Rullanih Teggana (Strong Heart) Alcohol and Other Drug Service Launch

On 20th of September 2017 SETAC South East Tasmania Aboriginal Corporation launched a new Alcohol and other Drug service in the Huon Valley and Channel area for Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people who are part of their families, to help stop alcohol and other drugs hurting our people, our families and our community.

We know that many Aboriginal people in our communities suffer poor health from Alcohol and other Drugs, and that in the Huon Valley, more than the national average experience alcohol and other drug related health issues in our medical clinics.

SETAC has linked up with Holyoake, Anglicare and the Cygnet Family Practice to provide a service that caters for all aspects of a persons life, including their health, their family relationships, and the thoughts and feelings that make it hard to stop. There will be nursing care, medical support, counselling, groups, parenting support, practical help and advocacy to help each person reach their goals for social and emotional wellbeing without drugs and alcohol.

The SETAC Aboriginal AOD worker, Learna Langworthy, is available to talk to people who would like to be part of this program, and she will connect people to the range of treatments that will best support them.

Learna is also collecting stories of recovery from addiction by local people, so please contact her is you have a story that you can share to help inspire others to get off the grog or the drugs and get on with living the life that they want for themselves, their families and their community. This service has been comissed by Primary Health Tasmania, and is funded by the Australian Government

Contact SETAC on (03) 6295 0004 for more information.