Triple J Hack: Young people unlikely to get help for problem drinking

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Date Published:
6 Aug 2018

Triple J Hack’s What's Up In Your World survey of 11,000 Australians aged 18 – 29 found that of the nine percent of young people who think they have a problem with alcohol only a third get help.

"There's an incredible stigma around alcohol, I think if you're a young person and you're having a problem with alcohol you have to be incredibly brave to put your hand up in our culture and say you have a problem," NDARC’s Professor Maree Teesson told Hack.

Read more about the survey findings, including commentary from NDARC’s Professor Maree Teesson.

Listen to an interview about the survey findings with NDARC’s Dr Katrina Prior.

The Inroads program is an online intervention for young people, aged 17 to 24, who experience anxiety symptoms and drink alcohol at harmful levels.

If you need help to manage your drinking and anxiety join the Inroads program and get FREE access to an online skills development program and phone/email sessions with a trained psychologist.