Friends & Family

1300 Driver is not only for truckies, but also their families and friends. 1300 Driver aims to assist friends and families when concerned about the health and wellbeing of a truckie.


We offer a seven day, 24 hour telephone line, offering

  • information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, health and wellbeing,
  • strategies for communicating
  • coping strategies,
  • help to manage change,
  • help to avoid or manage crisis

1300 Driver is here for truckies, and their families and friends.


Why do people use drugs?

There are a lot of reasons why people use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. ADIS can provide you with support, information and referral if you have concerns about a family member, relative or friend.

These reasons may relate to stress, anxiety, job demands, emotional or behavioural management, self medication (trying to manage psychological symptoms), group behaviour, trauma, or habit, but are specific to each individual and hard to generalise.

Further information is also available from the Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS):

  Sydney metropolitan          02 9361 8000
  Regional and rural NSW Freecall          1800 422 599*

* Please note- Freecall numbers are not free from mobile phones


These are several websites that may also be of assistance:

Your Room the place for drug + alcohol information

druginfo @ your library also covers a variety of issues that may help you to communicate with someone around alcohol and other drug use.


Family Drug Support, information and support for families and friends of alcohol and drug users

SMART Recovery Help for Family & Friends

Cannabis: information for families from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre