This article explores the connections between drug abuse and addiction, the physical and mental symptoms as well as treatment options available.
If you are worried about someone else's gambling habits, New Zealand-based organisation, Choice not Chance offers suggestions for what you can do to help.
The Cabin specialises in the treatment of both substance addictions and behavioural addictions. Their website and blog offer useful tips and information to addicts and their families and friends.
DirectLine offers a self-assessment tool that can help you, or someone you know, to assess the affects that alcohol or drugs are having on health and daily life. And if you are in Victoria, they can also connect you with a wide range of support and treatment services.
Odyssey House is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of people addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Odyssey House runs detox and residential rehabilitation programs in Sydney.
Help is just a click away. Gambling Help Online features free 24/7 support via chat or email, tools for self-assessment and resources for family and friends. It's free, easy and convenient and available to anyone with a gambling concern.
The Australian Drug Information Network is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. Here you will find reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, with links to treatment and support services.
Just Ask Us is a portal for tertiary students to seek help and information about mental health, alcohol and other drug problems.
If you have a problem or are worried about someone else, this site will give you the information, tools and contacts you need to get help now.
Counselling Online aims to improve community access to drug treatment and referral services, particularly in rural and regional areas. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service offers online text-based counselling to alcohol and other drug users, and others affected by alcohol and drug use in the community, including family members, relatives and friends.
Gambling Help has dozens of free resources available to order or download. They range from workbooks to DVDs and include specialised resources for family and friends, as well as problem gamblers.