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ADIS website a success

Mid last year Queensland Health launched its new Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) website, providing a central point of truth for information and support around alcohol and drugs.

Dr John Reilly, Chief Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Officer, said the website has received over 17,000 views since launching in July last year.

“It is great to see Queenslanders using the ADIS website and even better to receive positive feedback from health professionals and consumers,” Dr Reilly said.

“There have been over 4,300 users and nearly 6,100 sessions, with 13.7% of visitors returning.

“The website is designed to complement the existing 24/7 confidential ADIS phone service in assisting Queenslanders who are concerned about their own or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use.”

Dr Reilly explained the website includes self-assessment tools that have been developed as part of the Queensland Government’s response to substance misuse.

“While seeking feedback to the Queensland Government’s Action on ice plan, the community made it clear there was a need for a centralised, state-wide service to provide accurate information and support around alcohol and other drugs,” he said.

“The website also provides information about alcohol and drug treatment options, including a search tool to help people locate nearby services, and resources for health professionals.

“This is supported by a team of experienced counsellors that provide information, counselling and referral services to reduce the harms associated with problematic substance use.

“It is yet another example of our commitment and drive to reduce the supply, the demand and the harms from drugs such as ice, that can have such devastating effects on Queenslanders.”

For more information, visit www.adis.health.qld.gov.au. ADIS counsellors are available 24/7 on 1800 177 833 for further assistance and tailored support.

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Last updated: 3 January 2019