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Sep 7 2018

YSAS Youth Programs and Services are fully funded through the Victorian government, through fundraising and donations. They are free for young people between the ages of 12-21.

Am I an alcoholic?

Alcoholism or alcohol dependence depends on who you are and your specific situation. There are however, some common signs that you may be dependent on alcohol.

  • Being unable to control or manage your drinking
  • Feeling like you need a drink first thing in the morning after waking up
  • Having memory lapses when drinking
  • Getting into trouble (arguments, fights) regularly when drinking
  • If you are concerned about your alcohol consumption please

If you recognise any of the signs above or you are just worried about your alcohol use or someone you care about give us a call on 1800 014 446 and we can help you work it out. You can also check out our programs and services or read some helpful articles about alcohol .

Am I addicted to drugs?

Most drugs can cause dependence if you use them often over a long period of time. Dependence can vary from one person to another. If you use drugs regularly you can develop a tolerance, which means you have to keep on taking more of the drug each time to get the same effect.

A sign that you are becoming dependent on a drug is that you start to crave that drug and this becomes a priority in your life.

If you’re worried about your drug use and it’s affecting your life in negative ways that make you unhappy, give us a call and we can help you work out the best step to move move forward. Click here for helpful articles or check out our programs and services .

How do I know if I need help?

If you feel that your drug and alcohol use is affecting your life in negative ways, it is always best to deal with it as soon as possible. Some of the articles on this site might help or you can call us for free confidential advice. we can help you identify the type of support you might need or just have a chat.
Call the YSASline on 1800 014 446

How long will it take me to get better?

There is no rule around how long your journey to better health will be. It really depends on your situation and your goals. It will take time to work through what’s behind your drug or alcohol use and there may be some ongoing challenges that you will need to work through. YSAS provides programs and services to support you through the different stages of the process. Taking it one day at a time is often the best approach.


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