A constant battle

Michelle's story

When someone experiences problems with alcohol and drugs it can affect all aspects of their life and the way people treat them. Discriminating against someone on the basis of their use of alcohol or drugs is never ok, and yet it happens a lot, especially in clinical settings.

The video below shows how stigma and discrimination can be present in the very places where people go to get help.

Helpful links and resources

Know Your Options  Find a service near you

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

DASSA services for people seeking support

Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner