Supporting a loved one can be extremely challenging, and it is important to look after yourself too.
- Remember you can’t fix the person.
- Only they can take steps to cut down or stop their use.
- Take time out for your own needs and activities.
- Attend local education events in your community to increase your knowledge about ice and get support.
If you’re worried about a loved one who may be using ice, you can get support. It can be difficult to seek help, but in most cases the sooner you reach out for support, the better. You may want to discuss your concerns with a friend that you can trust. Your General Practitioner or family doctor can also be a good starting point – they can confidentially discuss your concerns with you and refer you on to other services if you need additional support.
For more information on support services and how to get help for yourself or a loved one, visit the What type of help is available? and When and where to get help sections of Cracks in the Ice.
If you need emergency support, please call Lifeline (13 11 14) which is a 24-hour crisis helpline or dial '000' for the police or an ambulance.