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Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)

Celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia’s leading organisation committed to inspiring positive change and delivering evidence-based approaches to minimise alcohol and drug harm.

Our DrugInfo advisors can provide free, confidential info and advice on reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use, treatment options and support services.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service

The Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a free and confidential counselling helpline for those in NSW with concerns around alcohol or drug misuse. ADIS is staffed by professional Counsellors who provide education, brief intervention counselling and referrals to other appropriate services in NSW. We support a variety of people including those concerned about themselves or concerned about another person.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW

The Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a free and confidential counselling helpline for NSW residents with concerns around alcohol and/or drug misuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ADIS is staffed by professional counsellors who provide education, information, counselling, support and referrals to other appropriate services in NSW.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Counselling Online

Counselling Online is a free and confidential service that provides 24/7 support to people across Australia affected by alcohol or drug use.

Get Healthy Service

Your free NSW Health service can help provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own healthy lifestyle goals.

Hello Sunday Morning

Hello Sunday Morning’s Daybreak app is a free resource designed to assist people in changing their relationship with alcohol. The app provides access to private chats with professional Daybreak coaches, an anonymous and supportive community and a comprehensive library of behavioural experiments, built by clinicians and designed to help people develop the skills they need to change their relationship with alcohol.

M.E.R.I.T (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment)

The Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program is a voluntary, pre-plea program for adults in the Local Court who have issues related to their alcohol and other drug use.

MERIT provides access to a wide range of alcohol and other drug treatment services for 12 weeks while court matters are adjourned. MERIT has operated since 2000 and is currently available at 62 of the 137 Local Courts in NSW.

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Oganisation (NACCHO)

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. Our organisation provides advice and guidance to the Australian Government on policy and budget matters while advocating for community-developed health solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

National Alcohol and Drug Knowledgebase

This website draws on the highest quality Australian data to provide accurate and easy-to-understand information about alcohol and other drugs.

NSW Health: Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets

Factsheets for consumers about alcohol, other drugs and prescribed medicines.

NSW Health: Methamphetamine

Methamphetamines are stimulants, and part of the amphetamine group of drugs manufactured from common pharmaceutical drugs and readily available chemicals such as acetone, bleach, battery acid, and engine coolant.

Methamphetamines are potent and illegal stimulants that speed up the function of the brain and nervous system.

NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)

The NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) is a peer-based drug user organisation that is governed, staffed and led by people with lived experience of drug use. Our vision statement is “Advancing the rights, health and dignity of people who use drugs illicitly in NSW”.

We are funded by NSW Health for service delivery with a focus on harm reduction and community empowerment. Our flagship programs include our peer-led NSP, Users News, peer education and support, stigma and discrimination training for health care professionals and DanceWize NSW.

Positive Choices – Drug and Alcohol Information

Positive Choices is an online portal to help Australian schools and communities access accurate, up-to-date evidence-based alcohol and other drug education resources.

Positive Choices was informed by input from teachers, parents, and students across Australia, and was developed in collaboration by researchers from:

  • The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, at the University of Sydney (formerly known as the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, at the University of New South Wales)
  • The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales
  • The National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.

Stimulant Treatment Program

Stimulant Services is an outpatient service that offers free counselling and support for people who use stimulants, such as methamphetamine (ice), cocaine and ecstasy.

People come to our clinic with a range of problems relating to drug use.

No use is too little or too much to come and see us.

Your Room

A place to get facts about alcohol and other drugs. Learn more about some of the most commonly used drugs affecting Australians right now.