Getting Help

There are many places you can go to for help if you or a friend or family member has an alcohol or other drug problem. In every state and territory there is an Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) that you can contact, these are staffed by trained professionals who can help with your query or refer you to an appropriate service in your area.

The ADIS numbers for each state and territory are listed below:

NSW ADIS: (02) 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599
VIC DirectLine: 1800 888 236
SA ADIS: (08) 8363 8618 or 1300 131 340
WA ADIS: (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024
QLD ADIS: (07) 3837 5989 or 1800 177 833
TAS ADIS: 1800 811 994
NT ADIS: 1800 131 350
ACT ADIS: (02) 6205 4545

Some other useful services for drug users include the following:

VIC: Victorian Drug User Group/VIVAIDS: (03) 9329 1500
NT: Amity House: (08) 8944 6565 or 1800 684 372
SA: SAVIVE: (08) 8334 1699
WA: WA Substance Users Association (WASUA): (08) 9227 7866

Concerned family members can contact the following agencies for information, help and advice:

Australia wide: Family Drug Support (FDS) Helpline: 1300 368 186
WA: Parent Drug Information Service: (08) 9442 5050 or 1800 653 203

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