FIFOLIFE: Where to get support! Alcohol and other Drug use

14 September 2020 , Posted by Ellie Samuels & Julie Loveny

Alcohol and other Drug issues are not specific to FIFO workers but due to the difficulties face by FIFO workers the industry records a higher than average rate of short-term risky drinking with 9 per cent drinking high levels of alcohol at least monthly. Research has also shown 12 per cent of the mining industry workforce engages in illicit drug use.

Working away and needing support with your alcohol or other drug use is difficult. It may feel like it would be impossible to receive any support as you are working in an isolated environment there certainly would not be a service you could go to.

A specialised Working Away Alcohol & Drug Support Line (24 Hours) 1800 721 997 has been created to support FIFO workers experience alcohol and other drug issues. The confidential 1800 phone number offers free counselling and support services referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This support line is not only for those affected by alcohol or other drug issues but also the loved ones of FIFO workers needing help can also contact the number for support.


If you are experiencing any alcohol or other drug related issues or just want some information please call the Working Away Alcohol & Drug Support Line (24 Hours) 1800 721 997.