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24/7 information, support and referrals for those affected by alcohol and other drug use

24 hour support line

1800 250 015

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW

The Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a free and confidential counselling helpline for NSW residents with concerns around alcohol and/or drug misuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ADIS is staffed by professional counsellors who provide education, information, counselling, support and referrals to other appropriate services in NSW.

Are you worried you could be drinking too much or consuming drugs in a way that has become a problem? Are you worried about your friends or family finding out and want to get help quickly and quietly? Are you worried about the drug use of someone close to you – maybe a family member or friend? Maybe you just want to know where someone can get help? 

ADIS clinicians understand the difficulties of speaking out, seeking help and finding appropriate drug and alcohol treatment, and use their knowledge and experience to assist you and answer questions, such as:

  • How can I cut-down or stop my alcohol or drug use?
  • What help can I get?
  • Do I have to wait long to get help?
  • Can anyone ring ADIS?
  • Who do I talk to when I ring ADIS?
  • Will drug and alcohol treatments be difficult?
  • What is this drug doing to me?
  • What are the short and long term problems that could develop if I continue using?
  • Will ADIS tell anyone that I rang?
  • What can I expect when I ring?
  • Does ADIS record calls?

You can call ADIS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 250 015 or for Sydney Metropolitan 02 8382 1000 or alternatively you can start a Web Chat.

ADIS Web Chat is available from Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm (including public holidays).

ADIS also has a range of telephone lines offering specialised drug and alcohol information and support to particular groups.

Web Chat


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