Drug and alcohol services
There is a range of services available in South Australia for people who experience problems with alcohol and other drugs, which means there are many options for people with differing needs and treatment preferences.
For information about all alcohol and other drug treatment and support services in South Australia visit Know Your Options. This is a new website that provides individuals, families and health professionals with a directory of services and information about treatment options and selecting a service.
Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)
Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) provides statewide alcohol and other drug treatment services.
- Contact Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)
- DASSA publications and resources
- DASSA service activity and performance data
- Clinical information
DASSA welcomes the input of its clients, their families, or others who are impacted by alcohol, tobacco or other drug policy. To find out more about how to provide feedback or have a say at DASSA, please go to the Community Partnership Program page.
Services and locations
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
The Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public, concerned family and friends, students and health professionals.
To contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) call 1300 13 1340 (8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day). Interstate callers can contact ADIS on (08) 7087 1743.
For more information about ADIS visit the Alcohol and Drug Information Service page.
Other (SA Health funded) drug and alcohol services and locations
SA Health contracts non-government agencies to provide a range of alcohol, tobacco and other drug services through the Specialist Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Treatment Services program.
Youth Treatment Orders
Drug dependency can have a devastating impact on young people, their futures and their families, and can have negative impacts on the broader community.
The Government of South Australia has established the Youth Treatment Orders program to help young people and their families address drug dependency through specialised treatment.
The Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill 2019 passed in Parliament and was assented to on 21 November 2019. It will commence operation on a date to be fixed by proclamation.
The new legislation will provide the option of Court ordered treatment for children and young people experiencing drug dependency. The effective implementation of this legislation will require close consultation and collaboration between key stakeholders including health, child protection and justice agencies. An Interagency Working Group has been established to provide advice to the Government on the most appropriate model of care to address youth substance dependence and to guide the implementation of the legislation. Community consultation on the Draft Model of Care underpinning the initiative will commence in early 2020.