There are services available across NSW for people seeking information, support and treatment for methamphetamine and other stimulant drugs.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Information Service (ADIS)
ADIS provides 24 hour 7 day a week telephone counselling, support, referrals and information for those affected by alcohol or other drugs. ADIS counsellors are trained to work with people who are concerned about their own alcohol and drug use, as well as callers who are concerned about their family or friends. ADIS is a free service which is available to all residents of NSW.
Sydney metropolitan: (02) 9361 8000
Regional and rural NSW: 1800 422 599
Stimulant Treatment Line (STL)
Drug and alcohol counsellors are available 24/7 to speak with anyone who has questions or concerns about psychostimulants (for example, amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy). Counsellors can provide counselling, information, and referrals to specialist stimulant treatment services in NSW, and are trained to work with people who are concerned about their own stimulant use as well as callers who are concerned about their family or friends.
The STL is a free service which is available to all residents of NSW.
Sydney metropolitan: (02) 9361 8088
Regional and rural NSW: 1800 10 11 88
Family Drug Support (FDS)
Family Drug Support (FDS) provides telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to users, families and carers in crisis due to alcohol and other drug use issues in NSW. FDS is staffed by volunteers who have first-hand experience of drug dependent family members.
Phone: 1300 368 186
The NSW Health website Your Room provides information for the public about alcohol and other drugs, including a suite of alcohol and other drug fact sheets, resources and where to seek help. There is a specific section on methamphetamine which describes the physical and psychological effects, what you should do in an emergency, and referral sources for treatment and online tools.
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) - Breaking the ice also has resources and tools to support education activities in your community.
Stimulant treatment clinics
Enhanced through the NSW Government’s 2015 commitment to tackle methamphetamine-related harm, NSW Health funds a number of specialist treatment services for stimulant users. Services are available across six local health districts:
- St Vincent’s Hospital Network
- Western Sydney Local Health District
- Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
- Hunter New England Local Health District
- Mid North Coast Local Health District
- Northern NSW Local Health District.
These health districts provide a range of services to stimulant users within a stepped care framework to match the special needs of each patient.
You may also contact a local stimulant treatment service directly through the relevant local health district’s intake line for alcohol and other drugs.
NGO services in rural and regional NSW
There are NGO services providing treatment for methamphetamine use in rural and regional NSW.
The NSW Government committed $4 million in 2015 over four years for non-government treatment services to tackle methamphetamine use in rural and regional NSW.
New services have been established that cover three regional areas: Goulburn and surrounds, Dubbo/Wellington and Wagga/Griffith. The services offer a therapeutic approach that is person centred, holistic and strengths based.
Lyndon in-community program – Dubbo/Wellington
Phone: 1300 596 366
Pathways Goulburn Region
Phone: (02) 4855 0559
Phone: (02) 6971 7330
The services are delivering different models, based on the needs of the communities, but with common elements of community based drug and alcohol treatment interventions and assertive outreach.