Rural Residential Rehabilitation Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drugs Services
The Rural Residential Rehabilitation Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drugs Services in Dubbo and Coffs Harbour provide a rehabilitation program for young people.
What is the service?
Junaa Buwa! Centre for Youth Wellbeing, Coffs Harbour NSW, and Mac River, Dubbo NSW are two intensive residential rehabilitation programs (12 weeks) for young people involved with Youth Justice whose established use of alcohol and other drugs places them at significant risk of harm. Both residential centres are staffed 24 hours a day and offer a stable and secure environment where Young People can make positive changes.
The Junaa Buwa! - Centre for Youth Wellbeing service is provided by Mission Australia.
How does it help?
The Rural Residential Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation Services help young people to:
- manage problematic behaviours
- access Cultural programs and activities
- strengthen life skills and interpersonal skills
- learn alternative habits to develop personal resilience and confidence
- build social networks
- reintegrate into their community with three months of aftercare support.
How to join
Young people must be referred by their caseworker. This program is for young people who are:
- 13 to 18 years of age, all genders
- clients of Youth Justice NSW with a history of significant alcohol and other drug use and offending behaviour
- may have a dual diagnosis and/or other medically supervised medication
- willing to participate in the program
- All Junaa Buwa! clients participate in the Youth Justice X-Roads AOD Intervention Program.
Junaa Buwa! is strictly non-smoking but can support young people to attend medical appointments and be prescribed nicotine replacement therapy and support.
Referrals can only be received through Youth Justice. Contact your local Youth Justice Community Office.