Drug addiction rehabilitation in the Riverland

What we’ll do

A Marshall Liberal Government will pilot a community-based rehabilitation program in the Riverland, with a view to using this model to address the scourge of drugs in other parts of South Australia as well.

This program, known as the Matrix model, will treat some of the most vulnerable members of our community through intensive outpatient addiction recovery programs supported by inpatient rapid detox beds in the Riverland region.

This program combines practical skills training for escaping addiction with frequent, structured, social support and the regular rewarding of participant achievements.

Why we’re doing it

There has been an alarming increase in the use of ice in regional and remote communities.

The erratic, violent behaviour of ice users becomes particularly evident in smaller communities, where specialised treatment and support services often are not accessible.

That’s why we are committed to winning the war on drugs by ensuring that those who want help to stop using drugs are able to access appropriate rehabilitation services.