Stories of recovery

Reading stories of recovery can be a powerful way to reinforce the idea that change is possible! You can also pick up strategies that have worked for other people.

Preparing to make a change

Preparation is an important first step on the road to recovery. Here are some strategies you can use to help you get started.

Setting goals

When you’re trying to change your alcohol or drug use, setting goals is important to help you stay on track.

Understanding and managing cravings

When you’re thinking about changing your alcohol or drug use, it can help to understand how cravings work and how to manage them.

Getting through withdrawal

When you stop or reduce your alcohol or drug use you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Here’s why - and some ideas about how to manage it.

Maintaining positive changes

Once you’ve started making changes it’s important that you look after yourself. Here are a range of strategies that you could try.

Lapse and relapse

Changing your alcohol or drug use takes time - and lapses and relapses happen. So what is a lapse or relapse, and how can you deal with them?

Relaxation techniques

Cravings can make people feel agitated, anxious or edgy. Knowing some relaxation techniques can help. Here are a few to get you started.