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.
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.
Melody took what she learned as an AOD counsellor and used it to make positive changes to her own drinking and eating habits.
As a way of honouring and remembering loved ones who have passed we look at how medically supervised injecting facilities help the Australian community.
Self-assessment quizzes like the AUDIT or DUDIT can help you identify a problem with alcohol or drugs before it gets out of control.
Achievable goals can help you successfully change your substance use.
Culturally appropriate care is crucial to recovery. Our counsellor examines the difference between treatment in Australia and her homeland of Mexico.
At Counselling Online, we know it can be intimidating to approach a total stranger about what’s going on in your life.
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.
Over the past few years, many of us have lived with feelings of overwhelming uncertainty. Conditions through the pandemic have been constantly shifting.
Our counsellor Kurt explains why he became an alcohol and other drug counsellor.
We share tips to help families who are dealing with addiction get through the festive season.
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.
Humans are social by nature. Connection is crucial to our overall well-being. We examine how to build connection through the pandemic.
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.
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.