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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Australians often feel pressure to drink at social gatherings, but that's changing, and you can too. We discuss how.
When we foster wellbeing it helps us how to grow our mental resources, and our mental resources enable us to be resilient. Learn the three basic needs that help to cultivate resilience.
2020 has been a year when the lifestyle we take for granted has been hugely affected.
Relationships & Sex counsellor Jeremy Shub recently joined us in the Counselling Online Forums to discuss how recovery can effect intimacy and sexual drive.
Gambling and Alcohol counsellors often hear people admit: “I only gamble when I’ve had a couple.” Here are some activities you can try instead while social-distancing at home.
The 31st of May is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The World Health Organisation is asking us as a community to recognise the dangers tobacco poses to young people and how we can protect them.
Mother’s Day is the day we set aside in our communities to acknowledge and celebrate the important roles mothers play in our lives.
Walking is one of the few activities that is both legal and free right now — and thankfully, walking is great for people who are trying to make changes in their life!
At Counselling Online, we know that many people in our community are feeling anxious about COVID-19 right now, and that people who use drugs might have specific needs.
Over time, more options have surfaced for LGBTQIA+ people to connect within environments that aren’t driven by drinking and drugs. We share 5 LGBTQIA+ friendly social alternatives to bars and clubs.
A guide to navigating concerns of your teen using drugs and some suggested next steps.
It can feel like a long road supporting someone else who is struggling with their alcohol or drug use.
The holidays can feel like a minefield for anyone who is trying to give up drinking or at least change the way they drink. So what can we do about it?
Do you ever feel stuck in the same cycle, repeating over and over again? Asking yourself, “Will this cycle ever end? If so, when?” The truth is, you decide when the cycle ends.
Sporting events like the AFL and NRL grand final are exciting times for celebration. We share how to celebrate safely without relying on drinking and gambling.
Saturday August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). This is a day where people from all over the world acknowledge and remember the lives of those lost to drug overdose.
We recently examined the negative thinking patterns that turn our thoughts sour, in Gloomy guts: 5 ways that negativity clouds our thinking.