How do I know if I have an alcohol and/or drug problem?
Here is a checklist; if you answer yes we encourage you to give us a call.
- Am I being physically impacted as a result of my use
- Are the relationships in my life being impacted as a result of my use
- Am I unable to do the things that I need to be doing as a result of my use
- Am I unable to go to work or school
- Am I unable to fulfil other commitments
What is the REAL DEAL with new psychoactive substances (synthetics)?
New psychoactive substances also known as synthetic drugs are now being treated as the real deal under New South Wales law. We have no real understanding of short or long term affects. Like other illicit drugs, using synthetic drugs is like playing Russian roulette; you don’t really know what you are getting or what they are going to do.
How do I get my parents off my back?
It may feel that sometimes parents are annoying; it’s not uncommon to have conflict around issues such as alcohol and/or other drug use. If you need some help you can contact SDECC for support.
I am worried about my friend’s alcohol and/or other drug use, what can I do?
Friends are usually the first people to notice things going wrong which can be quite scary. This is a good opportunity for either yourself or your friend to talk to a support service such as SDECC.
What is the point of coming to counselling?
Counselling is a great way for you to talk about tricky areas in your life such as alcohol and/or other drug issues.