Alcohol and other drugs support services

Last updated 12 October 2023
Alcohol and other drugs support services

Brisbane South PHN commissions the following services to provide alcohol and other drugs treatment services in response to the needs of our region.  

Lives Lived Well 

Programs delivered by LLW specialise in supporting people who have recently accessed withdrawal management (detox) services or residential rehabilitation, and/or are involved with the justice system.  

Drug Arm – CAFSS Program 

The Community and Family Support Service delivered by Drug ARM is a twelve-week counselling program for people who want help to address issues related to their own, or another person’s, alcohol or other drug use.  

Mater – CHAMP at Home 

A specialised extended postnatal care service delivered by Mater for up to 6 months postpartum for women who have given birth at Mater Mothers’ Hospital and have substance-use issues or require low-intensity mental health intervention. This service is delivered in the home or via phone/telehealth/face-to-face.  


Programs delivered by QuIHN specialise in supporting people who have recently accessed withdrawal management (detox) services or residential rehabilitation, and people who are involved with the justice system. 

Anglicare – AMEND Program  

Assisting Mothers to End the Need for Drugs is a voluntary relapse prevention and parenting enhancement program. Offering 18 sessions of specialised, confidential counselling to pregnant and parenting women. Supporting those women who experience problems related to alcohol and other drugs and co-existing mental health problems. Counselling and support is available free of charge to women and their families who live within the greater Brisbane region.  

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Alcohol and Drug Clinical Advisory Service (ADCAS) 

ADCAS is a specialist telephone support service for health professionals (only) in Queensland. 

Clinical advice regarding the management of patients with alcohol and other drug concerns. It may include advice relating to: 

  • Opioid pharmacotherapy and other prescribing enquiries 

  • Management of withdrawal symptoms, intoxication, and toxicity 

  • Management of complications associated with alcohol and drug use 

  • Drug interaction information 

Initial enquiries are taken by alcohol and drug counsellors who can provide alcohol and drug information, relevant local agency information, and referral options. Calls will be transferred to an on-call medical addiction specialist where the enquiry specifically relates to medical management. 

  • Phone 1800-290-928. 

  • Hours – 7 days, 8.00 am to 11.00 pm. 


  • Anonymous service for anyone with concerns about their own or someone else's use of alcohol or other drugs. 

  • Service provides: 

    • an opportunity to discuss the situation and concerns with someone who understands, and can help 

    • information about alcohol and other drugs, including written resources 

    • options and referral to appropriate treatment services, or further assistance 

    • consultancy service for health and related professionals. 

For service enquiries, phone 1800-177-833. Check services

Alcohol and Drug Homeless Outreach Team 

Intensive outreach support and interventions to homeless people within a 5 km radius of the Brisbane CBD. 

Service information 

Al-Anon Family Groups 

Support for families and friends of people requiring alcohol intervention. 

Service information

  • Phone 1300-252-666 (1300-ALANON) 

  • Website

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 

Fellowship of men and women who provide support for people recovering from problematic alcohol use. Online meetings are also available. 

Service information 

Family Drug Support 

Provides information, resources, support meeting, training and a helpline for family and friends of people affected by alcohol and drugs. 

Service information

  • Hours – 24 hours, 7 days. 

  • Phone 1300-368-186 

  • Website

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Institute for Urban Indigenous Health)  

Provides an integrated social health model, including primary mental health services, alcohol and other drug treatment services, and suicide prevention services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 

Service information

Medicines Line 

Prescription medication information line operated by registered nurses, and pharmacists for more complex enquiries. 

Service information

  • Hours – Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 

  • Phone 1300-633-424 

  • Website 

Narcotics Anonymous Australia 

Fellowship of men and women who support each other to deal with the problematic use of all drugs, not only narcotics. Online meetings are also available. 

Service information

Needle Syringe Program (NSP) 

Supplies sterile injecting equipment to people who inject drugs. 

Service information


  • Bayside Community Mental Health: 

    • 2A Weippin Street Cleveland 

    • Phone (07) 3825-6060 

  • Beenleigh Community Health Centre: 

    • 10-18 Mount Warren Boulevard Mount Warren Park 

    • Phone (07) 3089-4084 (enquiries via Logan Central) 

  • Browns Plains Community Health Centre: 

    • Corner Wineglass Dr and Middle Rd Hillcrest 

    • Phone (07) 3412-3200 

  • Inala Community Health Centre: 

    • 64 Wirraway Parade Inala 

    • Phone (07) 3275-5300 


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