Substance Use In Pregnancy And Parenting Service (SUPPS)


If you are pregnant and using illicit drugs, drinking alcohol or on an opioid treatment program it is important to seek pregnancy care and support as soon as possible.

The best outcomes for babies are achieved by regular care and stability. While abstinence can be difficult, there are many options available such as detoxification, links to rehabilitation facilities, counselling, specialised midwifery and obstetric care. Non-judgemental, supportive and specialised care is available with our Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Service (SUPPS). 

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use during pregnancy is risky and may cause harm to the foetus.

Intervention is required for pregnant women at increased risk:

  • Drinking more than 1-2 drinks per week
  • Binge drinking
  • Dependent on alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Other drug use

Services provided

We work with Health, Family and Community Services and a range of other services to improve outcomes for women and their children, whose pregnancy is complicated by drug or alcohol use.

We can:

  • Provide information on tobacco, drug or alcohol use in pregnancy
  • Work with you to make changes in your drug or alcohol use
  • Discuss treatment choices with you 
  • Connect you with other services during your pregnancy and after you have had your baby - such as Maternal Services, Child & Family Nurses, Family Support, Playgroups, Quit Smoking
  • Support partners, parents and family


How to access

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service on 1300 652 226.

The Health Care Interpreter Service provides a free and confidential interpreting service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For bookings please call 4223 8540.
If you need an interpreter let your service provider know immediately and they can book one for you in your preferred language.

Want us to call you? SMS your name to 0497 652 227 (This is an SMS line only).  We will call you during business hours. Calls from us appear as a private number.




    Contact Information

    Illawarra Program

    The Orana Centre
    2 Rawson St

    Shoalhaven Program
    47 Berry Street
    1300 652 226

    Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm

    Helpful telephone numbers

    ISLHD Antenatal Clinic Shoalhaven Hospital - 4421 3111
    ISLHD Antenatal Clinic Wollongong - 4253 4256
    ISLHD Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting Service - 1300 652 226