Supporting someone affected by alcohol or drug dependence
Family and friends are the most important source of support for those struggling with drug and/or alcohol dependence. Supporting a drug and/or alcohol dependent person is often a long, overwhelming and exhausting journey. Like any complex journey, getting lost, not knowing where you are or even where you are heading is normal.
Provides drug and alcohol treatment, information or referral for people living, working, visiting or studying in South Western Sydney with concerns relating to their own or another person's use of alcohol, illicit drugs (such as cannabis, heroin, stimulants, ice, cocaine,opium) or prescription medication and tobacco. Services provided include:
SWSLHD Drug Health Central Intake Line
Provides information on the best options for treatment to anyone in the community. Open 8:30 - 5pm, Monday to Friday Phone 9616 8586
Recognising & Responding to overdose
Medical help should be sought if someone who has taken a substance is experiencing:
These are medical emergencies that require prompt attention. Phone Ambulance on 000
Supports for Carers, families and friends affected by someone else's alcohol or drug use
24/7 Telephone Support 1300 368 186
FDS is a non-religious organisation which provides non-judgemental, non directive support and information to families & friends of drug users throughout Australia. Family support meetings are held throughout NSW. Contact FDS for more information.
ADIS (Alcohol & Drug Information Service) Provides 24/7 Telephone advice, information & referral line (02) 9361 8000
Your Room is an online directory where the community can access facts and information about some of the commonly used drugs.
Quitline Is a free government telephone support service for people who would like to stop smoking. Telephone support for Aboriginal persons and Multilingual Quitline services are also provided. www.icanquit.com.au
All South Western Sydney Local Health District Facilities (Indoor & Outdoor spaces) are