Drug Information Services

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre is not primarily an information centre and has a limited ability to provide drug information to the general public. However, due to great demand we have produced a series of fact sheets on a range of drugs and statistical data which may prove useful.

If you are in need of specific drug information and/or resources you will need to contact the alcohol and drug information service in your state and territory. These services are staffed by trained counsellors who can assist you with information, appropriate treatment and counselling. The majority of these services run 24 hours a day.

Australian Capital Territory:
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): (02) 6205 4545 c/o Australian IV League (02) 6281 7851
 
New South Wales:
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): (02) 9361 8000 or 1 800 422 599 (toll free)
NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA): (02) 8354 7300 or 1 800 644 413 (toll free)
 
Queensland:
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): (07) 3236 2414 or 1 800 177 833 (toll free)
Queensland Intravenous AIDS Association (QuIVAA): (07) 3252 5390 or 1 800 172 076 (toll free)
 
South Australia:
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): 1 300 13 13 40
SAVIVE: (08) 8334 1611 or 1800 888 559 (toll free)
 
Tasmania:
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): (03) 6222 7511 or 1 800 811 994 (toll free)
Tasmania Users Health & Support League (TUSSEL): (03) 6234 1242
 
Northern Territory:
Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS): 1800 131 350 (toll free)
Northern Territory AIDS Council: (08) 8941 1711 or 1 800 880 899 (toll free)
 
Victoria:
Directline: (03) 9416 1818 or 1800 888 236 (toll free)
Victorian Drug User Group/VIVAIDS: (03) 9329 1500
 
Western Australia
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): (08) 9442 5000 or 1 800 198 024 (toll free)
WA Substance Users Association (WASUA): (08) 9227 7866
Parent Drug Information Service: (08) 9442 5050 or 1 800 653 203 (toll free)
 
 

Research institutions

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

(02) 9385 0333

National Drug Research Institute

(08) 9266 1600

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction            

(08) 8201 7535

Turning Point

(03) 8413 8413

 

Other key agencies

Alcohol and other Drug Council of Australia (ADCA)

(02) 6281 0686

Australian Drug Foundation

(03) 9278 8100

Family Drug Support

(02) 4782 9222 or 1300 368 186

Ted Noffs Foundation

(02) 9310 0133

Manly Drug Education & Counselling Centre

(02) 9977 0711

Next Step

(08) 9271 5055

Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC)

(02) 9699 3552

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

(08) 8274 3333

Odyssey House

(02) 9281 5144

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)    

1800 30 40 50

WHOs

(02) 9319 1211