Working away from home can create additional stress and challenges that can impact both our work and our personal lives. People often use alcohol and drugs as a way to cope with this type of stress, especially when they are away from their usual support systems such as family and friends. Families and relationships can often be affected by alcohol and drug use.
The Working Away Alcohol and Drug Support Line is a confidential telephone support, information and referral service for those working away from home, their families and employers who are concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use or mental health and wellbeing.
The service is available 24/7 via phone.
Phone: 1800 721 997
Live Chat: 7am – 10pm, daily
Contact with the Working Away Alcohol and Drug Support Line is one-to-one with a professional counsellor and is confidential.
The counsellor who answers your call can:
Listen to what is going on for you
Provide you with information about alcohol, drug use or mental health and well-being
Provide emotional support
Talk about treatment options
Refer you to local services that can provide ongoing support
They can also provide:
Interim support to individuals waiting for face to face counselling/treatment
A free call back service to socially and geographically isolated clients
Support to health professionals working with individuals and families impacted by alcohol or drug use