When you’re trying to change your drug and/or alcohol use, experiencing relapse can make you feel like you have failed — but that’s not true. Here are some tips on how to pick yourself up and dust yourself off if you’ve recently experienced a relapse, or feel you are at risk.
Changing your drinking or drug habits can be difficult at the best of times, but it sometimes feels even harder in Aussie culture, where alcohol seems to form the cornerstone of so many of our social interactions.
Do I need to make a change? In life, we are often on autopilot. We can be unaware of the problems we carry until they have an obvious and undeniable effect on us or the important people in our lives.
How well can you control your own impulses? Researchers at Monash University have created a brand new game which measures exactly that.
Researchers from Monash University and Turning Point are undertaking a new research project about online care and would love to hear from you.
I grew up with an alcoholic father, and in years to come it would be that my three brothers would have a similar path.
Have you been thinking about cutting down or completely stopping your alcohol or drug use for a while? It’s common that people aren’t sure where to start, so we are going to have a look at some easy ways to help prepare for change.
The act of helping other people can provide you with a variety of health benefits. It’s been proven to assist those with depression, increases a sense of wellbeing and, for some, it can also help with recovery.
Jesse and Sam’s situations are quite different but they have both got into a habit of using alcohol to manage stress and relax. They both contacted Counselling Online because they were worried about their drinking.
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