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.
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.
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.
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.