If you’re a heavy drinker, it can be dangerous to reduce or quit alcohol without speaking to your doctor first. A doctor can review your individual situation and help advise on the best way forward. If you’re not comfortable talking with a doctor, you can always discuss this with one of the support services below first.
Confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs.
1800 250 015
A community of people who support each other as they face similar challenges in changing their relationship with alcohol through the Daybreak app.
One-on-one counselling with professional health coaches is available, and all registration costs are subsidised by the Australian Government.
1300 403 196
Information and referral services.
1300 85 85 84
Support for people who are worried about the alcohol and drug use of their family and loved ones.
1300 368 186
A rural charity that works to deliver national alcohol awareness via real talk.
Empowers people to help themselves and each other manage addictive behaviours for the improvement of the health and social wellbeing of the community.
AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovering alcoholics to provide each other strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Turning Point provides 24/7 online counselling to people adversely affected by alcohol, other drugs and gambling.
Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.
1300 252 666
The Supporting Family Conversations website has been designed to meet parents’ and schools’ information needs, and to support communication between parents and their adolescent children about alcohol and cybersafety.
Information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.
1300 22 4636
24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
13 11 14
Online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
1800 55 1800
Online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.
24/7 health advice.
1800 022 222
Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Speak to a maternal child health nurse for personal advice and guidance and discover all about pregnancy, birth, being a parent and raising a child.
1800 882 436
As the peak national body, NOFASD promotes the prevention, diagnosis, early intervention and management of FASD. NOFASD operates the FASD helpline providing support and resources to individuals, families, pregnant women and service providers across Australia.
1800 860 613
Alcohol and COVID-19 resources