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.
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.
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 - Rosie - and learn more about how and why she become a counsellor.
What can I expect in the counselling?
Our family focused approach offers a supportive environment to identify your needs and explore some of the challenges you may be facing while working together to overcome them.
Counselling can help establish healthy boundaries, develop coping strategies and learn effective communication techniques allowing families to reconnect, support and work together.
Am I eligible to join a family support group?
If you are concerned about someone else’s alcohol and or drug use and live in Australia you are eligible to join the group. The person can be a family member, friend or someone that interacts with you in your life.
How are the groups run?
For the first half of each group, we run through a topic providing you with information and resources to help support you and those around you.
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 - Kathleen - and learn more about why she become a counsellor.
We often hear from people who are ambivalent or nervous about seeing a face-to-face counsellor for the first time. It’s actually something we hear all the time — from a little apprehension to full-on freaking out.
While many of us are looking forward to Christmas and New Year holidays, for others the festive season can be overwhelming whether you’re busy with social engagements, or feeling the sting of loneliness or loss.
Every morning, my dog jumps on the bed and wakes me up by snuggling as close as she can to my head and puts her wet nose into my hair. Even though I might grump and groan about her waking me, the resulting rush of endorphins gets me out of bed feeling ready and energised to start the day.
We follow the participants through the final weeks of their treatment program. We see that the road to recovery isn’t a straight line, and observe that addiction, like other health conditions, can be characterised by periods of improvement and periods of vulnerability.
In this episode the participants are halfway through the treatment program. We check in on how they are and follow the ups and downs experienced by people in recovery.
In this episode we learn more about the participants and their families, gaining further insight into what it’s like to receive addiction treatment and support.
People often ask us: How do I respond if someone approaches me about a problem with drugs or alcohol? Here are 9 tips to show how to help.