This website is operated by Turning Point for the purposes of providing alcohol and other drug related information to health and welfare professionals.
While this website provides alcohol and other drug facts and treatment information, it is not intended to provide medical advice to any individual. Members of the public accessing this website are encouraged to seek advice from a health professional, for guidance tailored to their own circumstances and needs. Health and welfare professionals should use the information on this website as they see appropriate and as relevant to each situation. Further advice can be provided by contacting DACAS to speak with a DACAS consultant for a free secondary consultation.
The clinical resources (factsheets, guidelines and tools) presented have been developed to assist health and welfare professional with decisions about appropriate health care for individuals who use alcohol and other drugs. They do not substitute for formal education and training and therefore may deliberately provide little, or limited explanation of the background to conditions and treatment outlined. Instead, the clinical resources function to rapidly acquaint site users with clinical problems and provide practical advice regarding assessment and management. The recommendations contained in these resources do not indicate an exclusive course of action or standard of care. They do not replace the need for clinical judgement to be applied to each individual presentation, nor variations based on locality and service type.
Where possible the clinical resources have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of practising clinicians by consensus and using the evidence available. Although DACAS has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that material contained on this website are correct at the time of production, DACAS provides no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or the completeness of the material.
No reliance should be made by any site user on the provided material. The site users should check for confirmation with the originating or authorising department, source or other body. Turning Point reserves the right to make changes to the content as it deems appropriate at any time. The inclusion of links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement of those websites nor the information or services offered.
The DACAS website does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by the use or reliance on any DACAS website content.