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Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling

Substance abuse and problem gambling are significant, ingrained issues faced by individuals, families and communities across Sydney. CatholicCare Sydney is committed to providing support for families impacted by problematic alcohol and drug use and gambling. Services are available for individuals affected by another’s substance abuse or gambling, and for problematic substance users and gamblers themselves.


Our Services for Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling

Holyoake is a unique service offering professional help including group education, therapy and support programs for families impacted by alcoholism, drug use, problem gambling and other types of addictions.

The Gambling Help Family Counselling program offers free face-to-face, telephone and online counselling and support to people – and their partners, friends and family – affected by problem gambling, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

GAINS is a ‘self-referral’ service that links people who are worried they might have a gambling addiction or alcohol problem with a range of specialist gambling help and alcohol abuse support services.