A new national online counselling service is set to help people affected by substance misuse to get the support they need.
- a moderated peer forum that provides online communities with support and information for drug and alcohol-related issues, as well as opportunities to discuss strategies for recovery;
- self-help modules with tailored guidance for individual needs; and
- new tools, such as an SMS subscriber service, which sends supportive messages at critical time periods throughout the week to reduce the risk of relapse.
Minister Ley said the new free service is now available and will provide the community with 24/7 support.