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Aranda House Therapeutic Community

Provides accommodation in a residential therapeutic community facility that provides a twelve-week program for people with alcohol problems and an eight-week program for people with volatile substance misuse.

After-care is also available.

Community Education

Community education programs are available.

Counselling Services

Provides counselling in the form of a personal lifestyle improvement program for people with drug or alcohol problems.

Drink-Driver Training Program

Drink-driver training courses are available for people who have been apprehended by the police and have lost their licence owing to drink-driving.

Independent Living

Allows clients to continue their recovery from alcohol or other drug use while living with their families in self-contained accommodation (apartments) for up to two years. Clients are supported by a caseworker.

Information & Referral

Information, intervention and referral are available for people with alcohol or other drug problems.

Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.


A mobile team of four workers operate an outreach service for people who have alcohol or other drug problems and are in need.

Residential Detoxification Treatment

Short-term accommodation at Aranda House with non-medical detoxification treatment and counselling is available for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The initial detoxification and withdrawal service can be co-managed with another health service should a medical detoxification be necessary.

Interpreting staff from indigenous cultures are available.

Sobering-Up Shelter

Provides accommodation for people who need to sober up following drug or alcohol abuse and have come to the attention of the Police.

Transitional After Care

Accommodation is provided in a semi-independent-living program for up to 12 months for people with alcohol or other drug problems. The program is based on a therapeutic community model where clients are actively involved in their own personal recovery in a safe & caring setting.


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NDIS Registered
Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation
ACNC Registered

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  • 4 Schwarz Crescent, Alice Springs NT 0870

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