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Help and support with addiction

Alcohol

If you're worried about your, or someone else's drinking - contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service - phone 1300 13 1340 any time, local call fee for South Australian callers.

Family and friends of problem drinkers can access an international support network and there are helplines for parents and kids, plus support and advice for teenagers and young adults.

Other websites

Aboriginal issues- SA Health 
Alcohol laws -  SA Health 
National alcohol guidelines - Department of Health
Responsible service of alcohol training - Alcohol and Drug Information Service 


Quit smoking

Help to stop smoking- Quit SA. 

Information and advice for young adults and teenagers can be found on the Child and Youth Health website. For younger children there's an easy-to-follow illustrated guide on the dangers of smoking. 

Passive smoking is a serious risk to you and your family and smoking while pregnant can harm your unborn baby


Illicit drug dependence

If you're worried about your, or someone else's drug use - contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service - phone 1300 13 1340 any time (local call fee for South Australian callers).

Help for drug dependence - Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.

Other websites

Cannabis laws in South Australia- Legal Services Commission
Information for events and venues- Drug and Alcohol Services


Dependence on prescription drugs

If you're worried about your, or someone else's drug use phone the Alcohol and Drug Information Service on 1300 13 1340 any time local call fee for South Australian callers.

Help for dependence to prescription drugs- Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.

Information about prescription and over-the-counter medicines is provided by Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia and includes:

  • prescription drugs and their effects
  • over-the-counter drugs and their effects
  • research
  • legal control over medicines.

Regulatory guidelines and standards for prescription medicines can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing website.


Problem gambling

If you're worried about your, or someone else's gambling - phone the gambling helpline any time - 1800 060 757.
Help with problem gambling in Adelaide and country South Australia is provided by the Office for Problem Gambling.  

Problem gambling is when a person's gambling causes harm to themselves and to those around them such as a partner, family, friends or others in the community.
When gambling begins to consume more money and time than a person can afford - it can affect many parts of their lives, including:

  • physical and emotional health
  • finances
  • relationships
  • work and study.

Information about problem gambling - Office for Problem Gambling.


Related information

Other websites

National Health Services Directory - SA Health


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Page last updated: 5 February 2016