FOOTSTEPS – ROAD TO  RECOVERY
PORT AUGUSTA

P: (08) 8641 2116

F: (08) 8641 1832

E: footsteps@adac.org.au
www.footsteps.adac.org.au

STEPPING STONES DAY CENTRE
PORT AUGUSTA

P: 08 8641 3135

E: ceduna@adac.org.au
www.steppingstones.adac.org.au

STEPPING STONES DAY CENTRE
CEDUNA

P: (08) 8625 3530

E: ptaugusta@adac.org.au
www.steppingstones.adac.org.au

The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc  (ADAC) is unique as it is the only Indigenous peak body of its kind in Australia, representing over 30 Aboriginal Community Organisations from across South Australia.

ADAC services offer:

  • Footsteps – Road to recovery alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation
  • Stepping Stones alcohol and drug (non residential) centres (Port Augusta, Ceduna)
  • Makin Tracks (community AOD education)

ADAC is a proud employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and regards its human resources, cultural integrity and service partnerships as key components to the success of its services.

TARGET GROUP and AREA

The catchment area for clients accessing ADAC services covers almost 900,000 klms across NW SA and includes;

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yangyantjara Lands + communities Maralinga Tjarajara Lands + Oak Valley Scottdesco
Ceduna + 11 homelands Marree Port Augusta Whyalla
Coober Pedy Oodnadatta Port Lincoln Yalata Community
Konnibba Penong Roxby Downs  

FOOTSTEPS – ROAD to RECOVERY

The 12-bed service operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Footsteps offers a 12-week program that focuses on the social, psychological and behavioural aspects of harmful alcohol and drug use, using community support and self reflection to heal.  The program encourages personal growth and behavior change.

The culturally inclusive program includes:

–  Group therapy
–  Counselling
–  Alcohol & drug education and strategies
–  Health education & activities
–  Life skills development
–  Social connections and interaction
–  Cultural connectedness & activities
–  Development of supportive networks

With support from Footsteps staff and other residents in the community, a person’s individual success is dependent on their commitment to change and taking responsibility for their own recovery.

REFERRALS

Referrals are accepted from Alcohol and Drug services, Aboriginal Community Health Centers, Prisons, other Agencies, Mental Health Units, and Hospitals,

Referrals must include initial screening to determine whether a client is eligible

ENTRY ASSESSMENT

 After a referral is accepted, a person undergoes various admission assessments to assist Footsteps provide the best care during their stay.  Referring agents are able to help them with this. (Potential residents with complex needs may require further assessments before entering the rehab).  Where referral agents cannot assist in obtaining assessments and completing forms please contact our nearest Stepping Stones Drug and Alcohol centers or Aboriginal Community Health services, for assistance.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

The Footsteps program takes 12 weeks (three months) for completion.

PROGRAM GOALS

We know that people don’t just have a drug & alcohol problem. While abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is one people’s goal, many other individual goals can be reached, for example, improved family and other relationships, improved social and work skills, improved health, improved parenting skills, building self esteem, positive social interaction, healthy lifestyle and supports.  Residents are supported to plan and achieve their own, short term and long term goals.

ON LEAVING

We help residents to develop their own plan to maintain their recovery and prevent relapse, before they exit. Residents are connected to the one of our Day Centers and other key agencies for continued support once they are near completing the program.

STEPPING STONES ALCOHOL AND DRUG CENTRES

Stepping Stones provides a range of treatment and non-residential programs to Aboriginal people who are experiencing problems caused by harmful alcohol and drug use.

Stepping Stones focuses on  a harm minimization approach providing support and treatment referrals for people who misuse petrol, alcohol, cannabis, methamphetamine and other substances. Clients are also supported pre and post residential rehabilitation on their pathway to recovery.

Stepping Stones provide an informal setting for clients wanting daily support:

–  Counselling
–  Treatment planning
–  Health check up
–  Health and alcohol and drug education
–  Daily support including:
–  Shower and laundry facilities
–  Breakfast and lunch.

Day activities, (developed in consultation with Aboriginal men and women who access the service), which includes:

–  peer support groups
–  arts and crafts
–  music therapy
–  life skills
–  employment and computer skills
–  recreational and family activities

The Stepping Stones team includes a health practitioner, an alcohol and drug worker and support staff who work closely with clients who access the service and link them with specialist and support services.

Outreach staff from Stepping Stones also work with Aboriginal communities in the region to assist them to address harmful alcohol and drug use.