Alcohol and Other Drugs
Drug use is a common human behaviour. Many people use legal or illegal substances in their daily lives.
Using harmful substances can negatively affect the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. It is a growing concern in Australia and internationally, with considerable debate about appropriate responses.
Psychologists work with individuals, families, communities, and government to help prevent and reduce the harms that alcohol and other drugs can cause.
Many people enjoy gambling, whether it is at the pokies, betting online, or purchasing a lottery ticket.
However, for some people, gambling can stop being a source of occasional entertainment and become a serious problem.
The term ‘problem gambling’ is most commonly used to describe an individual’s inability to control the amount of money and/or time spent gambling which results in negative consequences for their social, family, and work life.
Evidence shows electronic gaming machines (pokies) are the product most linked to problem gambling and gambling harm. Online sports betting is an increasing concern, particularly amongst young men.
If you are experiencing a problem with addiction, call us today on 1300 00R UOK (1300 007 865) or contact us to book your initial appointment. Let the amazing team at Outloook Psychology Practice help you.