Problems with drugs or alcohol can affect anyone.
In Australia, drug and alcohol treatment is provided by qualified staff at health services. There are also services that can help your family and friends.
The information here is to help you to understand the many types of treatment services in Australia that help with drug and alcohol problems. There is also a list of places where you can get more information about treatment.
Some people feel nervous or embarrassed about getting treatment. You are not alone. Many people ask for treatment for themselves or a loved one.
Finding out more information is an important step. You can click on these links to get more information:
You can also click on the image below to download our complete guide "What is Drug and Alcohol Treatment?"
The information here was originally put together as part of a guide What is Drug and Alcohol Treatment, produced by the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC), in consultation with DAMEC clients, staff from Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA), Navitas, NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA), and the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).
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