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Drug ARM Australasia aims to Reach Out and Reduce Harms associated with alcohol and other drug use through programs and services focusing on early intervention, prevention, treatment and recovery. Drug ARM programs and services are available to individuals, families and communities throughout Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. 

The Australian College of Community Services is committed to the delivery of quality education and training programs across metropolitan and regional Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. The college has built a solid reputation for providing high quality accredited and non-accredited training to the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Sectors.

The Mental Health Association QLD delivers innovative, evidence informed Mental Health services which provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to self-manage mental distress by identifying strengths, coping strategies, making informed decisions and accessing flexible and individualised treatment options and support strategies.

Welcome to Healthy Options

Healthy Options Australia has a proud history of service delivery across Queensland for over 160 years. The organisation consists of three entities including Drug ARM Australasia, the Mental Health Association QLD and the Australian College of Community Services. 

We strive to support and assist individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties with either mental health or substance use, to live a full and meaningful life in the community.


Years of history in 2017-18


Volunteer hours given in 2016-17


Of HOA staff began their career in a volunteer program with us


Donated to subsidiary organisations over the past 10 years

Life Memberships Awarded

Two long-serving Directors of Healthy Options Australia were awarded Life Membership at our recent AGM. Both Dr John Roulston AM and Mr Peter Henderson have provided incredible leadership and service to the...

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New Executive Director

Jody Wright, current Healthy Options Australia Chief Executive Officer, will succeed long serving Executive Director and Superintendent Dr Dennis Young AM in April to lead and grow the organisation and its related...

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Executive Director appointed as AM

Executive Director Dr Dennis Young has been appointed as a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia, in the Australia Day Honours after a lifetime of service to our community, specifically for his work in the alcohol...

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