Addictive Behaviours

Sharing a common drive, commitment, and hope for changing the way people understand and respond to addictive behaviours, Tamara and Nicola first met in 2008 while working together in a specialised alcohol, drug, and gambling service. We connected over our desire to make meaningful differences in the addictive behaviours field.

We share a vision for a world where people experiencing harm from alcohol, drugs, and gambling are treated with compassion, dignity, and understanding.

We advocate for evidence-based policy and practice responses, which reduce stigma and enable people to receive the support they need, when they need it.

We strongly align with the harm minimisation approach and bring our collective backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, and leadership to this work.

Work Examples

Program Review

Reviewing programs and services to analyse risk, determine growth opportunities, and ensure alignment with organisational strategy, funding obligations, and research evidence. Our reviews provide leadership teams with pragmatic and actionable recommendations to support service delivery improvements, workforce capacity building, and strengthening of clinical governance systems.

Social Marketing

Creation of ethical health promotion materials for use in venues, workplaces, and across traditional and social media.

Therapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic counselling for people impacted by their own, or another’s, alcohol, other drugs, and gambling behaviours.

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision for various workers and workplaces to build capacity and confidence to deliver high-quality, evidence-based compassionate services for their clients.


Creation and delivery of face-to-face, hybrid, and online training sessions, including Motivational Interviewing, providing brief interventions, and understanding the foundations of gambling and gambling harm.

Strategic Analysis

Strategic Analysis for a key NT-based Stakeholder Group on developing a Managed Alcohol Program in Darwin. This included the creation of guiding principles, underpinning theories, and a summary of the international evidence base.

Some of our past and current business clients:

Social Marketing – Example 1

5 Tips to Safer Drinking this Holiday Season

Social Marketing – Example 2

Top Tips for Keeping on Track this Melbourne Cup