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Directions Health Services

Services are offered from Directions’ sites in Wagga Wagga and Griffith. Outreach provided to homes in Murrumbidgee

Treatment and Support Services For people impacted by methamphetamine (Ice) and other drug use.


Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Service description

All Pathways Murrumbidgee treatment and support services aim to reduce harms experienced by people due to drug and alcohol misuse.  Services are provided in a non-judgemental and respectful manner that recognises different stages of recovery, individual goals regarding substance use and impacts of substance use on family and friends.

Pathways’ therapeutic approach is person centred, holistic and strengths based. Evidence based approaches include Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Pathways Murrumbidgee offers a stepped care model, ranging from brief intervention, to intensive and crisis support. Consumers are treatment-matched with support and intervention according to their needs and goals. Case managers work closely with other agencies to address holistic needs, including housing, relationship concerns, education, employment, child protection, legal and financial issues as well as other health concerns.  Ongoing relapse prevention support is available for people who have achieved their treatment goals and would like support to maintain the changes they have made.

Specialised programs include:

  • Methamphetamine program:  counselling and case management for people of all ages wanting to stop, reduce or manage the harms associated with methamphetamine and other drug use. A case manager will work with the person to consider possible treatment pathways and other lifestyle changes, and will work closely with other services when required. For example, advocacy and support to address housing, relationship, education, employment, child protection, legal and financial issues as well as other health concerns.
  • Pre- and post-rehabilitation support: is available for people who are waiting to be admitted to or have recently completed a residential rehabilitation program or day program (often in collaboration with Calvary in Wagga, and Arcadia House in Canberra). Ongoing support and relapse prevention strategies are available for people who have ceased their substance use or discharged from residential rehabilitation for other reasons.
  • Work It Out: supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals in Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Leeton and Narrandera whose employment or education is impacted by drug and/or alcohol use, in collaboration with employment and education providers.
  • Headspace Griffith: specialist alcohol and other drug services are provided to young people in headspace Griffith and in the community and surrounding townships.
  • Family Support: support and counselling are available to help family members and other people impacted by someone else’s substance use, and develop strategies to cope with the issues they are experiencing.

Directions also offers a range of other programs throughout ACT and NSW, including residential services. More information can be found here


  • Individuals with substance use problems, and family and friends impacted by someone else’s substance use should call Pathways Murrumbidgee to confirm eligibility for one of the above programs

How do I organise an appointment or referral?

  • People can enter the Pathways program in several ways. They can: contact Pathways directly, or on behalf of a family member or friend, or by written referral from other services.
  • An assessment will be undertaken with each person to identify their needs and develop a plan that will support them to achieve their goals. With the person’s consent, this may include referral to a withdrawal and/or residential rehabilitation service, or to other services.

Call: 02 6971 7330


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