Al-Anon is for anyone who has been affected by alcoholism. If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, the Al-Anon program can offer help. Alteen is for teenagers.
Alcohol and Drug Support Line
The Alcohol and Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use. Contact with the Alcohol and Drug Support Line is one-to-one with a professional counsellor and is confidential. The counsellor who answers your call can: listen to what is going on for you, provide you with information about alcohol or drug use, provide emotional support, talk about treatment options, refer you to local services that can provide ongoing support.
Attach – Parent Drug and Alcohol Service
The Attach service provides a four to six month in-home counselling program for parents who have a drug or alcohol problem. Attach recognises problematic drug and alcohol use rarely occurs in isolation. Offering support parents to increase positive parenting skills, develop emotion management and coping skills, and build confidence to address drug and alcohol issues. Helping parents identify high risk situations and to develop strategies to keep them and their children safe.
Family Drug Support Australia
Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia. FDS is primarily made up of volunteers who have experienced first hand the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency.
The misuse of alcohol and other drugs takes its toll on everyone. Unfortunately shame and stigma can often be the biggest barriers to seeking help. If you are affected directly or indirectly, remember you are not alone. Over 3.5 million Australians are seriously and negatively affected by alcohol alone. At Holyoake, experienced counsellors will help you work through your challenges in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Offered through a range of individual and group counselling programs.
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. In 2003, it was estimated that tobacco use was responsible for more than 15,500 deaths. Quitting smoking can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding things a person can do. Most smokers say they would like to quit, and may have tried at least once. Some are successful the first time, but many other people try a number of times before they finally give up for good.
St John of God Hospital – Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service
Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN) assists people to reduce or stop their substance use by providing care and support at home. The free and confidential withdrawal service is run by clinical nurse specialists who visit you at home and support you through your withdrawal in shared care with your general practitioner (GP). Once assessed for suitability, our home-based withdrawal is provided to people of all ages.
DAWN also provides education and support for your family members and GP and can refer you to counselling, rehabilitation and other services for ongoing care best suited to your needs.
Aboriginal Health and Cultural Workers may also be able to provide you culturally appropriate support if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.
Supervised Treatment Intervention Regime
The Supervised Treatment Intervention Regime (STIR) is a program to assist people with drug use problems who are attending court for moderate-level crimes.