Home to Australia's first Take Home Naloxone Program. Check out "What's New" or email davidb@cahma.org.au for details.



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About CAHMA

CAHMA Services Peer Based Representation

The Connection

Treatment Support Service
 


Services CAHMA offers.


 

As a peer based group, CAHMA employs workers who have a first-hand knowledge and understanding of the issues encountered by people who use drugs. CAHMA workers utilise this first-hand experience and understanding to provide numerous services, including peer support, education, representation and advocacy. We promote improved health for drug users and, through the provision of education and information, seek to reduce harms associated with all drug use.

 

CAHMA implemented Australia's first Peer Naloxone distribution program for illicit and injecting drug users, which provides training, naloxone and relevant information with the aim of reducing overdoses and reversing overdoses which do occour. Through this program, we save lives and aim to to empower drug users to take control over their health and enable people to make informed, positive lifestyle choices. To participate in this training and to access take home naloxone, call cahma on 6279 1670 or or email Dave at davidb@cahma.org.au

Please note: until our phones are fixed our temporary phone number is 62 533 643. We apologise for this inconvenience.

CAHMA runs peer education workshops for drug users, which provide accurate and relevant information with the aim of reducing risky behaviours and drug related harms. Through education, we aim to empower drug users to take control over their health and enable people to make informed, positive lifestyle choices.

 

We provide Education and Information on:

Drugs and their effects

Safer injecting

Vein Care

Hep C, HIV/AIDS and other Blood Borne Viruses (BBV's)

Sexual Health and Sexually transmissible infections (STI's)

Overdose Prevention

Detox and rehabilitation

Pharmacotherapy treatments (Methadone and Buprenorphine)

 

 

Referral and Advocacy

We can provide you with information on Alcohol and Other Drug Services, as well as other government and community agencies. CAHMA can assist you in accessing the most relevant service for your needs, can provide referral and will advocate for you (speak on our behalf) where necessary.