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Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs

Help and support

Different types of help and support work for different people. If you are concerned about your own, or someone else's, alcohol, tobacco or other drug use and would like more information or assistance the following services are available.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service 1800 177 833

The Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a confidential telephone service that offers information, advice, counselling and referral for alcohol and other drug issues.

ADIS is part of a national system of information and counselling services, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service provides:

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services

In Queensland, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) treatment services are provided in local communities by Queensland Health, non-government and private organisations. 

Services can provide comprehensive assessments for substance use, brief intervention, treatment planning, case management, counselling, residential treatment and referral if required.

To locate your nearest ATOD Service:

Quitline 13 QUIT (13 7848)

Quitline logo Quitline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to offer assistance to smokers interested in changing their smoking behaviour.

Quitline Advisors provide individually tailored support, encouragement and self-help resources. If you're interested in quitting or would like some information contact the Quitline on 13 QUIT (13 7848).

For more information visit the Quit smoking.

Other Support and Services

Alcohol and Drug Service
Biala Community Health Centre
'Biala' Ground Floor is located at Brisbane in the 'Biala' City Community Health Centre, 270 Roma Street. Acute treatment services for anyone concerned about alcohol and other drug use and a Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) are provided.

Hot House Finney Road is a free and confidential alcohol and drug counselling service for young people under 25, concerned about their own or someone else's alcohol and/or drug use. Counselling is also offered to parents and significant others concerned about their young person's use of substances. Further information about the service is provided in the Hot House brochure or visit Google maps.

Counselling online

Counselling Online is a free, 24 hour, 7 day online service where you can communicate live and one-on-one with a professional counsellor about any alcohol or drug related concern, via the internet.
This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend. You can choose to remain anonymous or register with the service.
Counselling Online can be accessed from any computer in Australia with a dial-up or broadband connection to the internet. Counselling Online is a program operated by Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre in Melbourne, Victoria.

Cannabis Information and Helpline 1800 30 40 50

A confidential information and support telephone service for people who use cannabis, are concerned about family and friend cannabis users and friends and family who are concerned about cannabis use by those close to them.

The Cannabis Information and Helpline is available from 2pm-11pm, Sunday to Friday, to provide counselling, information, referrals and resources.

National Inhalants Information Service

The National Inhalants Information Service is an Australian online service that provides information, research and support for the community, parents and teachers, alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers, and other professionals assisting users of inhalants.

Further Information

If you require any further information, please contact us.

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Last Updated: 25 March 2015
Last Reviewed: 02 October 2013