More alcohol and drug support for Queenslanders
Published Thursday, 23 August, 2018 at 10:34 AM
Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Steven Miles
Queenslanders struggling with alcohol and drugs will be able to access all their treatment options in one place thanks to a new website launched by the Palaszczuk Government.
Queensland Health has launched its new Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) website, providing a suite of information and resources for individuals, families and health professionals.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the site was developed as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Action on ice plan, which launched in February.
“Queenslanders made it clear there was a need for a central point of truth with information and support about alcohol and drug abuse,” Mr Miles said.
“The ‘ADIS’ website is designed to be just that and will support Queenslanders and their families in need of assistance with their alcohol and drug consumption.
Minister Miles said the website will include self-assessment quizzes so people can gauge if their alcohol intake or drug use is putting them at risk.
“In addition to busting myths, the website provides a list of alcohol and drug treatment options available across Queensland and helpful resources for health professionals,” Mr Miles said.
“This site will complement the existing 24/7 confidential alcohol and drug phone service 1800 177 833 that helps Queenslanders who are concerned about their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use.
For more information, visit www.adis.health.qld.gov.au where counsellors are available 24/7 on for further assistance and tailored support.
The Action on ice plan to address use and harms caused by crystal methamphetamine can be read at http://qld.gov.au/actiononice.
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