It is always safer not to use drugs, but there are ways to reduce the risks.Be empowered
If you have decided you need some help and support there are a range of options out there. If you just want to talk to someone you can call ADIS on 1300 13 13 40. There are a range of other options too.Get support
It can be confusing to know whether your alcohol or other drug use is a problem. There can be a range of effects on your health and wellbeing.Find out more
I thought I was hiding it but everyone knew. Asking for help was the best thing I ever did.
It can be worrying if someone you care about is drinking or taking drugs. If you want to help the first step is to see if their use is causing them harm.Find out
It can be hard to know the best way to support someone you care about who might be drinking or taking other drugs.Find out how you can help
The person you care about might not be ready to make big changes, until they are you can support them to stay safe and also look after yourself.Learn what you can do
I desperately wanted him to stop but by supporting him he was able to cut down – and that’s a great start.
If you think your client may have substance misuse problems, the first step is to build trust so that they feel comfortable telling you their story.Find out more
There is a range of effective treatment options depending on your client’s needs. It is common for clients to need a range of different treatments at different times.Find out more
Sound withdrawal management (sometimes known as detoxification) allows a person who is dependent on alcohol or some other drug, to cease their use with safety and some level of comfort. It can involve rest, counselling, good nutrition, vitamins, and at times medications.Find out more
The Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) provides a 24-hour telephone service for general practitioners, hospital based medical practitioners or nurses and pharmacists in hospitals or the community, seeking advice in managing people with drug and/or alcohol problems. Telephone: (08) 7087 1742.Find out more
I could see this was hard for her so I did my best to listen without giving advice.
There is a range of services available in South Australia for people who experience problems with alcohol and other drugs, which means there are many options for people with differing needs and treatment preferences. Many of these services are free.