During the busy Christmas and New Year season, alcohol and other drugs become more prevalent.
Holidays bring with them parties and gatherings, along with more opportunities than usual to drink alcohol with family and friends.
Please see below a variety of available resources and groups, that can provide support to those struggling with alcohol & other drugs control.
PH: 131 848
Quitline is a welcoming, confidential telephone service that can offer you advice and information to help you quit smoking.
Counselling Online is a service that provides free online text-based counselling to alcohol and other drug users, their family members, relatives and friends. It is provided by Turning Point, a substance use treatment centre and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
support groups for people recovering from substance disorders
Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Al-Anon and Alteen
Information and support for family members and friends of alcoholics. A twelve step program for the relatives and friends of alcoholics or someone who is or has been a problem drinker.
Australian National Tobacco Campaign
Online information and advice about quitting smoking
Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS)
PH: 9418 1911
This service available across Australia, open 24 hours a day and will try to answer any questions about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Cannabis Information and Helpline
PH: 1800 30 40 50
Open 11am - 7pm Monday - Friday
Alcohol & Drug Foundation
Factual information about most drugs that are used illegally or unsafely.