Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) promotes self-help approaches to recovery from severe alcohol and drug related issues. SHARC provides opportunities for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction and related problems to recover and achieve meaningful, satisfying and contributing lives. SHARC works with families, individuals and young people to provide housing, education, advocacy and family support. SHARC provides a confidential telephone helpline and web-based information services; community based training programs and support groups across Victoria, in metro, regional and rural areas; a peer based residential program for young people; a consumer advocacy service for treatment service users; and training for health and welfare workers. Our team consists of people with the combination of lived experience and professional qualifications and expertise. All our programs are significantly supported by volunteers.