As a specialist mental health provider for over two decades, we understand the interface between drug and alcohol concerns and mental illness.   


Our service
Bridges approach
No Wrong Door
Refer into service
Locations
Funding acknowledgement



Our service

At Bridges, DARTS stands for: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment Service.

We offer comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment services for people with problematic substance use issues. Bridges provides treatment across all types of drug use, including cannabis, methamphetamine (ICE), misuse of pharmaceuticals like codeine, solvent misuse (sniffing), and tobacco.

  

You can benefit from this service if you:
  • Have concerns about your drug or alcohol use?
  • Find it hard to moderate or stop your alcohol and/or drug use?
  • Want assistance to reduce or abstain from drinking alcohol, smoking, or using drugs?
  • Have any mental health concerns?
How Bridges specialist team will help you:
  • Comprehensive day assessment
  • Day rehabilitation and group support
  • Mental health and psychological services
  • Information, education, and family support
  • Withdrawal management and harm reduction
  • Practical support to help with personal goals
  • Relapse prevention

  

Bridges approach

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

Bridges uses 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: 1800 263 274

  

Locations

Our 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

We are funded by Queensland Health Community Services Funding Branch and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN.