Do you or someone you know have a problem with alcohol? Here you’ll find where to get help for you, your family or a friend.
If your drinking is harming yourself or others, it may be time to contact one of the many services that can help. You could speak to your GP, local health service or call a helpline. There are trained telephone counsellors available in every Australian state and territory.
Need help? Contact your closest Alcohol and Drug Information Centre
Counselling Online www.counsellingonline.org.au
Free alcohol and drug counselling
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The Alcohol and Drug Information Centre
These centres are state and territory-based services that offer information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support 24 hours a day. They offer services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health professionals and business and community groups.
Australian Capital Territory – 24 hours (02) 6207 9977
New South Wales (02) 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599 (rural)
Northern Territory (General) 1800 131 350
Darwin (08) 8922 8399
Alice Springs (08) 8951 7580
Queensland – 24 hours 1800 177 833
South Australia (General) 1300 131 340
Adelaide (08) 8363 8618
Tasmania (General) – 24 hours 1800 811 994
Hobart (03) 9416 1818
Western Australia (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (rural WA only)
DirectLine 1800 888 236
DrugInfo 1300 858 584
Family Drug Helpline 1300 660 068 (VIC only)
Youth Substance Abuse Service
(03) 9418 1020
1800 014 446 (rural Vic only)
Parent Drug Information Service
(08) 9442 5050
1800 653 203 (rural WA only)
1800 55 1800
Please note that if you use a mobile phone to call the numbers listed above you will be charged mobile rates.
Step Back. THINK.
DrinkWise supports Steps Back Think in addressing alcohol-related violence across Australia – by educating people on the catastrophic consequences one punch can have.
The Step Back Think Checklist
To help the public think about their drinking behaviours ‘Step Back Think’ have created the following checklist:
- Think about alcohol and your behaviour, your decision-making;
- Think about your levels of control when you drink;
- Think about how alcohol and you affects your friends, your partner, your children;
- Think about what it does to your body; and
- Think about how you behave as a bystander when confronted by alcohol-fuelled violence.
Click here to visit the Step Back Think Website.