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Support services in Queensland

Alcohol and other drugs services provide people with a range of interventions that influence and support the decision to reduce or cease harmful substance use.

Referrals to alcohol and other drugs services can come from the individual seeking treatment, family and friends, community services, Hospital and Health Services, GPs, Police, Courts and Corrective Services.

Participating in alcohol and other drug treatment in Queensland is voluntary.

Adis 24/7 Alcohol and Drug Support

Adis 24/7 Alcohol and Drug Support is a 24-hour, 7 day a week confidential support service for people in Queensland with alcohol and other drug concerns, their families and health professionals.

Adis provides

  • compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental support for anyone in Queesland experiencing issues with alcohol and other drugs
  • after-hours suppor during vulnerable times
  • specific information about drugs and advice on treatment options
  • referral information for local services
  • an extensive range of print and downloadable resources.

For further information, visit the Adis 24/7 Alcohol and Drug support site where you can also search the health service directory to find the closest alcohol and drugs treatment service.

Residential rehabilitation services

Read about the new residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation and treatment services in Rockhampton, Cairns, Ipswich and Bundaberg.

Department services

The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB), Department of Health leads policy for state-funded alcohol and other drugs treatment in Queensland. MHAODB works with other state and federal government agencies as well as Hospital and Health Services and non-government organisations that support people experiencing problematic substance use.

State-funded alochol and other drug services include:

  • rehabilitation including residential treatment and non-residential treatment services (i.e. day programs)
  • withdrawal management and care
  • psychosocial interventions (i.e. counselling)
  • medicated assisted treatment, including treatment for opioid dependence
  • family support services
  • harm reduction services including needle and syringe programs, and police and court drug diversion programs.

In addition, the MHAODB works closely with other Queensland Health stakeholders to ensure a coherent and collaborative approach is taken when addressing statewide alcohol and other drugs issues.


The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation for the non-government alcohol and other drugs treatment sector.

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) supports community-controlled alcohol and other drug treatment services.


Last updated: 4 November 2021

New residential rehabilitation and withdrawal services

Read about the new residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation and withdrawal service proposed for Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Ipswich and Cairns.