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Addiction recovery

Treatment services are available to help people recover from an addiction. The Queensland Government, non-government organisations and private organisations all provide services including assessment, counselling, treatment planning, residential treatment and referral.

Alcohol, smoking and drugs

Treatment services are provided in local Queensland communities by both public and private healthcare organisations. These services can provide assessments for substance use, brief intervention, treatment planning, case management, counselling, residential treatment and referral if required.

The Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a confidential phone service that offers information, advice, counselling and referral for alcohol and other drug issues, available 24 hours a day.

To find your nearest service call:

  • ADIS on 1800 177 833
  • 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).  

Counselling services

OnTrack is a free online treatment program for risky alcohol use that helps you manage your recovery through setting goals and using practical strategies.

Counselling Online lets you communicate online with a professional counsellor about any alcohol or drug related concern, available 24 hours a day. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own use or the use of a family member, relative or friend. You can choose to remain anonymous or to register with the service.

Cannabis Information and Helpline is an information and support service for cannabis users and their family and friends. Phone 1800 30 40 50.

Quitline offers support, encouragement and resources to help you quit smoking. Phone 13 QUIT (13 7848).

Gambling support

Call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 for a free and confidential 24 hour counselling and referral service for people concerned about their own, or someone else's, gambling. 

The Gambling Help service is a free, confidential, face-to-face help service which operates during business hours across Queensland. Contact your local Gambling Help service directly or telephone the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 for a referral.

Gambling Help Online is a national website that provides live online professional counselling and email support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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