Alcohol And Other Drugs (AOD) Program

Wurli’s Alcohol & Other Drugs service provides a holistic and culturally competent drug and alcohol support service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Katherine region.

AOD services are provided to assist in the reduction of the harmful impacts that Alcohol and other Drug misuse/ abuse has on other individuals and family safety, community well-being, as well as contributing towards the health outcomes for individual clients.

Is it safe to drink grog during pregnancy?

Where can I get help?
Speak to your Doctor at Wurli Health Clinic.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

FASD is a sickness caused by drinking grog when pregnant. This sickness lasts a lifetime for the baby which includes memory, learning, and physical difficulties. There are supports available to help people with FASD so they can have a normal life.

If you would like to learn more about FASD, please click on the link below:

NOFASD Australia – National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Our AOD Program is funded through the DPMC IAS Safety and Wellbeing Program.

What to see us for

You can come and see us for support for the following:

  • Drug and alcohol counselling for individuals, families and groups
  • AOD issues and resources
  • School visits and information sessions
  • FASD Education
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

How to see us

You can come to the Community Services complex at 9 Second Street and ask to see an AOD staff member

How to contact us

Ring 08 8972 9180 to speak to an AOD staff member or to arrange transport.

You can also come into any of our clinics and ask to see a Registered Aboriginal Health Worker or Doctor.

You can phone 08 8972 9100 and ask to be picked up. We will drop you back home as well