SA website for alcohol and other drug treatment and support

A new website providing South Australians with a one-stop online portal to access information about alcohol and other drug treatment and support services has gone live.

 

The ‘Know Your Options’ website, which was one of the State Government’s ‘Stop the Hurt’ Ice Taskforce actions, has been established to support individuals and their families by providing people with easier access to alcohol and other drug treatment services information.

 

South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services Executive Officer Michael White said, "The non-government alcohol and other drugs sector welcomes the development of the ‘Know Your Options’ website.

 

The site fills a long standing need for an easily accessible directory of services and information, specific to South Australia.

 

Concern about the use of alcohol and other drugs can be distressing for individuals and families, and it is important that they are able to access accurate information about getting help, as easily and as quickly as possible.

 

In June 2017 the State Government established a Ministerial Crystal Methamphetamine Taskforce to consider legislative and policy changes focussing on interrupting the supply of drugs, identifying prevention and treatment pathways for those affected, and increasing community education.

 

The ‘Know Your Options’ website has been developed in partnership with the non-government alcohol and other drug sector to more easily connect individuals, families and health professionals with the information and services they seek to best meet their needs.

 

The website can be found at www.knowyouroptions.sa.gov.au.

 

30 January 2018.