Bridges group rehabilitation program for intensive support to reduce alcohol and/or drug use.

About Bridges 180 Program
Bridges approach
No Wrong Door
Refer into service
Funding acknowledgement

About Bridges 180 Program

The Bridges 180 program is a 6 to 8-week intensive specialist program. This provides people with an opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce problematic alcohol and/or drug use.

We have found that day rehabilitation provides clients with an authentic opportunity to achieve sustainable recovery from their alcohol and other drug problems.

This is done under the guidance of our experienced clinicians who specialise in mental health, substance use, and recovery-oriented practice.

When you do a 180, it means you’re heading in the opposite direction to where you were going.

This program is ideal for anyone with drug and/or alcohol issues, wanting to change their lives, and move in a different direction.

Throughout the program, clients participate in individual alcohol and other drug counselling sessions.

After the program has been completed, it is followed by our two-week aftercare support program, which helps keep you on track to achieve your personal goals.


Bridges approach

Our clinical team assists people with their underlying mental health issues through trauma-informed counselling and referral for more intense psychological services.

We use a harm minimization approach. This means first and foremost; our goal is to assist our client in reducing the harmful effects of drugs and/or alcohol. This may be where substances are used in excess, or places a person at risk (health, relationships, employment, and the law).

Bridges team can support clients to address both their mental health and alcohol and/or drug concerns through co-locating our psychology and DARTS clinicians, and empowering staff that they can help people with both.

Bridges is culturally sensitive and has Indigenous cultural support workers available to clients.


No wrong door

The “no wrong door” policy means we can help find the right solution for you. We can help you address your mental health, alcohol and/or drug issues.


Refer into service

Bridges DARTS team understands the relationship between your alcohol and/or other drug issues and your desire to improve your life.

Our services receive referrals from:

  • You, as a self-referring client
  • Your General Practitioner (GP)
  • Your local Hospital Health Service (HHS)
  • Other community or government agencies
  • Loved ones, with your consent

To start your journey, contact our team about Bridges DART services. Ph: 180 263 274



The Bridges 180 Program is only delivered in Bundaberg.

Our wider DARTS services are available in the following Queensland locations.

  • Bundaberg Region: Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin
  • Burnett Region: Gayndah, with outreach to the North Burnett
  • Fraser Coast Region: Maryborough, Hervey Bay
  • Central Queensland Region: outreach to Agnes Water on the Discovery Coast


Funding acknowledgement

Bridges DARTS service is funded by Queensland Health: Community Services Funding Branch and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN.