Drug and Alcohol Info, Referral and Support
Information and Referral Services
South Western Sydney Drug Health Services Central Intake Line
Phone: 02 9616 8586
This intake line provides information and referral for all Drug Health treatment services including: inpatient and outpatient detoxification, opioid treatment, harm reduction (needle and syringe program), court diversion and counselling.
Other area Drug and Alcohol Service Intake Numbers (NSW Local Health District)
Intake lines for other areas across NSW. Intake lines provide information and referral for all Drug Health treatment services.
Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)
Phone: 1300 85 85 84
An alcohol and drug search directory. Includes reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, links to treatment services and more.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
National Drug and Alcohol Hotline: 1800 250 015
This 24 hour telephone line service provides information about alcohol and other drugs and related concerns, advice and referral services. The ADIS Web Chat is also available from Monday to Friday (8.30 am – 5.00 pm including public holidays). ADIS also runs the Your Room website, which features information about drugs and alcohol, their effects and support services.
Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS)
Phone: Sydney Metropolitan 02 8382 1006 / Regional and Rural NSW 1800 023 687
Free telephone advisory service for health professionals only. DASAS advises on the clinical diagnosis and management of patients with alcohol and other drug related problems, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Funded by NSW Health and managed by St Vincent’s Hospital Alcohol and Drug Service in Sydney.
Opioid Treatment Line
Phone: 1800 642 428
Weekday telephone helpline available Monday to Friday (9.30am – 5.00pm). Provides opioid pharmacotherapy information, referrals, advice and a forum for pharmacotherapy concerns. Opioid pharmacotherapy is specific treatment for opioid dependence (eg heroin, morphine and codeine). St Vincents Hospital Sydney.
Poisons Information Centre (All Ages)
Phone: 13 11 26
The Poisons Information Centre provides up-to-date evidence based information regarding the risk assessment, management and treatment of human poisoning to the general public and health care professionals. Offers 24 hour poisons advice.
Stimulant Treatment Line
Regional: 1800 101 188
Sydney Metro: 02 9361 8088
A 24/7 NSW state-wide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support specifically for stimulant use such as speed, ice, ecstasy, cocaine etc.
Tobacco Quit Line
Phone: 13 78 48 (13 QUIT)
The Tobacco Quit Line can provide you with quitting information, coping with withdrawals and cravings and referral information.
Your Service Hub
An online directory of alcohol and other drugs support, health and welfare services.
Phone: 1300 374 837 (Available 24/7)
1300 DRIVER is anonymous, confidential and staffed by experienced health professionals. Education, information, one-off and ongoing support, and referrals for long haul truck drivers and their families with issues related to health, wellbeing, stress, anxiety, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and lifestyle.
AOD Support Services
Phone: 1300 222 222
Support groups for people in recovery from alcohol addition.
Counselling Online (Turning Point)
NSW Phone: 1800 422 599 (Regional) / 02 9361 8000 (Metropolitan)
Confidential, 24 hour service providing online and text based drug and alcohol counselling and referral for people who using drugs or alcohol and their families and friends.
Phone: General enquiries 1300 656 800
Provides compassion and specialist care throughout Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia to children, young people, adults and families. Drug ARM offers a range of programs and services that include education, outreach, prevention and treatment.
Family Drug Support
Phone: 1300 368 186
This 24 hour telephone support line is for families affected by drugs and alcohol and also provides education and referral, and facilitates support groups across Australia.
Get Healthy Service – Alcohol Program
Phone: 1300 806 258
Free telephone-based health coaching which can help provide support and motivation to reach healthy lifestyle goals. Provided by NSW Health.
Phone: 1300 652 820
Support groups for people in recovery from narcotic drug addictions.
Phone: 1800 397 739
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation detox, rehabilitation and after care programs, including parents and children program. Must be over 18 years. Centres at Eagle Vale, Ingleburn and Sydney.
SWSLHD Drug & Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS)
Phone: 0436 814 995
Address: Drug Health Services, Campbelltown Hospital
Free, safe and confidential drug and alcohol services for young people aged 12-25 years. Services available: advice; cultural, medical, counselling and nursing support; and referrals to other services.
CORE Community Services – Youth Drug and Alcohol Program
Phone: 02 9727 0477
Drug and Alcohol program helps young people aged 12-24 years living in the Fairfield and Liverpool Local Government Areas, Free Services offered include: Confidential Counselling;
Referral to our in-house clinical psychologist; Workshops in safer partying strategies, mental health and smoking cessation; Drug & Alcohol Prevention; Relapse Prevention; Court Advocacy; Educational Workshops; and Casework.
headfyrst South West Sydney
Phone: Bankstown headspace 02 9393 9669 / Campbelltown headspace 02 4627 9089 / Liverpool headspace 02 8785 3200
A free service for young people experiencing co-existing AOD and mental health issues. headfyrst provides specialised Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) I Mental Health (MH) Counselling Services to young people aged 12-25 years. Program delivered by The Salvation Army – Youthlink in collaboration with selected headspace youth mental health centres in Western and South Western Sydney.
Mission Australia Macarthur Adolescent AOD Support Service
Phone: 02 4621 7422
Mission Australia’s South West Youth Service provides free counselling to youth and young adults aged 12-24 years who are facing issues with drugs and alcohol, gambling or general life concerns.
Noffs South West Sydney Youth Drug & Alcohol Counselling
Phone: Noffs 02 8785 8000 / Big Yellow Umbrella 02 4647 1283
Free counselling services for young people aged 10-25 years for AOD, stress, mental health, trauma, grief, as well as family and relationship issues. Outreach services and partnerships with schools available to all of the South-Western Sydney area including Macarthur. Currently providing outreach from Big Yellow Umbrella (Narellan).
Sydney Drug Education and Counselling Centre (SDECC)
Phone: 02 9977 0711
Provides counselling and support for people aged 12–25 years with problematic drug use and their families. Case management, relapse prevention, crisis management, and mental health assessment also available. Services are free and no medicare care is required.
Uniting – Getting it Together Scheme (GiTS)
Phone: 1800 864 846
Program based in Campbelltown for youth aged 12-25 years with concerns relating to alcohol and other drug use. Provides case management, linking clients with mental health services, counselling, rehabilitation, recreation, employment and schooling.
Youth Off the Streets – Dunlea Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Service
Phone: 02 9721 5714
Helps young people aged 13-19 who want to take control of their drug use. Service offers Individual case-management and counselling; Wednesday Day Program; and family support. Schools and community support programs are available upon request.
Youth Off the Streets – Outreach
Fairfield Phone: 0472 811 792 (Fatina Elabd)
Fairfield Website: https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/programs/fairfield-outreach/
Macquarie Fields Phone: 02 8796 6700
Macquarie Fields Website: https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/programs/macquarie-fields-outreach/
Outreach programs target young people aged 12-25 years but families are also encouraged to get involved. The programs give young people the chance to meet youth workers. It is often the first step to accessing help. The youth workers can support young people if they are in trouble and put them in touch with the services they need.