Blog

Explore stories, articles and strategies to support making change and living healthier. Our blogs are about life in general and in relation to alcohol and other substances.

Spring Racing Carnival

It’s been a heavy few years for Australian communities. Bushfires, pandemics, floods, inflation. A lot of us are looking for a way to release that tension.

28 Oct 2022
Change My Life

Melody took what she learned as an AOD counsellor and used it to make positive changes to her own drinking and eating habits.

16 Sep 2022
IOAA

As a way of honouring and remembering loved ones who have passed we look at how medically supervised injecting facilities help the Australian community.

30 Aug 2022
Addiction

Don’t get stuck in the negative self-image and stigma of substance use. Build a new identity that works for you.

06 Jul 2022
Peer Support

We examine how online peer support can help people in recovery maintain changes to their alcohol or drug use.

22 Jun 2022
Drinking Problem

Self-assessment quizzes like the AUDIT or DUDIT can help you identify a problem with alcohol or drugs before it gets out of control.

07 Jun 2022
Be Smart

Achievable goals can help you successfully change your substance use. 

23 May 2022
Through a Mexican lens

Culturally appropriate care is crucial to recovery. Our counsellor examines the difference between treatment in Australia and her homeland of Mexico.

13 Apr 2022
Our Counsellor

At Counselling Online, we know it can be intimidating to approach a total stranger about what’s going on in your life.

31 Mar 2022
Hospo Drinking Cultures

For some drinking alcohol during or after a shift is a common part of the culture of the hospitality industry, especially for young men — but not everybody wants it to stay that way.

17 Mar 2022
6 Tips

Over the past few years, many of us have lived with feelings of overwhelming uncertainty. Conditions through the pandemic have been constantly shifting.

15 Feb 2022
a-rewarding-path-kurt

Our counsellor Kurt explains why he became an alcohol and other drug counsellor. 

27 Jan 2022
parents decorate a christmas tree with their small child

We share tips to help families who are dealing with addiction get through the festive season.

15 Dec 2021
Woman looks out over the ocean at a beautiful horizon

We share our tips to help you change how methamphetamine impacts your life.

03 Dec 2021
Women celebrate together | Photo by Dave Eggers on Unsplash

The reopening of our biggest cities coincides with the Spring Carnival and the upcoming festive season. We share how to celebrate safely without relying on drinking and gambling.

25 Oct 2021
smiling young woman in park with dog

Humans are social by nature. Connection is crucial to our overall well-being. We examine how to build connection through the pandemic.

18 Oct 2021

At Counselling Online, we know it can be intimidating to approach a total stranger about what’s going on in your life. Meet one of our alcohol and other drug counsellors — Jennifer — and learn more about how her father’s experience with addiction encouraged her to become a counsellor.

27 Sep 2021
sunset

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can require us to make painful choices. We offer some tips to help you deal with the grief of recovery.

30 Jul 2021