Help for Health Professionals
DACAS (VIC) 1800 812 804
DACAS (TAS) 1800 630 093
DACAS (NT) 1800 111 092
The Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) is a 24 hour, 7 day specialist telephone consultancy service available to all health professionals in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. The service provides clinical advice to health professionals who have concerns about the clinical management of patients and clients with alcohol and other drug problems.
Initial enquiries to the DACAS service are handled by professional drug and alcohol counsellors. If the enquiry is medical in nature it will be referred to a DACAS Consultant who will be paged to provide a secondary consultation. The DACAS Consultants are experienced Addiction Medicine Specialists.
DACAS consultants aim to respond to the call within one hour, or as soon as possible if the matter is urgent.
DACAS can provide assistance with any drug and alcohol issue including:
- medical management of withdrawal syndromes
- substitution pharmacotherapy and other prescribing issues
- medical and nursing management of intoxication and toxicity
- management of medical and psychiatric complications associated with drug and alcohol use
- drug interactions
- pain management
Help for General Public