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.

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.

We run regular information sessions where you can find out more about these programs. Please contact us on (08) 8202 5690 to book a session:

  • General sessions: 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide OR 26 Anderson Walk, Smithfield
    • Monday 10.30am
  • Northern Connect program: 26 Anderson Walk, Smithfield
    • Thursday 1pm
  • New ROADS/Streetlink southern drop-in: 107 Dyson Rd, Christies Beach
    • Monday – Friday 2-3pm (no appointment needed)

In addition, our counsellors can support you with issues such as stable housing; legal matters; financial/debt problems; education, volunteering and employment; family issues and relationships; and connecting to other relevant services.

> Residential Program

This is a community-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in the metropolitan area for adults aged 21 and over.

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> Counselling

Counselling is for people – and their families and/or support people – who are experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs. Services are available in the city, Smithfield and Christies Beach.

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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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> JumpStart

This 12-week program of intensive drug and alcohol treatment provides the structure of residential treatment, but for those who have their own accommodation.

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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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> For ex-serving members

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> New ROADS/Streetlink southern drop-in service

The 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 for vulnerable or high risk young people aged 12 to 25 and their children to seek information, support and a connection to services from people who care. We offer an inclusive, respectful and flexible approach to support.

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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.

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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.

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