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.