Anglicare’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (ADATS & ADATS+)

Anglicare Tasmania’s free state wide Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (ADATS and ADATS+) is run by professional allied health workers who will provide you with tailored treatment designed to support you to reduce the harm and impacts of substances on your life.

Our Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service Plus (ADATS+) is specifically for young people aged 12+, or for people who are also experiencing homelessness or mental health issues.

Both ADATS and ADATS+ works within a brief intervention model utilising motivational interviewing and strength based models to help you take ownership of your own recovery with a focus of an initial 3 months intervention, and up to six months in total.

Our support includes:

  • Initial assessment and brief intervention
  • 6 support sessions over a 3 month period
  • Aftercare plan developed if required with additional sessions.
Call us on 1800 243 232 Download our ADATS Brochure

How to access

To access ADATS and ADATS+ you can either self-refer or be referred by your GP, community services agencies or other allied health professionals.

To self-refer call Anglicare Tasmania on 1800 243 232 (operates Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm).  Or you can visit one of our offices.

ADATS is supported by funding from Tasmania PHN (Primary Health Tasmania) through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

What's Involved?


Screening and brief intervention

Screening and brief intervention is most often a single time-limited session where you’ll get information and advice to help motivate you to make changes to your use of alcohol and/or drugs.



Counselling is more intensive treatment over a longer period of time. Counselling will support you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and the role of alcohol and drugs in your life and how you see yourself. Counselling will help you to make positive changes in your alcohol and/or drug use behaviours.


Case management

Case management will help you to engage in a range of support services to help improve your quality of life and bring about long lasting change.



If you’ve completed a recovery or rehabilitation program already, aftercare is treatment that helps to minimise the likelihood of lapses and help you get on your feet again through a coordinated approach to support from vocational, financial and other social support services.

Pete's story*

It was time to make a change.

I was using all types of drugs – you name it, alcohol, dope, ice – I was using it.

Anglicare is supporting me through all of this and everything else that comes up.

My ADATS worker supports me and everything going on in my life. I really believe that I have the best chance possible now to stay off drugs and get my life in order.

I actually feel that I have hope for the first time in a long time.

*The person’s name has been changed for privacy reasons.

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