AOD Residential Rehabilitation Service for Burnie

Burnie City Council welcomes the news that a twelve bed residential rehabilitation treatment service is to be established and operated in Burnie by The Salvation Army.

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said, “Council fully supports the establishment of a residential rehabilitation treatment service in Burnie as it will not only benefit the local community, but the region as a whole.”

“Recovery services do exist on the Coast, however evidence has shown that there is a real need for a residential service in the region. Unfortunately, it is a harsh reality that alcohol and other drug addiction are a part of our community, just like many other regional communities around the nation. Therefore any assistance that can be given to those struggling with addiction is certainly welcomed not only by Council, but also the wider community.”

“It is important to note that this new service will not only provide support for those receiving treatment, it will also assist their families and loved ones during the recovery process.”

“I would like to thank The Salvation Army for their commitment to establishing this service in our region which will also creating extra jobs. The work that the Salvos do around the State to assist those in need is invaluable.”

“Looking forward, I encourage the State Government to work in partnership with the community to also provide early intervention services so that we can try to stop the drug and alcohol problem at the source.”

“Burnie is a regional hub for the provision of health and human services for the North West Coast, and the addition of the residential rehabilitation service is a much welcomed addition to the services already provided.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net