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 that 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've listed some key national Australian organisations we can recommend below as a starting point:
24 hour 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