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(4) Nil. As above, CHS Alcohol and Drug Service supports referrals consumers to rehabilitation services and provides drug and alcohol withdrawal management prior to a person’s admission to a rehabilitation facility.

(5) There are 115 Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) residential rehabilitation beds in the ACT operated by service providers who have service funding agreements with the ACTHD. These are detailed in the table below.

However, non-government organisations are allocated annual funding to use flexibly to operate a range of treatment programs. These treatment providers may also have funding sources outside the ACT Government, including the Capital Health Network and Commonwealth Government. Therefore, the number of beds funded by ACTHD is not able to be itemised.

Community Partner

AOD Residential Beds

Bed Types

Karralika Programs Inc

44 beds1

Directions Health Services

11 beds2

combined AOD rehabilitation and withdrawal beds

Ted Noffs Foundation ACT

10 beds3

combined AOD rehabilitation and withdrawal beds, targeting 12 to 17 year-olds

The Salvation Army

50 beds4

1ACT Health Directorate Karralika Service Funding Agreement

2Directions Health Services Annual Report 2019-20

3ACT Health Directorate Ted Noffs Service Funding Agreement

4ACT Health Directorate provides a financial contribution to the Salvation Army towards an unspecified number of rehabilitation beds (with the exception of the Drug and Alcohol Sentencing List Program).

(6) The ACT Government funds up to 12 dedicated day rehabilitation treatment places for ACT Drug and Alcohol Sentencing List participants.

Formal non-residential (day) rehabilitation treatment places are delivered in the ACT by Directions Health Services and Toora Women Inc. Transition from residential rehabilitation to the community can include day programs at Karralika and a day program is in the early stages of implementation with the Salvation Army. ACTHD is unable to provide advice on the specific number of places provided by each service provider in a particular week.


In 2021-22, the ACT Government will expend more than $22 million in the alcohol and drug sector. This includes treatment and harm reduction services across both Government services and non-government organisations.

The figures provided in the table below represent the total funds allocated annually through the ACTHD to community providers that deliver a suite specialist alcohol and other drug treatment, including residential rehabilitation and dedicated day programs.

The annual figures provided are not exclusively for rehabilitation treatment due to the flexibility provided to service providers to deliver the most appropriate care to clients.

The figures provided do not include the ACT Government funding for a range of additional services including harm reduction, peer-led work and a range of outreach

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