Worried about what you're doing

Alcohol - Bingeing | desperate for a drink | drink getting you into trouble

We drink to celebrate, commiserate, socialise and just to relax. But drinking too much, too often, or for too long can cause problems with your health, work and relationships.

If you or someone else is worried about how much you’re drinking, find out more about alcohol problems and what you can do about them.

Drug use - drugs ruining your life | 'doctor shopping'

Many Australians use drugs (whether legal or illegal) to relax, socialise or change the way they feel.

Some people can use drugs without causing obvious harm to themselves or others.

This is rare.

For others, especially people who rely on drugs to cope with mental health problems, drug use can have serious consequences.

If you or someone else is worried about your drug use, it might be worth thinking more about whether you have a problem with drugs and what you can do about it.

Taking risks - acting without thinking first | reckless driving | getting into fights | risky sex

Risk taking is when we do things that might be harmful or dangerous, but are also exciting and give us a buzz. The key is to find the right balance.

If you think you might take too many risks, and the risks are becoming life threatening, you should find out whether you have a problem with risk taking.

Gambling - losing too much money | gambling out of control

Almost everyone gambles from time to time.

You might have a gambling problem if you have trouble setting limits on the time and money you spend gambling. This often leads to financial stress and relationship difficulties.

If you’re worried about your gambling, find out more about gambling problems and how you can get them under control.

Self harm - feeling desperate | hopeless | thinking about taking your life

People hurt themselves for lots of different reasons.

Some do it as a way of dealing with painful feelings, to punish themselves, or even as a plea for help. For others, life has become unbearable and suicide might seem like the only way out.

If any of this sounds like you, or someone you know, you should find out more about self-harm and suicide.

If you need to speak to a counsellor about your concerns, free and confidential counselling is available 24/7 through Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046.

Violence - getting into fights | hurting the ones you love

Some people get violent when they get angry, need to feel in control, feel betrayed or feel afraid.

Violence is never acceptable.

If you think you might have a problem with violence, you should learn how to control your violent behaviour.