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There are different services for different people. Some services are only for men or only for women. Others are for women and children, or young people, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you need urgent help call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

There are many ways you can find a treatment service:


Talk to a doctor

A doctor (GP) can give you more information about the different types of treatment. They can also give you a referral (letter from a doctor) so you can see someone at a treatment service. There are some services that do not need a doctor’s referral.

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Call an alcohol and drug information service 

Telephone the number in your state to get information, help finding services and brief counselling at any time day or night. You can find a list of numbers here.


Talk to a health or community service

Community health services, women’s health services, migrant resource centres, community associations and other organisations can help you to find a drug and alcohol treatment service.


Look for a service on the Internet

There is a lot of information about drug and alcohol treatment on the Internet, apps, video sharing, Twitter and Facebook. Some places to look for treatment are:

National Drug and Alcohol Services Directory http://www.ndasd.com.au/

The Australian Drug Information Network http://www.adin.com.au/help-support-services

Lifeline Service Finder http://lifeline.serviceseeker.com.au/

If you are sharing information online, please be careful to protect your privacy.


Talk to a drug and alcohol treatment service

When you find a drug and alcohol service, you can call the service and ask them to explain what they do.
You can ask the service how long the treatment takes and what information you need to provide to use the service.


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