Support for those affected by Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions

Anglicare provides support services for those affected by Alcohol and other drug addictions across Tasmania.

When habits become harmful, life can get tough. We know it can be hard to ask for support, but you can take the first small step today.

We offer:

  • experienced counsellors,
  • no waiting time,
  • no referrals required,
  • support wherever you live in Tasmania,
  • a confidential service.

For information on our support services either click one of the links following or use the map below for support services specific to your region.






Anglicare Tasmania also has a free, confidential Alcohol and other Drug Helpline on 1800 161 266 to get answers to your questions and advice on practical ‘next steps’.

Counsellors are available by phone Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 5pm.

They can provide you support, information, counselling and referral to drug and alcohol services statewide.

Download our Helpline Flyer

Support for family and friends

Anglicare has a range of support services for family and friends affected by a someone using alcohol or other drugs.  The following two services are available in the North and the Northwest of Tasmania.

Family Support Service (North and Northwest)

Confidential and available to those affected including but not limited to partners, children, siblings and grandparents.

Smart Family and Friends Group (North and Northwest)

Organised group sessions in person over an 8 week period.  You will need to register your interest in attending.

Family Resource Booklet

If you are supporting someone with an alcohol or other drug problem, our downloadable family resource booklet can:

  • Provide tips to improve communication and setting boundaries.
  • Identify the 6 stages of change.
  • Provide answers to common questions.
  • Provide treatment options.
  • Provide emergency contacts.

You can also call us on 1800 243 232 to speak with one of our counsellors.

Are you aware of the Needle and Syringe Program in Tasmania?

The Tasmanian Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is a public health initiative that aims to prevent and reduce the transmission of blood-borne viruses and the occurrence of other injecting related harms, through the provision of free and accessible sterile injecting equipment across the state.

This is achieved through a network of NSP outlets broken into Primary, Secondary, Community Pharmacy and vending machines.

The program is supported by the Crown through the Department of Health (Tasmania).

For more information on the types of NSP outlets, their locations around Tasmania and the services they provide follow the link to our Needle and Syringe Program website page.

Visit the NSP page

Are you Blood-Borne Virus (BBV) Aware?

Anglicare Tasmania runs the free Blood Borne Virus aware program, with support of the Department of Health Tasmania.

The aim of the BBV Aware program is to reduce stigma in the community associated with blood-borne viruses (BBVs) by providing information, front-line staff training and Needle and Syringe Programs.

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