Drugs & Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous Australiawww.aa.org.au
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. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. 

Al-Anon Family Groups Australia - www.al-anon.org/australia
To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.

Australian Drug Information Network - www.adin.com.au
Australia's leading Alcohol and Drug Search Directory

Calvary Riverina Hospital Drug and Alcohol Services - www.calvaryriverina.org.au/drug-and-alcohol.html
O'Connor House Alcohol Detoxification and Rehabilitation Service - A 10 bed alcohol detoxification and motivation unit funded by the NSW Health Department through the Greater Southern Area Health Service. The unit provides care for clients from a wide geographical area of country New South Wales and north-east Victoria.  Peppers Illicit Drug Program - This program is provided in a therapeutic community residential setting for those recovering from drug abuse. Funding has been provided through the National Illicit Drug Program for this essential service.

Department of Health Booklet - Here's to your health - A guide to reducing alcohol related risk and harms

Department of Veterans' Affairs - The Right Mix - www.therightmix.gov.au
Alcohol affects lives in various ways. But you can find a balance.This site is here to help with tips, tools and strategies that can reduce the impact of drinking on your lifestyle.You can start by exploring the information below at your own pace, or use the link above to be guided to what’s important.  You can also download the companion ON TRACK with The Right Mix app to track your alcohol consumption and spending habits

Family Drug Support Australia - www.fds.org.au
Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs 24/7. Call 1300 368 186

Hello Sunday Morning - www.hellosundaymorning.org/
HSM is a movement towards a better drinking culture. Every Sunday the HSM community share highlights of their hangover free day. HSM offers two apps to help improve people's relationship with alcohol.

Narcotics Anonymous Australia - www.na.org.au
Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit 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.

NSW Health Infosheet - Standard drinks guide

Ocean Recovery Centre UK Blog/Article - www.oceanrecoverycentre.com/mental-health/ocean-recoverys-ultimate-guide-to-addiction-suicide/
When you are addicted to drugs, alcohol or certain behaviours such as gambling, there undoubtedly exists a wide range of dangers to your physical and mental health.  The Ocean Recovery Centre in the UK shares some insightful reading via their blog articles.

Pathways Murrumbidgee - www.directionsact.com/pathwaysm
We provide counselling and case management for people wanting to stop or reduce their methamphetamine and other drug use. A Case Manager will help the person to consider a range of treatment pathways and lifestyle changes. Our evidence based approaches include Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Case Managers can also work with other services on someone’s behalf, with their consent. For example, we can support people to address housing, relationship, education, employment, child protection, legal, financial issues or other health concerns. People who have ceased their substance use can also access the service for ongoing support and relapse prevention strategies. Call (02) 6971 7330

Quitnow - www.quitnow.gov.au
Extensive resources, information and telephone help to quit smoking.  Call 13 78 48

Your Room - The Place for Drug + Alcohol Information - www.yourroom.com.au
Your Room offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it. You can access help, learn about support and treatment options, or test your knowledge about alcohol and other drugs with the Spinner Game. There are resources to order or download, including a range of Indigenous resources.

Addictioncenter.com - www.addictioncenter.com
Addictioncenter.com is a US site with an organized web guide that connects individuals who are struggling with addiction, and their loved ones, to treatment options, information and the help they need across the country. Our goal is to hinder this growth of substance abuse.

Drugrehab.com - www.drugrehab.com
DrugRehab.com is a US site with web resources provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com.
Dr. Keenan's guide to dealing with depression before/during/after addiction rehab: