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.

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Peer Worker PnorkelPW shares what to expect from residential detox programs.

28 Sep 2023

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) 2023 is dedicated to ‘Recognising those people who go unseen’:

28 Aug 2023

This World No Tobacco Day, have honest, open conversations with your kids about vaping.

30 May 2023
Family Violence

Heavy alcohol use is closely associated with family violence, which can also lead a victim-survivor to drink. We offer resources to understand the issue and seek help.

24 Apr 2023
Illegal Drugs in Australia

We examine how people who are facing criminal charges can face their anxiety and seek legal advice to navigate the Australian criminal justice system.

23 Mar 2023
parent adult child boundaries

Asserting healthy boundaries with adult children can be particularly challenging when drugs and alcohol are involved. Here’s how you can get started.

22 Feb 2023

Are you on a journey to stop using drugs or alcohol? We can help you draw a roadmap to change.

31 Jan 2023
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

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

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