It’s not always easy to recognize that you need help with your alcohol or drug use.
How to get help
There are many ways you can get support about drug related issues. Our support lines are serviced by drug counselors 24/7, with dedicated lines for alcohol and drugs and for parents and families.
Do I need help?
It’s not always easy to recognize that you need help with your drug use. We’ve compiled a list of questions that can help you work out if you or a friend needs help with drug related issues.
Do I need help?
It’s not always easy to recognize that you need help with your drug use. These questions may act as a guide to help identify common issues:
Have friends or family ever worried or complained about your drug or alcohol use?
Do you ever use drugs or alcohol first thing in the morning or to get you through the day?
Are you concerned about your drug or alcohol use?
Do you ever use drugs or alcohol to overcome the effects of other drugs or alcohol taken earlier?
Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drug or alcohol use?
Have you ever felt regret after taking drugs or alcohol?
Do you conceal your use from family or friends, or edit stories involving your drinking or using?
Does your drug or alcohol use impact negatively on other parts of your life e.g. work, friendships, finances, health?
Have you ever run out of money for things you need (e.g. food, bills, going out) because you’ve spent your money on alcohol or drugs?
Would you like to change the way you use drugs or alcohol?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from some assistance with your alcohol or drug use.
Having a close relationship with someone who is using drugs can be difficult and emotionally draining. Their use can cause them to behave erratically, and it can be difficult to know how to act around them. We can help you understand the problem, how to help and how to cope with aggressive behavior.