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ARTM aims to be recognised locally and regionally as the leading AOD organisation that promotes and provides the Therapeutic Community (TC) Model of Care of the highest standard.


Our mission is to foster personal growth within an Alcohol and Other Drugs therapeutic programs, incorporating harm minimisation and co-existing mental health initiatives philosophy.

ARTM believes that the understanding of harmful substance dependence (including alcohol & gambling) and the treatment of people with problems related to harmful substance dependence can be greatly enhanced by involvement and interaction with people who have lived through the experience.

In this way, ARTM supports and adopts a self-help approach, which is based on peer support within the therapeutic community method of treatment.

By providing clients with the necessary skills to help themselves and each other, the “We” principle comes into being for the entire community, a sense of being part of a community is established or re-established.



  • Consumer consultation, valuing their feedback and involvement at all times

  • Client confidentiality

  • Uphold and promote client informed choice and cultural diversity

  • Organisational transparency

  • Quality in service provision using evidence-based practice


  • To provide the best practice care and support services to promote recovery and reduce drug related harm

  • Invest in workforce development to retain skilled staff

  • Partner with funders and other agencies to achieve positive outcomes, including abstinence, stabilisation and the reduction of harm caused by substance misuse

  • Effective planning in preparation for future ever-changing funding environments;

  • Continuously monitor and evaluate performance against our targets and key performance indicators to ensure we stay true to our mission and report regularly on the effectiveness of our services.