Are you finding you are drinking more and more often?
Does drinking help you cope, make you relax or feel a certain way?
Alcohol is a large part of the Australian culture; we drink to celebrate, to relax, to have a great time with friends, or to help deal with life’s stressors. Whilst many can enjoy a drink or two and stop; for some, it’s so easy for drinking to take over our lives.
As a result, problematic drinking habits and alcohol addiction develops. Did you know that the most commonly treated drug in Australia is alcohol?* Despite the availability of evidence-based treatment for alcohol addiction, relapse rates are high.
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, contact crisis support services such as Lifeline (13 11 14), the Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) or the NSW Mental Health Line (1800 011 511).
*The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare