Drug & Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service

The St Vincent’s Hospital Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS) is for health professionals only. We advise on the clinical diagnosis and management of patients with alcohol and other drug related problems, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

DASAS is a free telephone service for health professionals only, funded by NSW Health and managed by St Vincent’s Hospital Alcohol and Drug Service in Sydney.

Contact us

DASAS is a free telephone service for healthcare professionals only, funded by NSW Health and managed by St Vincent’s Hospital Alcohol and Drug Service in Sydney.
 
Sydney Metropolitan  
(02) 9361 8006
 
Regional and rural NSW  
1800 023 687*
* Please note- free call numbers are not free from mobile phones, except Telstra mobiles

If you are worried about complexities in the patient or person presenting to you, this is the opportunity to get advice and guidance immediately.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use DASAS?

The Drug & Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service is a free telephone service for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals from any part of NSW and ACT where local support is unavailable.

Specialist medical consultants are on-call 24 hours to provide advice on diagnosis and management of patients.
ADIS qualified clinicians will advise on drug effects and withdrawal symptoms, referral options, therapeutic and counselling techniques.

DASAS is especially designed to support regional and rural areas in NSW, but is available to any health professional.
 

When is DASAS available?

DASAS provides a 24 hour state-wide free telephone service.

 

What about pharmacotherapy issues if you are a health professional?

DASAS specialists/ADIS clinicians can provide information about pharmacotherapies and their management to health professionals.
 

What about pharmacotherapy issues if you are NOT a health professional?

You can call the Opioid Treatment Line (OTL), another line funded by NSW Health, provides information and referrals relating to methadone, buprenorphine and suboxone.

Opioid Treatment Line:   1800 642 428*
Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm
 

Who can the general public call for help?

The public can call ADIS (Alcohol & Drug Information Service), a 24 hour support line.
Sydney Metropolitan  (02) 9361 8000
 Regional and rural NSW  1800 422 599*
* Please note- free call numbers are not free from mobile phones, except Telstra mobiles.