suggested resources

Disclaimer: as the sobriety industry trends, we urge & caution you to investigate carefully where you go for help and support - and ensure that you're dealing with a registered organisation where duty of care is placed before profit, prestige, and profile status.

We've listed the organisations we know to be credible below: 

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If you're rural or remote and cannot easily access services locally or feel concerned about confidentiality, we've created The SITC Bush Tribe - a supportive online bush family with hundreds of rural men & women who share the same goal to cut back or stop drinking. To apply or learn more click here.

  • ''Daybreak'' APP - Hello Sunday Morning

    • Hello Sunday Morning is one of Australia's leading alcohol behaviour change charities. Their free downloadable APP called ''Daybreak'' is a help to many, and we recommend giving it a try. Daybreak is a supportive & non-judgemental community of people, all helping each other achieve their alcohol change goals. Get tips from people just like you.

  • SMART Recovery (Australia)

    • SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free group program assisting any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.

    • Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

  • AA-Alcoholics Anonymous (Australia)

    • Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS:

  • Al-Anon Australia

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

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

ONLINE MEETINGS:

Thanks to COVID-19 the organisations above are all transitioning online. Visit the sites - and use what's on offer.

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

  •  (ADIS): 1800 250 015Alcohol Drug Information Service

  • 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.

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The Sober in the Country Ltd charity is grateful for seed-funding in 2020 from these extraordinary donors.