In response to COVID-19, some changes have been made to our service to support the safety, health and wellbeing of our clients and staff.

Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service is currently providing:

  • Phone-based counselling and face-to-face video counselling for individuals and their families
  • Phone consult health checks with a registered nurse
  • Outreach support is limited on an as needs basis

There is currently no wait list for these services. For more information regarding who we serve please visit

CDAS home detox service is currently suspended.

For more information, please phone CDAS on (08) 8303 6660 to speak to the duty worker or email



What we do

At CDAS we offer the following services:

  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Family support
  • Physical health assessments
  • Connection and support through AOD Lived Experience and LGBTIQ Peer Worker roles
  • Information and education
  • Harm minimisation
  • Health Promotion

Who do we support?

  • Young people aged 10 – 30 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people
  • People who are Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, Intersex, Queer (10 years and over)
  • Family/friends/significant others

Click HERE for more information.

Detox and health check assessments/Registered Nurse

CDAS offers clients the support of a Registered Nurse working in conjunction with the client’s GP to facilitate a safe, non-invasive detox/withdrawal from substances. On completion of the detox, ongoing counselling is available to clients to support them to maintain positive change and prevent the risk of relapse.

Lived Experience/Peer Worker Supports

CDAS has an Alcohol and Other Drug Lived Experience Worker who understands firsthand how difficult it can be to make change, and who is living proof that recovery is possible. A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ) Peer Worker is also part of the CDAS team. Funded by the Adelaide Primary Health Network, CDAS provides drug and alcohol counselling to members of the LGBTIQ community aged 10 and over, as well as their family and friends. Clients can choose to engage directly with the LGBTIQ Peer worker, or a member of the other CDAS specialist counselling team.

Please phone (08) 8303 6660 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email referrals direct to

Click HERE for a referral form.


Useful Numbers

Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1300 131 340
7 days a week from 8:30am and 10:00pm, ADIS is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public, concerned family and friends, students and health professionals.

Family Drug Support (FDS) 1300 368 186
24/7, they provide telephone support to families in crisis due to drug and alcohol issues. FDS is staffed by volunteers who have firsthand experience of drug dependent family members.

Lifeline 13 11 14
24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Mental Health Triage Service 13 14 65
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service, which is the main point of access into mental health services, can provide advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis situation.


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