Youth Family and Community Connections (YFCC)

Youth Alcohol and Drug Service (YADS) – North West and West Coast - Devonport

The Youth Alcohol & Drug Service (YADS) provides a broad range of alcohol and other drug treatment and support services, health promotion and early intervention initiatives aimed primarily at young people 12- 24 years, their families and significant others throughout the NW and West Coast of Tasmania.

Services also include:

  • Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (IDDI) and Tasmanian Early Intervention and Prevention (TEIP) Brief Intervention and Counselling
  • School Drug Education and Health Promotion Programs
  • Community and Other Services Education and Health Promotion Programs
  • Outreach - either a neutral site, at the client’s home or via digital technology to clients who cannot access on-site services

What the service can help with

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

12 - 24

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Transportation can be provided
Home visits can be provided

Regions covered

North West

Contact Details

64 Stewart Street, Devonport TAS 7310

(03) 6423 6635

Focus Domains


Being healthy