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Family Support Group



Optimal Health Group and AAIC have partnered to offer a new and free family support group, meeting fortnightly in Coolangatta and Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

Families are provided with some valuable basic tools to teach them how to help their loved one through the costs vs benefits and to challenge them to work towards treatment as a goal.

They will be given resources that will include a range of treatment and intervention services. If families need further intervention, a resource referral list will be given, that will have further intensive and useful help.

Online Family Support Group

starts on Wednesday 5 July at 7pm and meets weekly online to offer the above resources and support.

Numbers Are Strictly Limited.
To Book And Secure Your Place Please Call 0481 844 555


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SAMHI’s ‘Living Life Without Drugs’ programs aim to give you, as an everyday person, the tools and confidence to support and help someone living with substance abuse and mental health issues.

NEW - Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions - SAMHI Chemically Speaking Two (2 hr Brief Intervention)

Available ONLINE now at

This course costs $75 on the platform, however people may receive a 40% discount from us by using our token below to purchase the course for only $45 for a limited time.

This program is an introduction and an ideal platform for the comprehensive Dual Diagnosis 2 day (12 hour) advanced SAMHI (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions) Training designed for front line workers that will be released during 2018. This is outlined below.

This program will help you develop the skills to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. This is part of our wider Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs as explained on our other website here;

Chemically Speaking Two is the 2017 upgrade to the original Chemically Speaking produced in 1999 and now provides training in:

1.Substance Abuse & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis)

2.Integrative Holistic Model

3.Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

4.Grief Cycle & Anger

5.Drink & Drug Driving

6.Cycle of Addiction

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)

7.Optimal Health

8.Stages of Change

9.Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention.

10.Tripod of Support for the drug user to help them move forward & stay safe.

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