The Australian Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. (A.C.A.D.D.) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides education and support for Australians of all ages. The Council has been working effectively as the Head office Administration to its Alcoholism and Addiction Services since 2000.


By popular demand A.C.A.D.D. is building Australia’s Addiction Recovery Education & Research Centre, while supporting families seeking recovery from addiction. The Australian Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. is the admission and assessment centre for the Canton Beach Family Addictions Recovery Centre.


If you, someone you know, or a valued associate can benefit from our recovery services:


Please call us on: +61 2 4397 1177


Don’t hesitate to call. We can help you explore all your treatment options and suggest alternatives where appropriate.


What does A.C.A.D.D do?

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The HOPELINE (1800 033 108) – a 24 hour, seven days a week open line for all enquiries, information and education on abnormal drinking and drug use either your own or someone you know or are concerned about. Bookings for telephone assessment and/or face to face assessments phone +61 2 43971177.


The Canton Beach Family Recovery Centre, a residential Family Addictions Recovery Centre, located at Canton Beach on the Central Coast of NSW is 108KM north of Sydney and 53.7KM south of Newcastle.


Supporting Families

Assisting a friend or family Member in making the right decision toward a brighter future. “No one needs to be unhappy because of someone else’s abnormal drinking or drug use”.


A Standalone Option

For employers, job network agencies, and human resource departments to access the A.C.A.D.D. Confidential Employee Assistance Program (CEAP), an investment to improve workplace productivity health and safety specifically written to better understand the disease of alcoholism and addiction.



Targeting all Australians, to invest in happier families, making a difference by providing addiction recovery information and education to build a stronger, healthier and safer Australia.