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Ready to get help for your addiction?

 

Call Watershed now on 1800 818 872

 

 

If you or someone you know is suicidal, call Lifeline Crisis Support Chat on 13 11 14

www.lifeline.org.au

If your life or a loved one's life is in immediate danger call 000

 

Useful links to other organisations providing help, information and resources:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

    http://www.aa.org.au

  • Australian Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

http://www.acpmh.unimelb.edu.au

  • Australian Drug Foundation

http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au

  • Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing

http://www.health.gov.au

  • Mental Health Association

http://www.mentalhealth.asn.au

  • Mental Health First Aid

http://www.mhfa.com.au

  • Narcotics Anonymous Australia

http://na.org.au

  • National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

http://www.ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au

  • The National Compact

http://www.nationalcompact.gov.au

  • Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies

http://www.nada.org.au

  • NSW Department of Health

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/

  • Recoveroz (A self help resource for recovery from all kinds of addictions)

http://www.recoveroz.com.au

  • SMART Recovery Australia

http://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au

 

 

 

ALCOHOL ABUSE INFO AND RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

The following are some US based resources around alcohol misuse, including underage drinking, health impacts and interesting resources for parents and students.

 

Underage Drinking

Strategies to Prevent Underage Drinking: discusses detailed prevention strategies in terms of school, extracurricular activities, family, community, and policy.

Alcohol Alert: an article from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on why kids start drinking, what the risks are, and how to prevent it.

Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking Defined: a list of binge drinking qualifications.

Quick Stats: statistic on the prevalence, health, risks and prevention of binge drinking.

Drinking and Driving

BAC: the basics of blood/breath alcohol concentration and a usable online calculator.

CHILDREN, ALCOHOL, AND PARENTING

Parenting Influences: a report on the effect of parental influences on alcohol abuse from both alcohol and non-alcohol specific determinants.

Minimum Drinking Ages Around the World: a look at global drinking ages and their impact on alcohol abuse.

Kids and Alcohol: an article on the impacts of talking to your child about abuse and experimentation.

A Reference Guide for Parents and Guardians: the lowdown on drug and alcohol abuse to help parents be better role models as well as warning signs to recognize.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH

Health Benefits

The Nutrition Source: Alcohol: a study on the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption.

Alcohol, Calories, and Weight

Caloric Values of Alcoholic Beverages: a discussion of how alcohol is stored in the body as unburned fat.

Alcohol and Calories: a listing of beverages and the amount of calories in a serving size.

Alcohol and Body Weight: the results of a study on the effects alcohol has on the weights of adult men and women on the United States.

Medical Reports

Alcohol Use and Health: the CDC's report on the long and short term effects of alcohol use.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Alcohol and the Fetus: a discussion of the negative impacts of alcohol on an unborn child.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: the causes, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, and prevention of the disease.

ALCOHOL FUN FACTS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Top 10 Alcohol Myths: common misconceptions about drinking including the ability to “sober up” quickly.

Alcohol FAQs: commonly asked questions about excessive alcohol use and drinking levels.

Facts about Alcohol: an interactive lesson on what actually constitutes a standard drink.

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Formerly: Wollongong Crisis Centre


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