google-text-to-speech google-translate quote-marks next pause play prev list volume speech shape-circle shape-semi-circle-left shape-semi-circle-right
Skip to main content

Know Your Options

Choose your language

Contact someone now

Finding help for alcohol and other drug problems

– go back

Drug treatment: What works?

Evidence-based practice, which involves making treatment decisions based on current best evidence, takes into account patient characteristics, situations and preferences. Treatments should produce favourable outcomes under usual or everyday conditions. In the field of alcohol and other drugs, favourable outcomes reflect a balance in risks and benefits for individuals and the community. Below are the different types of treatment, and the context for their use, drawing on available research evidence.

There is a range of fact sheets and other clinical information which can assist health professionals in the treatment of alcohol and other drug related presentations in a general practice setting.

More information about the medication assisted treatment for opiod (MATOD) GP Program please visit the SA Health website.

Would you like to speak to someone now?

The Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) provides general practitioners and other health professionals direct telephone access to a specialist drug and alcohol clinician. The service is available 24 hours/ 7 days on (08) 7087 1742.

You can direct your clients to call the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1300 13 1340 (8:30am-10pm, 7 days/week) for information, counselling and referral.

There are support services available.

There is a range of services available in South Australia for people who experience problems with alcohol and other drugs, which means there are many options for people with differing needs and treatment preferences. Many of these services are free.

learn more

Find a service near you

Or view all services

Would you like to speak to someone now?

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service. (Available 8:30am-10pm, 7 days for SA callers only).

You can also contact a counsellor online 24/7.

1300 13 1340 more info