Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources for the AOD sector

May 2020

NCETA, NDARC and NDRI have compiled a list of some online information and resources that we've come across and that may be of help to people working in the alcohol and other drug sector at this challenging time.

Wellbeing resources 

Information and training resources 

Support, counselling and treatment resources

  • The National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline connects callers to local state or territory Alcohol and Drug Information Services.
  • Counselling Online offers free and confidential drug and alcohol counselling 24/7.
  • Family Drug Support offers support to families dealing with alcohol and other drug issues.
  • SMART Recovery Australia offers online SMART meetings, guided by trained facilitators and catering to all forms of addiction. SMART facilitator training is also available online and on demand.
  • Hello Sunday Morning Daybreak is an online alcohol support program for people looking to change their relationship with alcohol.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 12-step abstinence self-support groups offer online meetings.
  • Breaking the Ice is an online intervention program for users of crystal methamphetamine (ice) developed by NDRI and NDARC researchers.
  • Cracks in the Ice offers evidence based information for the community about crystal methamphetamine (ice).
  • Positive Choices is an online portal for parents, teachers and students to access accurate, up-to-date drug education resources and prevention programs.
  • MindSpot is a free online mental health service for Australian adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, providing assessment and treatment.
  • Mental Health Online provides free, comprehensive online services and programs for Australian adults experiencing mental distress.
  • Eheadspace provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.
  • This Way Up provides online programs for anxiety, depressive disorders and physical health and offers tools for coping with the current pandemic.