Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)
The Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) is a free, 24/7 specialist telephone consultancy service that assists health and welfare professionals in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory to respond effectively to individuals with alcohol or other drug use problems.
All calls to DACAS are initially answered by experienced clinicians from Turning Point. Calls that require specialist medical advice are referred on to DACAS consultants for a secondary consultation. DACAS consultants are experienced addiction medical specialists working in Victoria.
All DACAS consultants aim to respond to requests for secondary consultation within one hour, or as soon as possible if the matter is urgent.
DACAS is operated by Turning Point and Eastern Health with funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
DACAS can be contacted 24/7 on 1800 812 804.
Visit the DACAS website for a range of clinical guidelines and fact sheets for GPs and other health professionals.