Centacare Drug and Alcohol Counselling (CDAC) is a free and voluntary counselling service.

CDAC offers individualised, one-to-one sessions for people of any age who are interested in addressing their drug and/or other drug use.

The service provides a range of supports including ongoing counselling, information and education, harm reduction, relapse prevention and connection to other services as appropriate.

The service is guided by the individual, with goals and desired outcomes identified by the person seeking support.

CDAC is offered at Centacare’s city site (45 Wakefield St, Adelaide) between business hours 9am – 5pm. Those seeking support can refer themselves or be referred through their GP, other health services, DASSA, ADIS, family and other support agencies.

What we do

  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Information and education
  • Harm minimisation
  • Relapse prevention
  • Assistance to connect with appropriate services

Who do we support?

  • All ages
  • All backgrounds


To access Centacare Drug and Alcohol Counselling, please phone 8215 6700 between 9am and 5pm. Referrals and enquiries can be emailed to CentacareAOD@centacare.org.au

Click CDAC Referral Form for a referral form

Click Centacare Drug and Alcohol Counselling to download our service flyer.

Useful Numbers

Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1300 131 340
Operating 7 days a week from 8.30am-10pm, 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
Provides 24/7 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
Operating 24/7, this service is is the main point of access to mental health services and can provide advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis situation.

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