Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)

The Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) provides a telephone and email service for South Australian health professionals seeking clinical information and clarification around clinical procedures, guidelines and evidence-based practice.
This service does not provide proxy medical cover and cannot assume responsibility for direct patient care.

Telephone: (08) 7087 1742 from 8:30am - 10.00pm 7 days/week including public holidays or e-mail your enquiry to: HealthDACASEnquiries@sa.gov.au

DACAS is available 24/7 or urgent overnight matters to hospital consultants, registrars and general practitioners covering emergency departments in rural/remote settings.

The following factsheets and other clinical information may assist health professionals in the treatment of alcohol and other drug related presentations in a general practice setting.

Factsheets for GP’s


Other clinical information and resources

 Alcohol

Amphetamines

 Benzodiazepines

 Cannabis

 Opioids

  • Opioid withdrawal management includes:

    • Inpatient management of people on methadone or Suboxone for opioid dependence admitted to hospital plus COWS (Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale)

    • Inpatient management of people withdrawing from unsanctioned (illicit or prescribed) plus COWS (Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale)

    • Outpatient opioid withdrawal management


Substance misuse and dependence

DASSA referral information

Other information


Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

Phone 1300 13 1340

A confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service.

(Available 8:30am - 10pm, 7 days for SA callers only).


Know your options

knowyouroptions.sa.gov.au

Support people to access alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia.

The website includes a service directory, information for health professionals about alcohol and other drug treatment, information about selecting a service.