About Us

The Drug Awareness and Relief Foundation (Australia) is now trading as Healthy Options Australia.

Since its inception in 1849, Healthy Options Australia has grown to become one of the largest providers of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services in the areas of alcohol and other drugs and mental health in Australia.

Healthy Options Australia provides a range of solutions for people to access relevant and timely information as well as appropriate services and support.


Individuals who experience difficulties with either mental health or substance use are empowered to make positive choices and live a full and meaningful life in the community.


To encourage individuals to make positive choices and inspire action for the health and emotional wellbeing of communities by strengthening community relationships and social networks to provide support, friendship, love and hope.


The growth of people and communities.
Leadership based on servant hood, vision and innovation.
Compassion, integrity, stewardship and excellence.


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Our History
Founded in 1849 Healthy Options Australia is constantly innovating new ways to best help the community. 
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Members & Patrons
Healthy Options Australia was originally formed by a number of Christian Churches and agencies in Queensland.
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Board of Directors
Our board is responsible for strategic and policy-making activities. Learn more about our structure here. 
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Our structure provides a broad framework through which the organisation operates, is regulated and controlled.
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