatment services are assessed for the severity of drug use, motivation to change, and treatment needs. All of our treatment services are free of charge to Medicare card holders.
Opioid Treatment Program
Opioids such as methadone and buprenorphine may be prescribed as a means of keeping opioid dependent people ‘safer’ legally and physically while they work on the appropriate areas of their lives.
Entry into opioid treatment allows people to access other treatment and help, so if they wish to withdraw from their opioid treatment program, they have a realistic chance of maintaining abstinence.
Queensland Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (QIDDI)
Drug diversion programs such as QIDDI provide people who are convicted of an eligible drug offence with the opportunity to divert from the criminal justice system.
A qualified health service provider will conduct a combined assessment, education, and counselling session with the person, provide information and advice on the possible health and legal consequences of continued use, and
develop a plan to address their drug taking behaviour.
Queensland Needle and Syringe Program (QNSP)
The QNSP aims to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses and injecting related injury and disease among injecting drug users.
The Rockhampton NSP provides sterile injecting equipment and safe disposal options for all sharps produced in the community as well as information, education, health referral and support services for people at risk from
injecting drug use.
For the location of needle dispensing machines and other NSPs across Queensland, visit: www.health.qld.gov.au/qnsp/#locationguides
Referrals can be made by individuals themselves, family members, GPs, other
health professionals, or other services by phoning AODS or emailing/faxing through a referral form. Please contact us if you would like a referral form.
For more information about AODS or to make an appointment, please contact;
Ground Floor, Sterling Place
156 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700
t: (07) 4920 5500
f: (07) 4927 9126
After hours support
For information, support, and after hours counselling, phone:
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
1800 177 833 - Free call (24 hours)
156 Bolsover Street,
Rockhampton City 4700