Signs of a problem

Are you concerned that someone you know has an alcohol or drug problem? Here’s what to look for and what to do next.

Understanding addiction

Addiction is often misunderstood; understanding how it works and why people become addicted can be useful when trying to help someone else.

Starting the conversation

Unsure how to have a conversation about addiction? Here’s how to prepare yourself and find the right time.

Accessing support yourself

The effects of addiction can be far reaching, and impact more than the person using alcohol or other drugs. Support is available for you too.

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Single Session Support

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Professional and confidential single session support to families and friends impacted by someone’s drug and alcohol use.....


Education Workshops

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BreakThrough offers workshops to families and friends who have been impacted by someone’s drug use...

Family & Friends Forum

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Connect, be inspired, motivate others. Share your experience & strategies...

Family Drug Helpline

a confidential telephone service which provides support, information, strategies and referral to family members and friends

1300 660 068