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Midland Withdrawal and Intervention Centre Opening

Published on 31 Mar 2021

Midland Withdrawal and Intervention Centre Opens

The Midland Withdrawal and Intervention Centre was officially opened today by newly appointed Mental Health Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLC and Mental Health Commissioner Jennifer McGrath.

The new facility is another achievement by the re-elected McGowan Government and its commitment in supporting the Western Australian community in alcohol and other drug recovery however, the facility differs from other AOD community services as it provides consumers the option of extended stays, family support services and fast-tracked accessibility.

Overall the service will provide a safe program over an extended period of up to 21 days during which consumers’ medical, psychological and social needs can be assessed. Staff will work with consumers to develop individualised treatments and plans with the aim of supporting up to 117 people per year.

The service will work assertively to support a client’s transition to ongoing treatment and support according to their individual needs. Support via brief intervention, education and/or referral will be available for the families and significant others of clients accessing the service.

The facility is a response to recommendations made by the Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce Report that proposed alternative approaches to help reduce the demand, harm and supply of drugs throughout the community.

It has been partly funded through the State Government’s WA Recovery Plan to help drive economic and social recovery across the State and has a total budget of $7.2 million over four years.

Specialist community-based alcohol and drug treatment provider Cyrenian House will operate the service and work in partnership with mental health specialist organisation Richmond Wellbeing.

There are Community Alcohol and Drug Services available to support people experiencing issues with alcohol and drug use across the State.

Visit myservices.org.au to find your local service or call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on 08 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (Country).

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