Sup­port web­site a suc­cess

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

QUEENS­LAND Health is proud to an­nounce their Al­co­hol and Drug In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice web­site has been a suc­cess.

Ac­cord­ing to chief men­tal health al­co­hol and other drugs of­fi­cer of ADIS Dr John Reilly, since the web­site was cre­ated in July last year it has re­ceived more than 17,000 views.

“It is great to see Queens­lan­ders us­ing the ADIS web­site and even bet­ter to re­ceive pos­i­tive feed­back from health pro­fes­sion­als and con­sumers,” Dr Reilly said.

“There have been over 4300 users and nearly 6100 ses­sions, with 13.7 per cent of vis­i­tors re­turn­ing.

“The web­site is de­signed to com­ple­ment the ex­ist­ing 24/7 con­fi­den­tial ADIS phone ser­vice in as­sist­ing Queens­lan­ders who are con­cerned about their own or some­one else’s al­co­hol or other drug use.”

The ADIS web­site has self-as­sess­ment tools cre­ated as a re­sponse to sub­stance mis­use.

“While seek­ing feed­back to the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment’s Ac­tion on ice plan, the com­mu­nity made it clear there was a need for a cen­tralised, statewide ser­vice to pro­vide ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion and sup­port around al­co­hol and other drugs,” Dr Reilly said.

“The web­site also pro­vides in­for­ma­tion about al­co­hol and drug treat­ment op­tions, in­clud­ing a search tool to help peo­ple lo­cate nearby ser­vices, and re­sources for health pro­fes­sion­als.”

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