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My inside battle of silent prayers to the Lord to help me get through my son's ICE addiction

My son's near 22 yrs of age and he admitted to me he used ICE the day after he got out of jail over a yr ago now. I write this knowing he hasn't been home for 2 and half days now and I am dam sure he is using again, and staying out, sleeping for 12 to 20 hrs at a time.I am too frightened that when he comes home what he will be like! Too scared to confront him about him using, afraid of his reaction but I KNOW I HAVE TO HELP HIM.

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Getting help

Thousands of Australians are in treatment right now. Treatment works. More Australians than ever before are getting treatment for drug and alcohol problems.

If you or someone you know needs help with a problem with drugs or alcohol, without doubt the key is to seek help and tackle the problem.

On this website there is a list of numbers and agencies you can call confidentially. If you or someone you know needs help, make that call… it could be one of the most important calls you ever make.

Treatment programs today address underlying problems and prepare people for the road ahead. There have been massive developments in the past 15 years in drug and alcohol treatment in Australia and we hear too much in the news about the negatives of alcohol and drugs when it comes to problems… and not enough about the thousands of Australians who tackle their problems — and beat them.

Around the country everyday in thousands of locations people are getting help for drug and alcohol issues. Make that call — and explore the options… because treatment works.

Support services
If you are looking for information about drugs and/or support services the ANCD suggests that you contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) in your state or territory. The relevant contact numbers are:

Australian Capital Territory

24 Hour Alcohol and Drug Telephone Line
02 6207 9977

New South Wales

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
02 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599 (rural)

Northern Territory

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
1800 131 350


Alcohol and Drug Information Service
07 3837 5989 or 1800 177 833 (rural)

South Australia

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
1300 13 13 40


Alcohol and Drug Information Service
1800 811 994 (24 Hour)


1800 888 236

1300 85 85 84

Family Drug Helpline
1300 660 068

YoDAA – Youth Drugs + Alcohol Advice Line (12-25yo) -
1800 458 685

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) –
1800 458 685

Western Australia

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
08 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (rural)

Parent Drug Information Service
08 9442 5050 or 1800 653 203 (rural)


Other support services you may like to contact

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
1300 22 22 22

Family Drug Support
1300 368 186

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800

13 11 14

Narcotics Anonymous
1300 652 820 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Cannabis Information and Helpline
1800 30 40 50

SANE Australia
1800 187 263

SMART Recovery Australia

131 848 or 137 848

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