Drug and Alcohol

In the case of a drug and alcohol emergency go to the Emergency Department of your local hospital:

As per the National Ice Action Strategy (NIAS) a national alcohol and other drugs hotline has been established.
The National AOD hotline will be operational from 15 July 2017.

Community members from anywhere in Australia will be able to call: 1800 250 015 and will be directed to the appropriate service within their state. In NSW this service is being provided by the Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS).

ADIS is a 24 hour the day or week helpline for education, information, support, crisis counselling and referral to services in NSW.

How do you know when you need help for Drug & Alcohol (D&A) problems?

Why is it important to get good information about D&A and services?

While most young people use drugs and alcohol to feel better it doesn’t always turn out that way!

Danger: many young people get injured or involved in fights or sexual assaults when intoxicated. Law: many drugs are illegal and if caught using or dealing can result in criminal charges. Many young people get into trouble with the law when intoxicated. Harm prevention: many drugs are poisonous and can cause harm or death if taken in the wrong dose. Impact on mental/physical health: some young people can develop mental health disorders such as:

Referral to Specialist D&A services that may include:

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Where to get help:

Support and Counselling Links:


If you are feeling suicidal it is very important to seek immediate help, preferably by a mental health practitioner.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 linkMental Health Line 1800 011 511 logo_eheadspace

Kids Helpline Ph: 1800 55 1800   www.kidshelpline.com.au
Lifeline Australia Ph: 13 11 14  www.lifeline.org.au
For urgent mental health issues call the Mental Health Line Ph: 1800 011 511 (24hrs 7 days a week)