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BreakThrough is a program for family, friends and partners of people with addictive behaviours and offers practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their substance use, better respond to and manage challenging behaviours, and make self-care a priority.

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There's power in language. By focusing on people, rather than their use of alcoholl and other drugs, and by choosing words that are welcoming and inclusive, you can reduce the impact of stigma.

The Power of Words is a practical guide designed for workers (which may be useful for everyone) created by the Australian Drug Foundation.

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If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol, or both, then drug and alcohol rehabilitation services can help. This article from HealthDirect explains some of the options available.

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methadone
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opioids
treatment

This interactive webpage from Your Room details what you need to know about methadone, from what the medicine is, how it's used, and how to keep safe while receiving treatment.

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How does methadone work, and why is it legal? This article from the Australian Drug Foundation explains this medication and provides links to related information.

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Methadone: how it works and why it's legal

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opioids
medication
treatment

Methadone is a medicine used to treat opioid dependence. What does this medicine do, and what do you need to know? This factsheet from HealthDirect answers these questions and more.

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fact sheet

What is PCP, what is the effect in the brain, and what are the withdrawal symptoms? Find the answers to these questions with this factsheet from Medlineplus.

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pcp
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Phencyclidine (PCP) is a mind-altering drug that may lead to hallucinations (a profound distortion in a person’s perception of reality). Learn more about this drug, including the effects and how to treat addiction, with this factsheet from Drugs.com.

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fasd
alcohol
pregnancy
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This short video from the Australian Drug Foundation briefly explains what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is, the effects it can have on the developing baby, and the best way to prevent FASD.

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This page from the Australian Drug Foundation explores Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through a prevention lens. It provides an overview of FASD, the impact of stigma on women, and outlines FASD prevention efforts that can be implemented by healthcare providers and in the community.

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pregnancy
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Pregnant Pause is creating a community of support for mums-to-be to have alcohol-free pregnancies! Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, low birth weight, developmental problems and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).That’s why the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia’s guidelines say that women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy should not drink alcohol. Despite this, there are many mixed messages about alcohol and pregnancy. When it comes to supporting women to have alcohol-free pregnancies, we all have a role to play in providing a clear and consistent message. There is no safe amount, no safe time and no safe type of alcohol during pregnancy.

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alcohol
quitting
addiction
australian

Keeping track of your drinking can be an important tool if you want to improve your health and wellbeing. So if you want to start – how do you go about it?

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