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

Pathways Murrumbidgee – Treatment and Support Service (TSS)
The Pathway program is a partnership between Directions Health Services and The Noffs Foundation and is open to people of all ages.

Pathways Murrumbidgee is based on harm minimisation. Services are provided in a non-judgemental and respectful manner that recognises:

  • different stages of recovery
  • individual goals regarding substance use
  • impacts of substance use on friends and family

Our therapeutic approach is person centred, holistic and strengths based. Our evidence based approaches include Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Counselling and Case Management
Counselling and case management are available for people wanting to stop or reduce their methamphetamine or other drug use. A Case Manager will work with the person to consider possible treatment pathways and other lifestyle changes.

The Case Manager 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.

Ongoing support and relapse prevention strategies are available for people who have ceased their substance use.

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.

Therapeutic and Support Groups – coming soon
Groups will be facilitated for people impacted by methamphetamine use, as well as for family and friends.
For more information on groups, please contact the Pathways Murrumbidgee office on (02) 6971 7330

Referral and Assessment
People can enter the Pathways program in several ways. They can:

  • Talk to us directly,
  • Talk to us with or on behalf of a family member or friend,
  • By written referral from other services.

The person will complete an assessment to identify their needs and develop a plan to address their goals. With the person’s consent, this may include referral to a withdrawal and/or residential rehabilitation service.

Pathways will work closely with other organisations to meet the person’s needs, maintain safety and wellbeing, achieve goals, and provide holistic care. This includes during times of crisis.