Getting help for addiction

If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol or drugs there are services available to help.


Victoria's 24-hour alcohol and drug counselling service DirectLine's trained drug and alcohol counselling service will be able to give you advice and suggest the best next steps that suit your situation.

Website: DirectLine

Phone: 1800 888 236

Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice

YoDAA provides advice specifically for young people and people concerned about a young person with a substance use problem. YoDAA's specialist alcohol and drug counsellors can offer advice over the phone or help you find more information.

Website: Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice (YoDAA)

Phone: 1800 458 685

Ice Help Line

For people concerned about their own ice use, families struggling to cope and health professionals looking for advice, help is now only a phone call away.

Website: Ice Help line

Phone: 1800 423 238

Support for families

DirectLine on 1800 888 236

Family Drug Help for details about family counselling programs and support groups in your area on 1300 660 068

Services provided to families who seek help, counselling and support for their family member who has a drug addiction problem.

Further information

Better Health Channel - information and service connection