There are a range of treatment options that may be needed at different times and sometimes a combination of treatments is required. You may need to try or explore a few options before you find one that suits your needs at that time.
What to do while waiting for a service
Sometimes these services have a waiting time before you can access them. There are still things that you can do while you are waiting.
Talk to someone
It can really help to talk to someone at this time.
- Call Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1300 13 1340
- Call Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Call Mental health emergency line on 13 14 65
- Visit Hello Sunday Morning to look at your relationship with alcohol
- Visit Counselling Online
Family, friends and other support people can call the Family Drug Support Line on 1300 368 186 (available 24/7) for advice and support.
Attend a support group
Support groups are also available for family, friends and other support people through Family Drug Support.
Get more information
There are a range of websites that provide great information including:
Sobering Up Services
Sobering up services provide a non-medical environment for someone to safely sober up. Most will offer a meal, a shower, and can link people into appropriate services if required. If you require a sobering up service, search the Service Directory.