RESOURCES, HELP & MORE

''we want every single rural Australian to know that even though they're isolated - they are not alone in this'' 

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> OUR MEMBER-BUILT PLATFORM

> ONLINE PEER SUPPORT FOR RURAL PROFESSIONALS

> BUILT BY RURAL PEOPLE FOR OTHER RURAL PEOPLE

OTHER ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS ​​

  • SITC Bush Tribe (rural Australians) - our own online peer support tribe exclusively for rural professionals

  • Hello Sunday Morning (Australia)  (and how to download the free DayBreak APP + access to coaches)

  • SMART Recovery (Australia)SMART Recovery meetings are run by trained facilitators who teach evidence-based tools and techniques to empower people to recover from addiction in a way that works for them. Now available 100% online. 

  • AA-Alcoholics Anonymous (Australia)
    The worldwide 12-step abstinence program has extensive online resources.

  • Recovery Dharma
    This organization uses Buddhist practices and principles to support individuals in recovery. Directory of daily online meditations and meetings.

  • Women for Sobriety
    Dedicated to helping women recover from substance use disorders, with online gatherings.

  • LifeRing
    Organization focusing on practical, secular support, with online meetings.

  • Moderation Management (international)
    For people seeking to reduce their alcohol intake and not necessarily abstain, this growing group has an international network of online meetings.

  • In the Rooms (global)

  • Clearinghouse of 30 online meetings offering supports with a variety of approaches to different substance use disorders.

  • Soberistas (USA)
    A website for worried binge alcohol users, and for those who are back in control of their lives offering connection, conversation as well as feature articles about health and nutrition, and advice for leading a healthy lifestyle that doesn’t include alcohol.

  • Tempest (USA)
    A modern, accessible, and empowering path to recovery, offering an online sobriety school and aftercare program centered around the individual.

FREE APPS:

  • Connections – Evidence-based, multipurpose app to help track sobriety and connect with supportive peers and Addiction Policy Forum counselors.

  • Daybreak by Hello Sunday Morning

  • I Am Sober – App for planning and maintaining recovery.

  • SoberGrid – Large online sober-support community and peer counseling.

  • Celebrate Recovery – A Christian-centered 12-step recovery program and app.

  • Smart Recovery – Overcoming Addictions (OA) is a confidential and interactive web app to help achieve and maintain abstinence.

  • Meeting Guide – A free of charge meeting finder app for iOS and Android that provides meeting information from A.A. service entities in an easy-to-access format, by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

  • Recovery Path – Technology assisted addiction recovery. Built on research, made with compassion.

       Access more free apps for recovery here.

FOR FAMILY:

  • Al-Anon Using a 12-step focus, this organization offers online and phone meetings for those whose friends and relatives struggle with alcohol use disorder, among other substances.

  • Families Anonymous Offers online 12-step meetings for family and friends with a loved one struggling with drugs, alcohol and related behavioral problems.

  • SMART Recovery Friends and Family This secular, cognitive behavioral-based program offers online meetings for families and friends of someone recovering from substance abuse.

ONLINE MEETINGS:

Alcoholics Anonymous is sharing their own online meetings for those interested

Download the list here.

RELATED ORGANISATIONS (Australia):

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

DrugInfo: 1300 858 584 (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Family Drug Support Australia: 1300 368 186 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

Youth Support + Advocacy Service: 1800 458 685  (9am – 8pm, Monday – Friday)

Kids Helpline : 1800 551 800 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

Parentline (QLD and NT): 1300 301 300 (phones open 8am – 10pm, 7 days/week

Parentline WebChat: 8am – 9pm, 7 days/week

Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

Lifeline text: 0477 131 114 (6pm – 12am, 7 days/week)

Counselling Online: chat online with a professional counsellor

Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS): 1800 250 015
ADIS provides a free, 24-hour support line for those who are having issues with alcohol, are concerned about someone else’s alcohol use, or just have general questions about alcohol. ADIS Centres are state and territory-based services which provide information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support.  ADIS offers services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health professionals and business and community groups.

ADIS counsellors recognise the importance of finding appropriate drug and alcohol treatment and use their knowledge and experience to assist callers. ADIS webchat is available Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm (including public holidays).

ADIS also offers information to support Aboriginal people in NSW in reducing the harms caused by alcohol and drugs and to help our mob become healthier.

''the thing is ... there are no shortcuts or tricks to this thing. It comes down to the truth that sobriety isn't for those who need it - it is for those who want it and who are prepared to do whatever it takes to get it ' (Shanna Whan, Founder.)

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'' There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river and head upstream to find out why they keep falling in ..... ''

 Desmond Tutu