Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
Arbias Ltd provides specialist services in alcohol and other substance related brain impairment. We are staffed by over 50 employees in the areas of neuropsychology, psychology, social work, community development and case management.
Arbias Ltd services include:
International services: Information, training and consultation.
National services: Information, training and consultation.
Victorian services: Neuropsychological assessment, case management, housing, lifestyle support, information and workforce training and development.
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The Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) is an independent, non-profit organisation working to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug related problems in the Australian community. Provides information fact sheets, parent and teacher information, news and events, library and research.
The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and Internationally. Recommended for both local and international communities, including Universities and researchers; Health professionals and Health Care facilities; Parents and school students; People living in rural and remote communities; People from diverse cultural backgrounds; Indigenous Australians; and People with concerns about their own alcohol or drug use.
Caustions with cannabis website provides information and activities about a broad range of issues relating to cannabis.
CAAN works to reduce cultural pressures that encourage Australians to drink unsafely. They include the alcohol industries' marketing strategies, popular culture's celebration of binge drinking, and social expectations that lead to complacency regarding alcohol problems.
CAAN aims to reduce harm by:
• Raising awareness of alcohol as an issue of public health and safety
• Tackling social and environmental cues that encourage an unsafe drinking culture
• Mobilising the community to take action against aggressive marketing, promotion, products and supply.
The NCPIC mission is to reduce the use of cannabis in Australia by preventing uptake and providing the community with evidence-based information and interventions. It aims to achieve this by offering services to a range of target audiences. These include:
- a website providing cannabis information to the community, users, their families and the various workforces involved in the delivery of cannabis related interventions
- a free Cannabis Information and Helpline - If you need to speak to someone about a cannabis-related issue you can call the Cannabis Information and Helpline on 1800 30 40 50. The Helpline is available from 11am – 7pm Monday to Friday (including public holidays). After hours all calls will be directed to a message service as well as to Lifeline 13 11 14 as an alternative contact.
- regular e-Zines and a Bulletin Series on the latest cannabis research by NCPIC and its consortium partners, as well as latest findings internationally. The Australian Institute of Criminology also provides a Bulletin Series and a Research into Practice Brief series for the Centre
- national free training on the delivery of motivational and brief interventions for cannabis-related problems among adolescents and adults
- a variety of projects to inform service delivery such as findings of studies on barriers and facilitators to cannabis treatment seeking and the development of exploration of new models of delivering interventions via telephone, web and post
- the development of course materials for cannabis and mental health assessment and intervention at Certificate 4 level, available as course units and on-line
- community activities to increase awareness of the harms associated with cannabis use such as school poster competitions, short film competitions, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music competition, road safety messages, and partnerships with key organisations
- a dedicated section of the website for those who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, featuring links to our artwork and community-building project ‘Cannabis: It’s not our culture’, up-to-date cannabis-related research regarding Indigenous Australians, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Competition and links to other relevant resources
NPS provides useful tools and information about medicines, conditions and medical tests to help Australians make better health choices.
We help individuals make better decisions about their health and medicines, and we keep health professionals up to date with the latest evidence-based information.
Alcoholinfo is the official NSW Government website on alcohol issues. It outlines Government policies on alcohol including the responsible supply and consumption of alcohol, alcohol advertising and the role of parents, families, industry and the broader community in reducing alcohol abuse.
Druginfo is the official NSW Government website on drug issues. It outlines Government policies on drugs including factsheets on illicit drugs, information on legal issues, plus information on the role of parents, families, and the broader community in reducing drug abuse.
The Cancer Council NSW has developed a new strategy to reduce smoking related harm among the most disadvantaged groups in NSW.
The Cancer Council's 5-year Tackling Tobacco Program (formerly the Tobacco Control and Social Equity Strategy) addresses tobacco as a social justice issue. The program will see the organisation working in partnership with social service agencies to reduce the prevalence of smoking among disadvantaged groups.
Last Updated: November 2012
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