We all need help.
It’s normal to feel down once in a while; but it isn’t normal to feel like you are alone in this world. Reach out to family, friends or professionals that can lend a shoulder to lean on and an ear to listen. There is kindness in this world.
Is alcohol a problem? If it’s harming you, or someone you know, it may be time to seek advice from a professional.
You can speak to your GP, local health service or call/chat online with one of the services below:
ADIS provides a free service for those who are having issues with alcohol, are concerned about someone else’s alcohol use, or just have general questions about alcohol. ADIS Centres are state and territory-based services which provide information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support. ADIS offers services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health professionals and business and community groups. ADIS counsellors recognise the importance of finding appropriate drug and alcohol treatment and use their knowledge and experience to assist callers. ADIS also offers information to support Aboriginal people in NSW in reducing the harms caused by alcohol and drugs.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 1300 222 222 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
Counselling Online: chat online with a professional counsellor
DrugInfo: 1300 858 584 (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)
Family Drug Support Australia: 1300 368 186 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
Kids Helpline : 1800 551 800 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
My Mirror: online psychology via secure video conferencing (21 hours/day, 7 days/week)
Parentline (QLD and NT): 1300 301 300 (phones open 8am – 10pm, 7 days/week
Parentline WebChat: 8am – 9pm, 7 days/week
Youth Support + Advocacy Service: 1800 458 685 (9am – 8pm, Monday – Friday)
Established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Their primary focus is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.