Could you help someone who was struggling with an addiction? Can you identify the signs of addiction?
Understanding the signs is the first step in being able to support someone who might be struggling with an addiction. The signs and outcomes of addiction are different from person to person.
When someone becomes dependant on a certain activity or substance, it could be classified as an addiction. Whether yourself or someone you know is struggling with activities like alcohol, drugs or gambling, it is important to first recognise there could be a dependency at play.
It’s important to continue to seek support as long as you (or they) feel it is necessary.
Someone is always available and willing to listen to you and provide support. If you ever feel that you need to chat, remember these free services are available at any time.
Free Crisis Support Chat
1800 81 87 28
Available 24/7 to provide immediate help for urgent matters.
For specific support with addiction and dependency see the following resources:
Gambling Help Online