Australian Centre for Addiction Research // ACAR
The Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR) provides information on Substance abuse in Australia, with articles on Substance abuse and substance abuse treatment programs. Discussion about adolescent substance abuse and youth substance abuse in Australia. Also looking at drug abuse, alcohol abuse, substances abuse. Vist our website to get more information on our addiction help programs or find what we offer to help individuals, families, youths, adolescents, adults and parents. The Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR) is here to help.
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Control Your Drinking Online:
A Web-Based Self Change Program

How does it work? To join this program, you need to have a valid email address so we can send information that will allow you to access our program. When you are registered, you will be asked to complete the Self Assessment Module which is made up of questions about your alcohol use and other health-related issues. Once you have completed the Self Assessment, you are given feedback about your drinking and other related topics. Following this, you will gain access to four Treatment Modules online that provide information on how to manage cravings, binge drinking, bad moods and other alcohol-related problems.

Making the decision to do something about your drinking The best way to achieve results is to complete the program. We suggest you work on each treatment module on a fortnightly basis instead of accessing all treatment modules in one go. Remember, a great part of your success with this program depends on your motivation, persistence, and readiness to learn and apply new skills.

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We need YOUR input: Expectations and experiences of consumers seeking assistance from Psychologists / Clinical Psychologists

This is an anonymous investigation. If you have received professional consultation from a psychologist or a clinical psychologist in the past 24 months, we are interested in finding out about your experiences. You will be required to complete questionnaires about what expectations you had before seeing a psychologist, and about your experiences from these professional consultations. You will also be asked to provide information about your age, gender, ethnicity and living status. No personal details are required (e.g. name / address). The questionnaires will take approximately 30-minutes to complete. The information collected will be handled in confidence. You can withdraw from the study anytime you wish.

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Free and Confidential Web-Assisted Treatment programs to assist participants to engage in self-change:

  • No Worriesto assist participants to manage their worries, low mood, and feelings of depression. 

  • Quit Cannabis – to assist participants who wish to stop their cannabis use.

  • Porn Check – to assist participants to cut down their excessive viewing of internet porn.