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How to stop an addiction

I need help stopping my addiction. If you have any strategies or suggestions that you've used or seen work could you please tell me

Re: How to stop an addiction

Hey there @Gary13527 first up well done on reaching out. It takes a lot of bravery to ask for help sometimes, and you're right it's really important you seek some support. We can't give any medical advice on RO however I can link you into a few services that'll help.


There's drug counselling online  here as well as FDS Aus's support line here. Both these services are 24/7. KHL are a great service too, they work with people up to 25 years of age. You can chat to them on 1800 55 1800. 


Have you sought any support from a GP yet? Are you in a safe space tonight? Heart

Re: How to stop an addiction

hey @Gary13527 and well done for reaching out for support. @TOM-RO has laready linked some services for you but would you consider talking to someone in person as in face to face with a psychologist to help you as well?
**NEVER be afraid to ask for help because you're WORTH it!**

Re: How to stop an addiction

Hey @Gary13527, welcome to ReachOut! You have taken a massive step by posting on here today, and I just want to acknowledge how much courage and strength that takes. Heart I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that I moved your post into "Getting Help" so that other members of the community will see this post more easily and give you some well deserved encouragement!


It's really important to seek help from a professional, and @TOM-RO has linked some great support services. Kids Helpline also has webchat if you would prefer. I also like @scared01's suggestion of speaking to someone face to face. Have you considered speaking to a GP, counsellor or psychologist about this?


Please let us know how you go. We're here for you. Heart