Alcohol and Drug Clinical Advisory Service for health professionals
The Alcohol and Drug Clinical Advisory Service (ADCAS) is a specialist telephone support service for health professionals in Queensland, providing clinical advice regarding the management of patients with alcohol and other drug concerns. This free service is available from 8.00am-11.00pm, 7 days a week.
Initial enquiries are taken by alcohol and drug counsellors, who can provide alcohol and drug information, relevant local agency information, and referral options. Calls will be transferred to an on-call medical addiction specialist where the enquiry specifically relates to medical management.
This may include advice relating to:
- Opioid pharmacotherapy and other prescribing enquiries
- Management of withdrawal syndromes, intoxication and toxicity
- Management of medical and psychiatric complications associated with alcohol and drug use
- Drug interaction information
When contacting the service, you will be asked your name, profession, and for basic details of the enquiry. While we will endeavour to provide immediate contact with a Medical Addiction Specialist, as an on-call service if this is not possible, we will take your details and respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.
Please note that this service is for health professionals only. Patients’ seeking information should be directed to the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1800 177 833 for counselling, information and referral to treatment services.