Support website a success
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.”