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Support services

Need more support?

If you are pregnant and have questions about alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding, talk to your doctor, midwife, or obstetrician. They can help you with your individual situation and provide you with specific advice.  

There are also a range of services below that can support you or a family member with alcohol, physical and mental health, as well as specialist services for people who are pregnant and need support stopping their alcohol and/or drug use.  

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For support service workers:

Pregnancy, breastfeeding & health

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Speak to a maternal child health nurse for personal advice and guidance, and learn all about pregnancy, birth, being a parent and raising a child.

1800 882 436
pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

Health Direct Australia

24-hour health advice.

1800 022 222
healthdirect.gov.au

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australia’s peak body for breastfeeding information and support. Alcohol Breastfeeding Association also provides information and training to health professionals who work with mothers and babies.

1800 686 268
breastfeeding.asn.au

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

NOFASD Australia

Promoting the prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, and management of FASD. NOFASD operates the FASD helpline, providing support and resources to individuals, families, pregnant women, and service providers across Australia.

1800 860 613
nofasd.org.au

FASDHub

Australia’s hub for information and resources about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disoder (FASD), alcohol and pregnancy – for health professionals, teachers, justice professionals, researchers, parents and carers.

FASDHub.org.au

Alcohol & other drugs

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

Free and confidential support around alcohol and other drugs.

1800 250 015

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

DrugInfo advisors can provide free, confidential info and advice on reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use, treatment options and support services.

1300 85 85 84
adf.org.au

Sober in the Country

A national, grassroots, rural charity that works to deliver national alcohol awareness via real talk.

soberinthecountry.org

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

An informal society of more than two million people recovering from alcohol addiction. Members provide each other with strength and hope to solve their common problem and recover together.

1300 222 222
aa.org.au

Al-Anon Family Group

Helps families and friends of people who have experienced alcohol addiction recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.

1300 252 666
al-anon.org.au

Hello Sunday Morning

A community of people who support each other as they face similar challenges in changing the role of alcohol in their lives, including through the Daybreak app with one-on-one counselling with professional health coaches available.

1300 403 196
hellosundaymorning.org

Family Drug Support

Support for people who are worried about the alcohol and drug use of a family member or loved one.

1300 368 186
fds.org.au

Smart Recovery in Australia

Empowers people to help themselves and each other manage addictive behaviours for the improvement of the health and social wellbeing of the community.

smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au

Turning Point

Provides 24-hour online counselling to people adversely affected by alcohol, other drugs, and gambling.

1800 888 236 (Vic)
turningpoint.org.au

Mental health

Beyond Blue

Information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

1300 22 4636
beyondblue.org.au

Kids Helpline

Online counselling service for people aged 5 to 25.

1800 55 1800
kidshelpline.com.au

Lifeline

24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service.

13 11 14
lifeline.org.au

Reach Out

Online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.

au.reachout.com

Family violence

1800RESPECT

24-hour sexual assault and domestic violence counselling service.

1800 737 732
1800respect.org.au

Specialist services by state

Some states and territories have specialist services for women who are pregnant, who may need support with alcohol or other drug concerns, including dependence. Most jurisdictions offer a clinical advisory service to help health professionals assess and support people with alcohol or other drug concerns.

Public health services in NSW have varying structures for specialist alcohol and other drug services for people who are pregnant. Details will be available from theMaternityServiceor Alcohol and other Drug Service in each Local Health District (LHD).

Local health districts (nsw.gov.au)

Alcohol and other Drug Local Intake Lines

Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS) – NSW

24 hour telephone service providing general advice to health professionals who require assistance with the diagnosis and management of patients with alcohol and other drug related concerns.

Within Sydney metropolitan area: 02 8382 1006

Regional, rural and remote NSW: 1800 023 687

svhs.org.au/our-services/list-of-services/alcohol-drug-service/drug-alcohol-specialist-advisory-service

Women’s Drug and Alcohol Service Victoria

A state-wide service providing medical care, counselling and support to women with complex substance use and dependence.

GP Quick Access 03 8345 2058 or 03 8345 3931

wads@thewomens.org.au

thewomens.org.au/health-professionals/maternity/womens-alcohol-and-drug-service

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service

A 24 hour phone service for health professionals in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

1800 812 804 (Victoria)

dacas.org.au

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Multi-disciplinary clinic for women with alcohol and substance use problems

07 3646 5482

health.qul.gov.au/rbwh/services/maternity-q7.asp

CHAMP Clinic – Mater Mother’s Hospital

A specialised antenatal clinic at the Mater Mother’s Hospital, South Brisbane, providing care to pregnant women with substance use problems.

07 3163 2417

champ@mater.org.au

matermothers.org.au/services/champ-clinic

Alcohol and Drug Clinical Advisory Service

A specialist telephone support service for health professionals in Queensland, providing clinical advice on the management of patients with alcohol and other drug concerns.

1800 290 928 (8:00 am to 11:00 pm daily)

adis.health.qld.gov.au/health-professionals/adcas

Drug and Alcohol Services, South Australia (DASSA) – Obstetric Unit

A specialist service for substance-using pregnant women and their partners, providing assessment, treatment and support to ensure the safest outcome for mother and baby.  The service is provided at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Lyell McEwin Health Service and Flinders Medical Centre. 

1300 13 1340 – 8:30 am to 10:00 pm daily

Services and clinics | SA Health

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service

A telephone and email service for health professionals in South Australia seeking information and clarification around clinical procedures, guidelines and evidence-based practice.

08 7087 1742 – 8:30 am to 10:00 pm daily

healthDACASEnquiries@sa.gov.au

DACAS South Australia

Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS)

A state-wide service based at King Edward Memorial Hospital,  providing specialist care and support for pregnant women experiencing drug and alcohol issues.

08 9340 1582 or 0414 892 753

WANDAS.WCHS@health.wa.gov.au

Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS)

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service

A specialist telephone service for health professionals providing clinical advice on all issues relating to patient management of alcohol and other drug use.

08 6553 0530 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Friday

WA Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service – DACAS

Pregnancy Enhancement Program (PEP)

A specialist team providing assessment, support and referral for people admitted to Canberra Hospital who need assistance with alcohol or other drug issues while an inpatient.

02 5124 9977 Community Health Intake

There are no specialist services available in Tasmania, however support can be found from the following organisations.

Maternity Outpatients, Royal Hobart Hospital

Pregnant women who have issues with alcohol and other drug use will be jointly managed by Maternity Services and the Alcohol and Drug Services. 

03 6166 8308

health.tas.gov.au/hospitals/royal-hobart-hospital

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service

A 24 hour phone service for health professionals in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

1800 630 093 (Tasmania)

dacas.org.au

There are no specialist services available in the Northern Territory, however support can be found from the following organisations.

Pregnancy and Birthing services in the Top End

08 8922 8824

nt.gov.au/wellbeing/pregnancy-birthing-and-child-health/pregnancy-and-birthing-services-in-the-top-end

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service

A 24 hour phone service for health professionals in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

1800 111 092 (Northern Territory)

www.dacas.org.au