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Where can I find more information on take-home naloxone?

Below are links to drug user organisations, alcohol and other drug services and harm reduction and advocacy organisations.

Drug user organisations

Australia

Note: The availability of naloxone varies across Australian states and territories. Importantly, however, naloxone is available over the counter in pharmacies. If you are having trouble accessing it, ask your local pharmacist, general practitioner or drug user organisation about it.

Peer-based harm reduction, information, advocacy and education services that can offer advice on take-home naloxone access

Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL), Canberra
Phone: (02) 6279 1600

Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA), Canberra
Phone: (02) 6279 1670

Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic), Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9329 1500

New South Wales Users and AIDS Association (NUAA), Sydney
Phone: (02) 8354 7300; rural NSW callers: 1800 644 413

Peer Based Harm Reduction, Western Australia, Perth; Bunbury
Perth phone: (08) 9325 8387
Bunbury phone: (08) 9791 6699

Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN), Brisbane; Gold Coast; Sunshine Coast; Cairns; Townsville
Phone: (07) 3620 8111; 1800 172 076

Alcohol and other drug user organisations outside Australia

Canada

Toward the Heart BCCDC Harm Reduction Services

 

European Union and United Kingdom

Release
Email: ask@release.org.uk
Phone: United Kingdom (+20) 7324 2989

Advice and information on issues related to drug use and to drug laws.

SURE Recovery
An app for anyone who is using alcohol or other drugs, thinking about recovery or interested in take-home naloxone.

New Zealand

CADS Community Alcohol and Drug Services, Auckland
Phone: New Zealand (+9) 845 1818

Advice and information on alcohol and other drug services.

Alcohol and other drug information and support services

Australia

Alcohol and Drug Foundation 
Phone: (03) 9611 6100
Information, advocacy, education and community programs.

DrugInfo
Email: druginfo@adf.org.au
Phone: 1300 858 584
Information about alcohol and other drugs. Available Monday to Friday.

Counselling Online
Online service for alcohol and other drug counselling, information, support and referral for consumers, family and friends. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Family Drug Help
Phone: 1300 660 068
Support for families and friends affected by alcohol and other drugs. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Family Drug Support
Phone: 1300 368 186
Support for families affected by alcohol and other drugs. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Lifesavers.global
Information about alcohol and other drugs including issues related to overdose and take-home naloxone.

Prescription drug helplines

Adverse Medicine Events Line
Phone: 1300 134 237
Report and discuss adverse experiences with your medications. Available Monday to Friday. Not for emergencies.

Medicines Line
Phone: 1300 MEDICINE or 1300 633 424
Information on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines. Available Monday to Friday.

State and territory services

Australian Capital Territory

24-hour Helpline for Alcohol and Drugs (ACT Health)
Phone: (02) 5124 9977
Information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New South Wales

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
Phone: (02) 9361 8000 (Sydney) or 1800 422 599 (NSW regional and rural freecall)
Support, information, advice, crisis counselling and referral service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre 
Phone: (02) 8706 0150
Support services for individuals and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in New South Wales affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Northern Territory

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
Phone: 1800 131 350 (NT only)
Telephone counselling, information and referral service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Queensland

Alcohol and Drug Information Service  
Phone: 1800 177 833 (Qld only)
Telephone counselling, information and referral service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies
Phone: (07) 3023 5050
Peak organisation representing the views of the non-government alcohol and other drug sector in Queensland. Workforce development and capacity building.

South Australia

Alcohol and Drug Information Service  
Phone: 1300 131 340 (SA only)
Telephone counselling, information and referral service. Available 7 days a week from 8:30am to 10pm.

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia
Phone: 1300 131 340 (SA only)
Prevention, treatment and education services.

Tasmania

Alcohol and Drug Information Service  
Phone: 1800 811 994
Telephone information service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Victoria

DirectLine  
Phone: 1800 888 236
Telephone counselling and referral service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

YoDAA Line (Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice) 
Phone: 1800 458 685
Telephone and web chat information, advice and support service for young people and others concerned about them. Available 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Pharmacotherapy, Advocacy, Mediation and Support (PAMS)
Phone: 1800 443 844 or from interstate (03) 9329 1500
Telephone advice service for people experiencing issues with a pharmacotherapy program (e.g. methadone, Suboxone®). Available 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Bendigo Community Health Services (Bendigo area)
Phone: (03) 5406 1200
Alcohol and other drug counselling, pharmacotherapy, withdrawal programs, needle and syringe program, and general health services. Available 8:45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Western Australia

Alcohol and Drug Support Line  
Phone: (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (regional and rural WA only)
Telephone counselling, information and referral. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Parent and Family Drug Support Line  
Phone: (08) 9442 5050 or 1800 653 203 (regional and rural WA only)
Telephone counselling, information and referral for families and carers. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mental health services

Lifeline 
Phone: 13 11 14
Telephone and online crisis support and counselling service. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Beyond Blue 
Phone: 1300 224 636
Telephone and online information and support service for depression, anxiety and related issues. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Kids Helpline 
Phone: 1800 551 800
Telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SANE helpline
Email: helpline@sane.org 
Phone: 1800 187 263
Information and referral for mental health issues. Contact by telephone, webchat and email. Available 10am to 10pm AEST, Monday to Friday.