DASSA services for people seeking support

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

A confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public, concerned family and friends, students and health professionals.

To contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) call 1300 13 1340 (8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day). Interstate callers can contact ADIS on (08) 7087 1743.

For more information about ADIS visit the Alcohol and Drug Information Service page.

Aboriginal services and programs

More information about alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal people in metropolitan and country areas is available on the Aboriginal services and programs page.

Clean Needle Program

The Clean Needle Program (CNP) provides sterile needles and syringes, sharps disposal containers and disposal facilities, information, education and referral for people who inject drugs. For more information visit the Clean Needle Program page.

DASSA Outpatient Services

Free, confidential services in both metropolitan and country areas including:

For more information read the DASSA Outpatient Services brochure (PDF 135KB)

Metropolitan

Appointments are required. To make an appointment and/or further information
call 1300 13 1340 (South Australian callers only - local call fee) - 8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day.

  • DASSA Central Services
    91 Magill Road, Stepney SA 5069 — Phone: (08) 7425 5000 [option 2]
  • DASSA Northern Services
    22 Langford Drive, Elizabeth SA 5112 - Phone: (08) 7485 4600
  • DASSA Southern Services
    1/209 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale SA 5162 - Phone: (08) 8325 8111

Country:

Appointments are required. To make an appointment and/or seek further information call 1300 13 1340 (South Australian callers only - local call fee) - 8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day.

Services are based in:

  • Barossa
  • Ceduna
  • Clare
  • Mount Barker
  • Mount Gambier
  • Murray Bridge
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Lincoln
  • Port Pirie
  • Riverland
  • Southern Fleurieu
  • Whyalla
  • Yorke Peninsula

SA Health Library Service (alcohol and other drugs)

Ground floor, Glenside Campus Administration and Learning Services Building
Fullarton Road, Glenside SA 5065

Telephone: (08) 7087 1202
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

For more information visit the SA Health Library Service page

Medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence

Drug and Alcohol Services SA offers methadone, buprenorphine and other drug treatment programs as well as outpatient counselling for opioid-dependent clients, assisting them to reduce or abstain from the use of illicit opioids.

Outpatient counselling services are also available for stimulant and other drug problems. The unit also provides referral, liaison and support for private prescribers and community pharmacists and specialist education and training for health professionals working in the alcohol and other drug area.

For more information read the medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence brochure (PDF 55KB)

Telephone: 1300 13 1340 (South Australian callers only - local call fee) - 8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day.

  • Central Service
    91 Magill Road, Stepney SA 5069 — Phone: (08) 7425 5000 [option 2]
  • Northern Service
    22 Langford Drive, Elizabeth, South Australia 5112 - Telephone: (08) 7485 4600
  • Southern Service
    1/209 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162 - Telephone: (08) 8325 8111

Obstetric unit

The DASSA Obstetric Unit is a specialist service for substance-using pregnant women and their partners from conception until after the baby’s birth. The service provides assessment, treatment, education, support and advocacy to ensure the safest outcome for mother and baby.

This service is provided at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Lyell McEwin Health Service and Flinders Medical Centre.

Telephone: 1300 13 1340 (8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day).

The Woolshed

The Woolshed is a residential therapeutic community for adults aged from 18 years with drug or alcohol related problems. The Woolshed offers a structured program to develop living, work and interpersonal skills through education, counselling, group work and recreational activities. It has associated halfway houses in Adelaide and links with self-help groups. The philosophy and operation of the therapeutic community are aligned with the Australian therapeutic community essential element (PDF 120KB).

The program takes 3 to 6 months; a shorter program may be negotiated for those assessed as having commitments/needs which make the full program unsuitable.

The Woolshed accepts clients committed to living without illicit drug use. This can include those not receiving medication and those clients on medication assisted treatment for opiate dependence (MAT-OD). All MAT-OD clients wishing to enter the Woolshed will need to do so via a DASSA withdrawal unit. For more information about the Woolshed read the services brochure (PDF 1.2MB).

To arrange an assessment call 1300 13 1340 (South Australian callers only - local call fee) - 8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day.

Location: Ashbourne SA 5157

Withdrawal Management Services

This service provides assessment and inpatient medical detoxification for people withdrawing from alcohol and a range of other drugs. The service is free and confidential. No referral is necessary.

To arrange an assessment call (08) 7087 1700 or 1300 13 1340 (South Australian callers only - local call fee) 8.30 am to 10.00 pm every day.

Services are located at Glenside Health Services 226 Fullarton Road, Eastwood, SA 5063

For more information read the Inpatient Withdrawal Services brochure (PDF 165KB) or watch the video below;