Pilbara Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Service (PDARF)

A landmark initiative ….

Yaandina began the development of this service in November, 2010.  The objective of the program is to construct, operate and manage a 24 bed facility for residential treatment and rehabilitation, primarily for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Pilbara who present with substance misuse as their primary problem.

The service will be constructed just north of the Turner River on the approach to South Hedland.  The service delivery will be based on the Therapeutic Community model (TC). 

The Therapeutic Community’s approach is to treat the whole person through the use of long term peer therapeutic support and a variety of additional services that relate to family support, education, vocational training, life skills development, creative and sporting pursuits, fitness and wellbeing, medical and mental health support, and post admission planning and support; most residents of TC’s stay for 12 to 18 months.