For our city mates

Addiction is the same in terms of cause and effect regardless of geographic location. However, the entire reason that Sober in the Country exists - and is laser focused on the bush - is because the barriers to overcoming addiction in permanent ''ISO'' make for an entirely different set of circumstances for those in the fight.  And because there is appallingly little discussion around the lack of services and support for us.

This is why when our mates in the city or large regional centres seek us out for help, we refer them on to our counterparts who are city-based and have the staff, capacity, funding and resources to do what we simply cannot as a small grassroots rural charity.

 

We do often get asked if we'll ever start a 'Sober in the City' - and the answer is no, simply because that concept and service already exists in our capital cities across Australia in the form of amazing organisations who are right on your doorstep (virtually or otherwise) and have the capacity and ability to provide so much support.

 

We've listed some key national Australian organisations we can recommend below as a start point:

      24/7 support service lines

  • Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

  • Family Member Help: 1300 660 068

  • Lifeline 13 11 14

  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

  • Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

  • MensLine 1300 789 978