ADIS BRINGS IT — WHENEVER, WHEREVER,
Would you like to discuss making changes to your drug use? Perhaps you would like to know more about the effects of combining different drugs, or where to get sterile injecting equipment in your area?
ADIS (Alcohol and Drug Information Service) is just a phone call away. It never shuts. ADIS is here for you all day, every day - even Xmas day!
If you live in rural or remote NSW or in the middle of the city, ADIS is here to support you. It is confidential and anonymous. You can talk as long as you want for the cost of a local call.
Sydney metropolitan area 02 9361 8000
Rural or remote NSW free call 1800 422 599
ADIS staff are skilled health professionals. The team provides information, advice and support to people with questions relating to their own use as well as those wanting information regarding their family or friends who use substances. Every year we answer over 20,000 calls and no two calls are the same.
ADIS offers quality counseling, education and referral and we can locate and refer you to whatever service you need in your area.
ADIS provides up-to-date, evidence based advice. A few of the things ADIS can help you with are:
Where to find new injecting equipment
How to manage the risks around drug use
Strategies to manage your use
Strategies to become and stay abstinent
Where to find detoxes and rehabs and what their guidelines and rules are
How drugs work in the body
How to talk to a friend or family member about your drug use
How to you can talk to people if you have a blood borne virus and they need to know
When you call ADIS the counselor will listen, ask questions and work to find the best solution for you Including referrals to treatment. ADIS counselors do not use a script, calls are not recorded and your anonymity is protected. You will be asked details like postcode, age, gender and cultural background, this information is kept private and used for service planning. You do not have to give this information.
We know that it is often difficult to get into a service. If needed, we can give you support until you can access a local service. This support is free.
ADIS has other information and support
Opiate Treatment Line: 1800 642 428
Information one methadone and buprenorphine, finding a prescriber, your rights and responsibilities, managing withdrawal
Stimulant Treatment Line 1800 101 188 or 02 9361 8088
Specialist help around stimulant use such as ice.
www.yourroom.com.au provides information on drug use and features a web chat service for real-time on-line drug and alcohol counseling.
ADIS is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health’s Centre for Population Health and is managed by the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.