Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation Riverland is based in Berri and administers a range of services to provide a complete Social and Emotional Wellbeing pathway for our community.
Our programs aim to improve the health status of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people through the delivery of effective, holistic, culturally appropriate, safe drug and alcohol interventions.
This is achieved by providing a range of substance misuse support, mental health, youth work, mobile assistance patrol, AOD outreach services & prison counselling to meet the needs of community and to improve client access to drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation.
Alcohol & Other Drugs/ Social & Emotional Wellbeing (AOD/SEWB)
First point of contact for drug and alcohol services and support
- Drug and alcohol information and education
- Drug and alcohol assessment
- Drug and alcohol referral, advocacy and case management support
- Drug and alcohol outreach support
- Community and family based drug and alcohol interventions
- Referral to our Residential Rehabilitation Centres
- Inter-agency networking and capacity building
- Riverland Aboriginal Men’s Support Group
Aboriginal Mental Health
Aboriginal Mental Health contributes to the conveyance of culturally appropriate targeted programs and supports with the aim of promoting positive mental health and social and emotional well-being for Aboriginal community members. This includes:
- Support access to high quality culturally appropriate health services
- Community Education
- A stepped care approach promotes person centred care which targets the needs of the individual
- Moorundie Ruwe Ninkawi’s Group
Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Youth Work
The ASG AOD Youth Worker program delivers prevention and early intervention support to reduce the impact of substance misuse for Young people 12-25 years of age with substance misuse concerns and/or parents & caregivers with substance misuse concerns.
A key role in supporting and sustaining change, the AOD Youth (and family support worker) provides support to the family as a unit, acknowledging each family member is impacted by substance misuse, but also plays a key role in supporting and sustaining change.
- Assist clients while at the service through brief therapeutic intervention and referral to suitable services
- Work with families and the community to improve outcomes for individuals and families experiencing AOD issues
- Respond to referrals of clients to the service from internal and external support services
- Deliver single stream training programs which support the practical needs of the clients
- Youth Groups
Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP)
MAP provides transport to Riverland community members under the influence of alcohol, other substances or situational crisis from public places to places of care, safety and support. The MAP Program Aims are to:
- To reduce harm arising from the use of alcohol and other substances.
- To improve the safety and well-being of individuals who have been affected by the misuse of alcohol and other substances.
- Maximise the wellbeing of individuals affected by drugs and alcohol by taking them to places of safety including hospitals and other key services.
Riverland Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP)
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm.
Mobile: 0427 013 390
Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Outreach Support
From July 2020, our Substance Misuse Team (Outreach) based at Woodville Gardens has been managed from the Riverland.
The outreach workers continue to provide ongoing delivery of substance misuse services and programs through improving the health status of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people through the delivery of effective, holistic, culturally appropriate, safe drug and alcohol interventions.
This is achieved by providing a range of substance misuse services to meet the needs of community and to improve client access to drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation and to provide an outreach service to support community members and their families who wish to lead and alcohol and other drugs free lifestyle.
Caseworkers provide individually tailored, effective and culturally appropriate drug and alcohol interventions for men and women. The service can be accessed by anyone who is seeking information or assistance relating to the misuse of Alcohol & Other Drugs.
Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Prison counsellors
We have two AOD Prison Counsellors based at our office in Adelaide who are also managed from the Riverland.
The purpose of the AOD Prison Counsellors is to provide provision of culturally appropriate & safe drug & alcohol counselling and support services to Aboriginal prisoners & offenders throughout the prisons and community correctional services in the Adelaide Metro and Southern regions. This includes:
Provision of drug & alcohol counselling to Aboriginal prisoners at the DCS prisons listed below:
- Yatala Labour Prison
- Adelaide Women’s Prison/ Adelaide Pre Release Centre
- Mobilong Prison
- Cadell training Centre
The program is designed as a pre-release program by providing counselling and advocacy and ensuring they are safely back into community whether through private rental, homelessness services, rehabilitation (if required) and providing outreach support and linking into other services to eliminate recidivism.
All of the services above require a referral form to be completed and are to be submitted via the form located in the referrals section of this website.