The Normanton Recovery and Community Wellbeing Service (NRCWS) is a residential drug and alcohol recovery service, specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Gidgee Healing is the lead agency, delivering the services in partnership with The Salvation Army.

NRCWS supports the social and emotional wellbeing of clients and their families by providing a holistic service centred around the individual’s needs and priorities.

Through NRCWS, a range of substance misuse treatment, wellbeing and support services are provided to people living in the Lower Gulf, including:

  • Live-in recovery from substance misuse and/or other addictions
  • Community wellbeing services for clients, their families and the broader community including:
    • Culturally appropriate mobile health services and healthy lifestyle programs
    • Life skills training and other activities which support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to participate in education, community life, training and/ or employment

The NRCWS also provides youth-centred substance misuse services, which include:

  • Youth wellbeing and engagement activities;
  • Parenting support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to maximise the health, development and educational outcomes for young people;
  • Activities which support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to participate in education, community life, training and/ or employment.

Most importantly, our service works with clients and their family to understand the complex needs that might surround someone’s substance misuse and /or addiction issues.

For more information or to make a confidential enquiry about this service, please call 07 4745 2700.