Alcohol and substance use
If your alcohol or drug use is becoming a problem for you or those around you, there are strategies and tools you can use to get it under control.
We drink to celebrate, socialise, commiserate or deal with stress. Too much, too often, or for too long can cause problems with your health, work and relationships. If you or someone else is worried about how much you’re drinking, find out what you can do about it.
Alcohol use is so common in Australia that alcohol misuse is often the subject of jokes. This masks the seriousness of the problem. Slight changes to alcohol use can significantly improve your health and wellbeing.
If your drug use is becoming a problem for you or those around you, there are strategies and tools you can use to get it under control.
It's common to think of drug-use disorders as affecting only stereotypical drug addicts. But you can be high-functioning, hold down an important job and still be adversely affected by drugs. Not just illegal drugs, but also doctor-prescribed medications. The sooner you seek help the better.