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1. Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA)

Australia, ACT Creator: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) Last reviewed: 28/01/2016

Review: Peak body representing the non-government and government alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector in the ACT. The organisation promotes health through the prevention and reduction of the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs. Excellent site for all public health and intervention professionals working in or near the ACT. Provides expertise and leadership in social policy, sector and workforce development, research, coordination, partnerships, communication, information and resources.

Tags: Associations, Campaigns, Comorbidity, News, Peak bodies, Policy, Professional development, Professionals, Research, Service directories, Training

2. Alcoholics Anonymous Canberra and Region

Australia, ACT Creator: Alcoholics Anonymous Canberra and Region Last reviewed: 01/07/2016

Review: Overview of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-step philosophy – its long established peer support and self-help models. Access to local meetings roster in the ACT area and other resources.

Tags: Addiction, Alcohol, Consumers, Peer support, Rehab, Resources, Self-help

3. Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)

Australia, ACT Creator: Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA) Last reviewed: 23/12/2015

Review: A peer-based organisation providing information, education, representation and advocacy to reduce harms associated with illicit and injecting drug use. The organisation has regular peer education meetings for consumers and access to safe injecting technique workshops. Assessment and referral to other government, community and treatment services is available. The organisation provides a safe, non-judgemental environment and regular social activities. There is a newsletter and the organisation participates in a weekly community radio program providing people who use drugs with a voice to advocate for access to safe equipment and to reduce stigma.

Tags: Consumers, Education, Harm reduction, Indigenous, Infectious diseases, Information, Peer support, People who use drugs, Pharmacotherapy, Referrals, Safe injecting

4. Comorbidity Project - CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn

Australia, ACT Creator: CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn Last reviewed: 21/11/2016

Review: Capacity-building initiative to develop professional strengths and advocacy for services for consumers with comorbidity issues. Aims to improve client services, staff skills and frameworks for assessment, protocols and referral pathways. Strong support to improve prevention strategies to reduce self-harm and mental health risks.

Tags: Advocacy, Assessment, Comorbidity, Counselling, Mental health, Prevention, Professional development, Referrals

5. Drugs and alcohol - Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Australia, ACT Creator: Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation Last reviewed: 25/01/2016

Review: Supports young Indigenous people aged 12–25 years with a comprehensive range of services including case management, rehabilitation, court support and education incorporating mental health and comorbidity challenges. Additional support available for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Tags: Comorbidity, Detox, Education, Homeless, Indigenous, Information, Mental health, Outreach, Rehab, Youth

6. Find a health service - Department of Health

Australia, ACT Creator: ACT Government Last reviewed: 26/06/2014

Review: A directory of health services available in the ACT. The list includes alcohol, other drug and mental health services.

Tags: Service directories

7. Karralika

Australia, ACT Creator: Karralika Last reviewed: 29/06/2016

Review: Provides a range of therapeutic, alternative, residential, halfway, supportive and outreach services for people who use alcohol and other drugs. Support also available for the families and carers of people who use drugs. Diversion programs provided for drivers with a drink driving offence. Located in the ACT. Self-referral possible.

Tags: Addiction, Drivers, Education, Families, Men, Outreach, People who use drugs, Rehab, Residential treatment

8. Mental Health Community Coalition ACT

Australia, ACT Creator: Mental Health Community Coalition ACT Last reviewed: 27/09/2015

Review: A peak body working inclusively with the not-for-profit community mental health sector in the ACT. Supports training, policy and workforce development, strategic planning, advocacy, research sharing and networking for mental health educators and professionals.

Tags: Associations, Events, Mental health, Multicultural, News, Peak bodies, Policy, Professional development, Professionals, Research, Strategy

9. Mental Health Foundation ACT

Australia, ACT Creator: Mental Health Foundation ACT Last reviewed: 05/07/2016

Review: A peak mental health body providing an integrated model for services and programs for people living with a mental illness and their carers. Access to library, services directory, counselling resources, and NDIS services.

Tags: Carers, Comorbidity, Information, Libraries, Mental health, Peak bodies, Peer support, Service directories

10. Opiate Project - Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Australia, ACT Creator: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service Last reviewed: 22/08/2016

Review: Provides medical and specialised clinical care for opiate, amphetamine and benzodiazepine users within the Aboriginal community. Access to health promotion activities, research outcomes and "no more boondah" (smoking) groups. Note: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of their services.

Tags: Alcohol, Amphetamines, Assessment, Benzodiazepines, Harm reduction, Health promotion, Heroin, Indigenous, Infectious diseases, Medical, Rehab, Safe injecting