Alcohol Community Action Project (ACAP) is a pilot project that supports people and organisations who want to prevent and redress alcohol-related harms in their communities across NSW in collaboration with the NSW government, local councils, police, health and the industry.
The pilot project consists of two key resources; this website and a community adviser. It aims to ensure that the control of liquor outlets reflect the expectations and aspirations local communities and not be solely driven by the wishes of liquor industry.
Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) are groups of volunteers who work together to minimise and prevent the harmful use of alcohol and other drugs in their neighbourhoods.
Tribal Warrior has a vision of social and cultural exchange between Aboriginal tribes. They present a creative and ongoing vision for Aboriginal youth by generating self-employment, economic stability and cultural affirmation. This is partly achieved by promoting a consciousness for maritime vocations among Aboriginal people and includes provision of drug and alcohol counselling programs.
A Quick Guide to drugs and alcohol. This easy-to-read book includes information on a range of drugs, drug effects, drugs and driving, pregnancy, treatment, statistics, drugs and the law and where to go for help and further information.
Aboriginal drug and alcohol resources. A range of drug and alcohol information resources for Indigenous parents and young people – developed in consultation with the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network (ADAN).
Alcohol Awareness Kit. A resource to help staff talk about alcohol with their clients. It includes information about harms, recommended drinking limits, and tips on how to change drinking.
Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre. The Centre’s mission is to contribute to improving the health of Australia's Indigenous peoples and assist in ‘closing the gap’ by providing the evidence base to help reduce the harmful use of alcohol and other drugs.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. An innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. A clearinghouse for research and evaluation evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control. Aims to aid the growth in knowledge and control in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through projects that focus on information sharing, networking, training and resource development.
Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work. A practical tool for Aboriginal health professionals to use in their everyday work with clients. This book can help build on skills and knowledge.
NIDAC: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee. As the leading voice in Indigenous alcohol and drug policy NIDAC provides advice to government, based on its collective expertise and knowledge from those working in the field, health professionals and other relevant experts.
NCETA: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction. Workforce development resources for Aboriginal health workers including:
Feeling Deadly, Working Deadly Resource Kit. This kit aims to reduce stress and burnout, and enhance wellbeing amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers.
NCPIC: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre. NCPIC was established in response to community concerns about cannabis use and have a number of resource for Indigenous people.
Pregnancy health ‘Stay Strong and Healthy – It’s Worth It’. A facebook page with information for Aboriginal pregnant women and their partners and families of the risks of drug and alcohol consumption during pregnancy with regular posts of health information on pregnancy and having a young baby, a service directory and healthy recipes from Tharawal’s Koori Community Kitchen.
Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council
The peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in NSW which aims to support Aboriginal peoples to achieve physical, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing, and contribute to the overall health, wellbeing and strength of their communities.
Find your local Aboriginal Medical Service and workforce related drug and alcohol information at the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council.
Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS – NSW)
Sydney: (02) 9361 8000
Regional NSW: 1800 422 599
A 24 hour confidential, drug and alcohol information, advice and referral service.
Cannabis Information Support Line
Support line: 1800 30 40 50
Free helpline for cannabis users, their families and friends.
Family Drug Support
Support line: 1300 368 786
A national 24 hour telephone service support to families affected by drug and alcohol issues. Family Drug Support is staffed by volunteers who have firsthand experience of drug dependent family members.
Sydney: (02) 9382 6539
Regional NSW: 1800 647 848
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
A free telephone counselling service for women and their healthcare providers in NSW who need to know about the effects of medications, alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
NADA: Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies
Peak agency for non government drug and alcohol treatment agencies in NSW. All NADA member agencies are listed of on the website.