Finding a good GP
Often when you’re looking for help a GP can be the first place to go. Finding a good GP however is a lot easier said than done. It can be difficult to talk to someone you’ve met about things that are really tough for you. ...Read More
18 Things to do while waiting for services
You’ve made the call, great Job!! But now a worker tells you there is a 2 week wait before your first appointment....Read More
Holiday Survive N Thrive Guide
Having a holiday from your school or work can be a time filled with relaxation and recreation but for many people, it can also bring some challenges....Read More
You’ve Made the Call – Now what?
YoDAA’s top tips for surviving the waitlist...Read More
Housing, drugs and alcohol
You may ask “What does where I live have to do with what I use”? Did you know that there is often a close relationship between your living situation and use of drugs and alcohol?...Read More
School/work and drugs
Youth workers often encourage young people to explore relationships between drug use and different aspects of their lives. ...Read More
Ice-Understanding how it works
Ice is one form of methamphetamine. Using ice causes a surge in brain chemicals that help you function normally. ...Read More
How Safe Is My Use?
Assessing where you are at with your use is not all about whether or not you feel you have big problem or whether or not you feel dependent or addicted to something. How safe you are is just, or probably even more important. ...Read More
Talking to someone you are worried about
Have a read of these basic tips to provide great support to a mate you're worried about...Read More
Reasons drugs can become a problem
There are many reasons drug or alcohol use can become a problem for someone but it’s always something more than just ‘bad luck’....Read More
My friends have different goals to me
Having friends and being social is a basic human need. It can be difficult when it seems you and your friends are on different paths or have different goals. ...Read More
Withdrawal and dependence.
Terms like withdrawal, detox and dependence are thrown around heaps when talking about drugs or alcohol. What do they actually mean? ...Read More
Tips for helping a friend who has had too much
Helping out a mate who has had too much is one of the best things you can do as a friend...Read More
Top tips for staying safe
Here are some tips for staying safe no matter what you are using....Read More
Understanding why I use
Understanding why you use is important for when you want to make changes or just so you can keep an eye on your general wellbeing...Read More
What if I'm not ready to quit yet?
Alcohol and other drug services help heaps of people who aren't ready to quit yet....Read More
What is binge drinking?
Knowing what binge drinking is helps you figure out both the good and bad effects....Read More
Will I stop using drugs if I see a service?
Services are not a guarantee that you will stop - but they'll help figure out your strengths so you can achieve what you'd like with your drug use...Read More
When does drug use become a problem?
Deciding drug use is a problem depends on lots of things and is not always clear cut....Read More
What will a support service ask me?
It's easier to give services a call when you know what you might expect from them...Read More
Have I got a problem?
There isn't always a clear line between feeling your use is under control and feeling like you've got a problem. Asking yourself some key questions can help you explore whether drugs or alcohol are becoming a problem for you....Read More
Drugs, alcohol and your mental health
There can be strong relationships between emotional/mental health and drug use. What that relationship is, isn’t always straight forward. ...Read More
Don’t do it alone!
Losing important relationships is common when you are struggling with drugs or alcohol. This info explains that doing what you can to maintain relationships may be one of the most important things you can do. ...Read More
Different patterns of using drugs
There is almost as many different patterns of drug and alcohol use as there are drugs. This article explains some of the common patterns of use. ...Read More
Can a drug and alcohol service help me with other stuff?
Its pretty obvious that Drug and Alcohol services specialize in helping you address drug and alcohol problems, but they are also interested in you as a whole person not just one problem....Read More
Short term residential support
Stay in a drug-free, medically supported place with other young people for up to two weeks...Read More
Self-directed help is a great way to get info on alcohol and other drugs and set personal goals in your own time...Read More
Get advice and support from those who have been there and done it...Read More
Outreach offers support by coming to you....Read More
Long term residential support
Long term residential support includes residential rehabs and supported accommodation. Find out which one is best for you....Read More
Different e-services offer a range of options and ways of communicating so you can choose the option that is best for you...Read More
Day programs are a great option as a safe place that also offer a bit of routine and learning...Read More
Centre based counselling and support
Centre-based counselling offers support in a comfortable place away from your usual environment...Read More