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  • There is a range of alcohol and other drug (AOD) related services available in Victoria, many of which are free.
  • For advice and referral to AOD treatment and programs, call DirectLine (Tel. 1800 888 236) – Victoria's free and confidential 24-hour counselling phone line.
  • For information and advice about treatment and programs specifically for young people, call the Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice (YoDAA) line 1800 458 685.
  • Some people may need to explore a number of different treatment options, or a combination of treatment options at once, before they find out what works for them.
  • If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use, your local doctor will be able to refer you for treatment or direct you into a program that is right for you.

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Reviewed on: 26-05-2023