Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services

For information, referral and advice

Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services Intake Service

Phone: 1300 660 059 (Cost of a local call)

 

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services (DACS) aim to improve health and reduce drug-related harm for individuals, their families/carers, and the wider community.

Our services provide a range of community, outpatient and inpatient services, from prevention and early intervention to treatment, referral and continuing care for people aged 16 years and above throughout Hunter New England Health.

DACS provide access to the following specialty services:

  • Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Team
  • Addiction Medicine Specialists – outpatient clinics
  • Adult Drug Court Program (ADC)
  • Assertive Community Management (ACM)
  • Cannabis Clinic
  • Harm Minimisation Program (Needle Syringe Program)
  • Involuntary Treatment Liaison Officers (ITLOs)
  • John Hunter Hospital Consultation Liaison Service
  • Keep Them Safe Whole Family Team (KTS - WFT)
  • Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) Program
  • Opiate Substitution Program
  • Psychosocial Services (Case management and targeted therapeutic interventions)
  • Stimulant Treatment Program (STP)
  • Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Services (SUPPS)
  • Withdrawal management
  • Youth Drug and Alcohol Service (YDACS)

The Drug & Alcohol Intake Service is open Monday through Friday 8.00 – 4.30 pm (closed public holidays and weekends) and is the initial contact for assessment and referral to Hunter New England Health DACS (except Adult Drug Court and MERIT).

The service is open to all members of the community and it provides:

  • Drug & alcohol information and brief interventions to individuals, family or friends
  • Initial assessment to identify individual clinical needs
  • Referral to appropriate services for people requiring assistance with drug and alcohol issues.

For information, referral and advice

Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services Intake Service

Phone: 1300 660 059 (Cost of a local call)