Signs of a problem

You may suspect that your alcohol or drug use is affecting your life, but how do you know if it has become a problem? Here are the signs to look for and how to get help.

Impacts of alcohol and drug use

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs can impact people’s lives in different ways. There are however some common experiences.

What is addiction?

Addiction is often misunderstood. Understanding how it works and why people become addicted may help you make a change. 

Alcohol and drug information

Substance-specific information about alcohol and other drugs.

Understand and prevent overdose

Overdose death is preventable. Learn how to prevent, recognise, and act on alcohol or drug overdose.

What is harm minimisation?

People who use drugs can minimise the harm they experience. Learn more about how.

What is withdrawal?

Withdrawal from drugs and/or alcohol can be difficult, unpleasant and sometimes dangerous. Find out what to expect.

What is pharmacotherapy?

Learn how methadone, Suboxone and depot buprenorphine can help people dependent on heroin or opioids create stability in their lives.