Substance Misuse Services

Contact Details

Sobering Up Unit
5 Elizabeth Terrace
Port Augusta SA 5700
Phone: (08) 8641 9171

For further information on the Substance Misuse Service please contact:
Jo-Anne Newell - Manager
(08) 8641 9170

Should you come across an individual who may need assistance (but an ambulance is not required), please call one of the following numbers, and they will arrange for someone to attend.

Monday to Friday: 0428 810 448
Weekends: 8641 9171

Hours of Operation

Sobering Up Unit & Clean Needle Programme

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Including Good Friday and Christmas Day

Mobile Assistance Patrol

7 days a week: 2:00 PM until 12 midnight
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Assertive Outreach Programme

Monday to Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Exceptional Needs Programme

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Used Needle Pick Up

The Substance Misuse Service offers used needle pick ups within Port Augusta, Stirling North & Davenport. We rely on community members contacting the SMS directly or through the Council if you see used needles loose in the community. Please ring (08) 8641 9171 or (08) 8641 9100.

You are welcome to talk with the staff anytime with confidentiality and confidence.

If you or someone you know and care about needs help with alcohol or other drug issues, you can find help from:

  • contains information about available treatment options and a comprehensive service directory.
  • The Alcohol and Drug Information Service 1300 13 1340 (South Australian callers only - local call fee).
  • The Family Drug Support Helpline 1300 368 186 – a 24/7 support line for people affected by a family member’s substance use