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Information lines for women
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Information lines for women

If you are a woman who is pregnant or planning pregnancy and you are having trouble stopping drinking or cutting down you should contact the following number in your state for advice and support.

National

Contact: Pregnancy Birth and Baby Helpline
Service Provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Pregnancy Birth and Baby website
Telephone: 1800 822 436

National

Contact: HealthDirect Australia
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: HealthDirect Australia website
Telephone: 1800 022 222

In Victoria, the service can be accessed by NURSE-ON-CALL (1300 60 60 24).
In Queensland, the service can be accessed by 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Australian Capital Territory

Contact: Alcohol Drug Program
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: ACT Health website - Alcohol and other drugs
Telephone: 02 6207 9977

Victoria

Contact: Directline
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Department of Health, Victoria website - Directline
Telephone: Metropolitan: 1800 888 236

New South Wales

Contact: Alcohol Drug Information Service - ADIS NSW
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Your room website
Telephone: Metropolitan: 02 9361 8000, Rural: 1800 422 599

Tasmania

Contact: Alcohol Drug Information Service - ADIS Tasmania
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania website - Alcohol and Drug Services contact page
Telephone: 1800 811 994

Northern Territory

Contact: Northern Territory Alcohol and Other Drug Services
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Alcohol and Other Drug Services Across the Northern Territory
Telephone: Darwin: 08 9822 8399, Alice Springs: 08 8951 7580, Statewide: 1800 131 350

Western Australia

Contact: Alcohol Drug Information Service - ADIS Western Australia
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Government of Western Australia, Department of Health website - ADIS

South Australia

Contact: Alcohol Drug Information Service - ADIS South Australia
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Government of South Australia, SA Health website - Drug and Alcohol Services
Telephone: Metropolitan: 08 8363 8618, Statewide: 1800 177 833

Queensland

Contact: Alcohol Drug Information Service - ADIS Queensland
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Queensland Government, Queensland Health website - Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs

Information lines for Health Professionals

If you have a patient or client that needs further help or support

Australian Capital Territory

Contact: ACT Health Directorate Alcohol Drug Program
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: ACT Health - Community Based Health Services
Telephone number: 02 6207 9977
Accessibility: The Health Directorate also offers advice and information to general practitioners, other health professionals, and business and community groups.

Victoria

Contact: Directline
Service provided: 24 hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Department of Health Victoria - Alcohol and other drug services in Victoria - Directline
Telephone number: 1800 888 236
Accessibility: Directline also offers advice and information to health and welfare professionals.

Contact Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
Service provided 24 hour, 7 day specialist telephone consultancy service.
Website Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service
Telephone number 1800 812 804
Accessibility DACAS is available to all health professionals in Victoria. The service provides clinical advice to health professionals who have concerns about the clinical management of patients and clients with alcohol and other drug problems.

New South Wales

Contact: The Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS)
Service provided: DASAS advises on the clinical diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with alcohol and other drug-related problems, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Website: Your room, the place for drug and alcohol information - DASAS
Telephone number: 1800 023 687
Accessibility: DASAS supports doctors and healthcare professionals. DASAS t is available to any health professional, and provides assistance with diagnosis and treatment of patients with alcohol and other drug issues.

Tasmania

Contact Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
Service provided 24 hour, 7 day specialist telephone consultancy service.
Website Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service
Telephone number 1800 630 093
Accessibility DACAS is only available to all health professionals in Tasmania. The service provides clinical advice to health professionals who have concerns about the clinical management of patients and clients with alcohol and other drug problems.

Northern Territory

Contact Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
Service provided 24 hour, 7 day specialist telephone consultancy service.
Website Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service
Telephone number 1800 111 092
Accessibility DACAS is available to all health professionals. The service provides clinical advice to health professionals who have concerns about the clinical management of patients and clients with alcohol and other drug problems.

Western Australia

Contact: Clinical Advisory Service (CAS)
Service provided: 24 hour phone service, advice and referral
Website:
Telephone number: 08 9442 5042
Accessibility: The CAS is available only to General Practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, hospitals, alcohol and drug agencies and other health professionals seeking clinical information and advice on alcohol and drug treatment.

South Australia

Contact: Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
Service provided: 24-hour advice and referral service
Website: SA Health - Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
Telephone number: 08 8363 8633
Accessibility: DACAS is available to health professionals. The service provides clinical advice to health professionals who have concerns about the clinical management of patients and clients with alcohol and other drug problems.

Queensland

Contact: Alcohol Drug Information Service - ADIS Queensland
Service provided: 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral
Website: Queensland Government - Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs - Help and Support
Telephone number: 1800 177 833
Accessibility: ADIS Queensland is available health and related professionals and to the general community.