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1. —Alcohol, drugs and medicine during pregnancy - healthdirect Australia

Australia, National services Creator: healthdirect Australia - Australian Government Last reviewed: 21/06/2017

Review: 24 hour helpline and providing online information and counselling services for pregnant women and their partners about pregnancy, childbirth and infancy. Excellent general advice provided about the use of alcohol and other drugs, including over-the-counter and herbal medication use, for expectant women. Factual information about the risks of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. A news section featuring information about current government funding and services which affect the healthcare of families is available. Overall, an good go-to site for consumers.

Tags: Alcohol, Children, Counselling, Harm reduction, Helpline, Pharmaceuticals, Pregnancy, Prevention, Women

2. Addiction Services - The Salvation Army

Australia, National services Creator: The Salvation Army Last reviewed: 26/01/2016

Review: Overview of an extensive range of abstinence-based recovery, withdrawal management, long-term residential treatment and non-residential community based support programs offered nationally. Make an online enquiry or referral. Search for a service capacity.

Tags: Addiction, Alcohol, Communities, Comorbidity, Detox, Homeless, Information, Rehab, Residential treatment, Withdrawal

3. Al-Anon Family Groups

Australia, National services Creator: Al-Anon Family Groups Australia Last reviewed: 08/03/2016

Review: Established under the 12-step model to support families and friends of individuals with drinking problems with targeted information, meetings and support for young people, spouses and professionals. Access to podcasts providing valuable information and guidance on issues relevant to families and professional development resources for those working with the individual and their family.

Tags: Addiction, Alcohol, Communities, Families, Information, Parents, Peer support, Professional development, Professionals, Rehab, Resources, Self-help, Youth

4. Alcohol and other drugs - The Salvation Army

Australia, National services Creator: The Salvation Army Last reviewed: 18/07/2017

Review: Use the search tool to find alcohol and other drug or addiction services in your local area. Excellent information and The Salvation Army has embraced a Community Integration Model (CIM) providing links to services, information directories and other resources that are developed by other organisations.

Tags: Addiction, Consumers, Counselling, Information, Rehab, Residential treatment, Resources, Safe injecting, Service directories, Youth

5. Alcohol, drugs & other dependencies - Mission Australia

Australia, National services Creator: Mission Australia Last reviewed: 14/05/2017

Review: National portal and service directories for addiction, dependence, mental health and comorbidity services throughout Australia. Use the search tool to identify services or contacts in your preferred region or area. Services include assessment, referrals, counselling, detox, withdrawal and information. Additional support is available for young people and those who are at-risk of homelessness. The site has an interesting news and blog section which is updated regularly with topics of current concern or issue.

Tags: Addiction, Assessment, Comorbidity, Counselling, Detox, Homeless, Mental health, News, Referrals, Service directories, Withdrawal, Youth

6. Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

Australia, National services Creator: Alcoholics Anonymous Australia Last reviewed: 05/06/2016

Review: Offers an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous' philosophy and services for new members, health professionals and media. National directory of meetings. Links to state-based telephone support. Encourages self-help through peer support.

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

7. At Ease - Department of Veterans' Affairs - Australian Government

Australia, National services Creator: Australian Government Last reviewed: 22/02/2016

Review: A resource centre for veterans, families/carers and health professional providing self-help and professional tools to deal with addiction and mental health issues. Access to videos, personal stories and information sheets exploring a wide range of common issues and in particular comorbidity.

Tags: Comorbidity, Counselling, Families, Information, Mental health, Parents, Professional development, Professionals, Resources, Self-help, Workplaces

8. Aussie Optimism - Curtin University - Health Sciences

Australia, National services Creator: Curtin University - Health Sciences Last reviewed: 03/04/2017

Review: Universal evidence-based mental health promotion program designed to create resilience, the building of competencies and the encouragement of positive self-perception in primary and middle-school aged children. Training is available for teachers and other professionals working with youth aged 6-14. There is a cost involved in accessing the curriculum materials and professional development. The evidence-based resources have been assessed against current Australian Curriculum criteria.

Tags: Children, Health promotion, Mental health, Prevention, Students, Teachers, Training

9. Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA)

Australia, National services Creator: Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Last reviewed: 24/07/2016

Review: The peak body resourcing therapeutic communities throughout Australia through its membership base. Provides access to a network of therapeutic communities to assist with practices and establishes standards through newsletters, journal and annual conference.

Tags: Associations, Comorbidity, Counselling, Events, Information, Outreach, Professionals, Rehab, Residential treatment

10. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Australia, National services Creator: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Last reviewed: 01/04/2016

Review: Accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice, particularly as it pertains to services provided in rural and remote areas. The Association provides both face-to-face and online training and professional development, access to policy materials and e-news. Advocacy is provided for members working in rural and remote areas. Peer support is available for junior doctors through an established mentoring initiative. 

Tags: Medical, News, Online, Policy, Professional development, Professionals, Rural and remote, Training