For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs 24 hours, 7 days a week, call the National Alcohol and Other Drugs Hotline
1800 250 015.
It will automatically direct you to the Alcohol and Drug Service in the state or territory you are calling from.
Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) provides services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Contact them on (02) 8113 1301 or for counselling and support services for CALD communities call (02) 8706 0150.
Nepean Youth Drug and Alcohol Service (NYDAS) works within a holistic model of care to address a range of issues for young people (12 -20 years) of age related to their alcohol and other drug use. Call (02) 4734 2129 or (02) 4734 1333.
Poisons Information Centre is a 24/7 call centre service to NSW and after hours call centre across Australia. Call 13 11 26
www.ahmrc.org.au for Aboriginal community controlled health services across NSW. Go to Members/ Members regional map/ Member services or Member websites.
www.alcohol.gov.au provides information about related health issues and Australian government policy.
www.druginfo.adf.org.au for facts and resources on alcohol and other drugs and the prevention of related harm.
www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au State Library of New South Wales provides up to date information for public libraries in NSW.
www.headspace.org.au for mental health and wellbeing support, information and services for young people (12-25 years) and their family and friends.
www.kidshelp.com.au is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by web, email or call 1800 55 1800.
www.nuaa.org.au NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) is a peak drug user organisation in NSW providing harm reduction information and blood borne virus prevention peer education.
au.reachout.com ReachOut is an Australian online youth mental health service with a mobile-friendly site and forums where you can access help, information and support.
www.shil.nsw.gov.au for free and confidential sexual health support and information.
smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au Smart Recovery is a voluntary self-help group that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours.
Visit www.tafensw.edu.au for help with education, career development or personal matters. Students can contact a local TAFE / university counsellor. Follow the links to student services, careers and counselling.
www.youthaction.org.au Youth Action is the peak organisation for young people in NSW. Use the search option to access a directory of NSW youth services.
youthsolutions.com.au for services for young people 12 – 25 years of age and the community including prevention and health promotion, drug and alcohol education, community programs and referral. You can also call (02) 4628 2319. [provides services to young people in Macarthur & Wingecarribee].