Support

The following services are available to anyone who requires support in relation to issues that arise during the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’:

OrganisationContact details

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline. It will automatically direct you to the Alcohol and Drug Information Service in your state or territory. These local alcohol and other drug telephone services offer support, information, counselling and referral to services.

Phone: 1800 250 015

Kids Help Line

Kids Help Line telephone, web and email counselling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to children and young people of Australia aged between 5–25 years of age.

Phone: 1800 55 1800

ReachOut

ReachOut has information about drugs, where to seek help, how to help a friend, and many other youth related issues.

Headspace

Headspace provides information and counselling services with anything to do with alcohol, drugs, education, employment and general or mental health. It’s for 12–25 year olds and has centres all around Australia.

Lifeline

Lifeline is a 24-hour phone and online counselling service designed to help anyone through all problems.

Phone: 13 11 14

Sane

Sane has a helpline and website that provides information and support for mental health issues.

Phone: 1800 18 7263

National Drugs Campaign

The Australian Government website provides information about illicit drugs and campaign resources.

Cracks in the Ice

Cracks in the Ice is an online toolkit providing trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date information about crystal methamphetamine (ice) for the Australian community.

Counselling Online

Counselling Online allows you to communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern using text interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative, or friend. Counselling Online is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week across Australia.

Australian Drug Information Network

The Australian Drug Information Network website provides a directory of places in all states and territories in Australia, where it is possible to seek information and services to assist with alcohol and other drug related issues.

Drug Info

Drug Info provides information about alcohol and other drugs. They also provide a SMS service where you can text the name of a drug to the number below and receive a reply listing a number of the drug’s effects and links to find further information.

Family Drug Support

Family Drug Support provides information and support for families of drug and alcohol users, including a 24hour support line.

Phone: 1300 368 186

Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service

The Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS) is a clinician only service where health professionals such as General Practitioners can get advice from addiction medicine specialist on how to manage patients in their services.

Phone:

  • Sydney Metropolitan: (02) 9361 8006
  • Regional and rural NSW: 1800 023 687

Mental Health Line

The Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service operating seven days a week across NSW. The service provides access to mental health professionals, connection with local care services and support for carers and professionals.

Phone: 1800 011 511

Drug and Alcohol Services

To access a local public drug and alcohol service, please contact your local health district:

  • Central Coast - (02) 4394 4880
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven - 1300 652 226
  • Nepean Blue Mountains - 1300 661 050 (24/7 service)
  • Northern Sydney - 1300 889 788
  • South Eastern Sydney - (02) 9332 8777 (Northern) (02) 9113 2944 (Central)
  • South Western Sydney - (02) 9616 8586
  • Sydney - 1800 793 466
  • Western Sydney - (02) 9840 3355
  • Far West - 1300 662 263
  • Hunter New England - 1300 660 059
  • Mid North Coast - 1300 662 263
  • Murrumbidgee - 1800 800 944
  • Northern NSW - (02) 6620 7600
  • Southern NSW - 1800 809 423
  • Western NSW - 1300 887 000

Miscellaneous

Find information and contact details for other mental health and drug and alcohol services in NSW.