We offer a range of options to support you if you would like to make long-term, sustainable changes to your use of alcohol and other drugs. Uniting Communities has been supporting people with issues related to drugs and alcohol since the 1930s. Currently, New ROADS supports more than 1000 people every year.

New ROADS services

New ROADS (Residential and Out-Client Alcohol and Drug Service) offers a range of services, including residential rehabilitation and counselling for people whose use of drugs and/or alcohol is causing problems in their lives.

Treatment options are designed to assist with your physical and mental health, as well as your connections to the community through various activities. Our services can support families and individuals, including ex-servicepeople.

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Residential Program

A community-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in the Adelaide metropolitan area and Mount Gambier for adults aged 21 and over.

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We provide individual and group counselling for people who are seeking help with alcohol or or other drugs. Our New ROADS counsellors will provide practical support to help you make important changes in your life.

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Family Program

This community-based rehabilitation program is for families, single parent families with accompanying children, and/or women who are pregnant.

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Supporting your children’s needs

Our counsellors work with you to connect your children with education and any other relevant activities that support your relationship and the child’s development.

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JumpStart in-home detox

If you have your own accommodation, we offer a two-week in-home detox program, allowing you to remain in your own home during withdrawal.

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Northern Connect service

If you are having problems with substance misuse or your mental health, the Northern Connect Service may be able to support you to treat both issues at the same time.

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Support for ex-serving members

We can provide comprehensive treatment for ex-serving members.

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New ROADS/Streetlink southern drop-in service

The southern drop-in service provides a range of drug and alcohol treatment services from our office at Christies Beach, with information sessions held twice a week.

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Streetlink Youth Health Service

This free and confidential youth health service provides a safe place if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. If you are aged between 12 and 25, Streetlink can offer information and support, connection to services, or just a chat with someone who cares.

You can visit Streetlink for help with a range of medical needs including:

  • sexual, mental and general health
  • immunisations
  • wound care
  • nutrition
  • referrals
  • child development and health checks
  • community programs
  • care for women who are pregnant or have a new baby (antenatal and postnatal care).
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Clean Needle Program

This program aims to reduce the spread of blood-borne infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs and the general community.

People can access free needles and syringes, alcohol swabs and sharps disposal containers. We can also offer education on drug treatment, support services, safer injecting and blood-borne infections.

This service operates from Adelaide, Smithfield and Mount Gambier from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.


Police Drug Diversion Initiative

This program is designed to support people with education and treatment services if they have been involved with the police for simple possession of illicit drugs or equipment. We aim to provide support as an alternative to the criminal justice system.

You can access information and education about drug use through this service. It’s about developing new approaches for people to access drug assessment, education and treatment services.

The Drug Diversion Line (DDL) can make referrals at any time, 24/7, and coordinates police referrals with scheduled appointments for treatments.

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