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1. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - Edith Cowan University

Australia, National services Creator: Edith Cowan University Last reviewed: 23/09/2015

Review: Premier resource providing a forum for national information exchange to improve the social and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The site advocates health promotion and harm reduction services and campaigns, including an excellent alcohol and other drugs initiative, a tobacco prevention program for pregnant mothers, access to mental health and substance abuse research and access to policies and strategies under 'Protective & risk factors'. A good site for professionals whether they are providing exclusively indigenous services or supporting indigenous patients or clients as part of a mainstream health service.

Tags: Harm reduction, Health promotion, Indigenous, Mental health, Policy, Pregnancy, Professionals, Research, Rural and remote, Strategy, Tobacco

2. Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service (AADS)

Australia, WA Creator: Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service Last reviewed: 07/01/2016

Review: Provides strong leadership in the treatment and prevention of alcohol and other drug misuse in Aboriginal people, through culturally appropriate services and the National Indigenous Drug Strategy. Services are provided to youth, families, offenders, schools and communities.

Tags: Abuse & violence, Alternative treatments, Counselling, Diversion, Families, Indigenous, Offenders, Outreach, Prevention, Rehab, Rural and remote, Youth

3. Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA (ADAC)

Australia, SA Creator: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council SA (ADAC) Last reviewed: 26/09/2015

Review: Peak body representing Aboriginal community organisations across South Australia. Provides responses to a range of state and national committees and strategies, health promotion materials and research. Provides access to past and current project outlines, a newsletter, events and resources.  

Tags: Diversion, Education, Indigenous, Information, News, Prevention, Research, Resources, Rural and remote, Strategy

4. Aboriginal Sobriety Group

Australia, SA Creator: Aboriginal Sobriety Group Last reviewed: 29/01/2016

Review: A community-based organisation that provides crisis intervention, assessment, stabilisation and rehabilitation for Aboriginal people with alcohol and other drug problems. Provides residential non - medical rehabilitation centre for men, mobile assistance patrols and individual and culturally appropriate interventions for men and women.

Tags: Assessment, Counselling, Indigenous, Outreach, Prohibition, Rehab, Residential treatment, Rural and remote

5. Alcohol & Drug Services - Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Corporation for Health Services

Australia, QLD Creator: Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Corporation for Health Services Last reviewed: 23/09/2014

Review: A holistic primary health care service providing a range of services, including a program for young people (12–17 years) who are misusing volatile and other substances within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Tags: Communities, Detox, Harm minimisation, Indigenous, Inhalants, Outreach, Rehab, Rural and remote, Youth

6. Alcohol - Government of South Australia - SA Health

Australia, SA Creator: Government of South Australia — SA Health Last reviewed: 20/05/2016

Review: Information, links and services for South Australian government services supporting early intervention and other treatments for alcohol-related issues. Also includes links to prevention resources for parents, youth, pregnant women and specialist indigenous services. Use the search tool to narrow information to your interests. Note: This is a review and star rating of the provider’s website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of the services that are promoted.

Tags: Alcohol, Early intervention, Families, Government, Indigenous, Information, Pregnancy, Prevention, Referrals, Service directories, Women, Youth

7. Alcohol and Drug treatment services - Latrobe Community Health Service

Australia, VIC Creator: Latrobe Community Health Service Last reviewed: 03/02/2016

Review: Provides a range of prevention, intervention, assessment and referral services including alcohol & other drugs counselling, referrals to inpatient drug withdrawal, long-term residential programs and other La Trobe Community Health Services Alcohol and Drug programs, forensic services including drug diversion and court referral; family and significant other advice and support service, quit smoking education and advice and a needle exchange program. Specialist services for Indigenous patients or those with co-morbidity issues are available. Essential to use the search tool. Use preferred location and telephone for a referral if search does not initially bring up services related to your area of concern.

Tags: Cannabis, Comorbidity, Consumers, Counselling, Detox, Disabilities, Diversion, Education, Families, Indigenous, Outreach, Pharmacotherapy, Residential treatment, Safe injecting, Tobacco, Youth

8. Alcohol and other Drg Counselling - Bega Garnbirringu Health Service

Australia, WA Creator: Bega Garnbirringu Health Service Last reviewed: 08/03/2016

Review: Provides culturally secure and appropriate counselling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait adults and young people with alcohol and drug issues. Offers assessment and a range of services including a sobering up centre, home detox, homeless and fringe dweller project, counselling, referral, education, outreach and prison program based in Bega.

Tags: Counselling, Detox, Diversion, Education, Harm reduction, Homeless, Indigenous, Outreach, Referrals, Rehab, Rural and remote, Youth

9. Alcohol and other drug services - Womens Health and Family Services

Australia, WA Creator: Womens Health and Family Services Last reviewed: 18/12/2015

Review: Offers a variety of alcohol and other drug services to support women, their children and families. Programs incorporate assessment, counselling, group work and diversion referrals with specific care to Aboriginal, migrant and refugees. Access to programs targeting pregnant and or parenting women and their families with additional services for children affected by their parents’ addiction.

Tags: Assessment, Children, Counselling, Diversion, Families, Health promotion, Indigenous, Multicultural, Parents, Pregnancy, Referrals, Women

10. Alcohol and other drugs - Office of Youth Affairs - Northern Territory Government

Australia, NT Creator: Northern Territory Government Last reviewed: 17/12/2015

Review: Provides a whole-of-government approach to policy priorities for young people aged 12 to 24 years and develops effective communication links between young people, government and the wider community. It supports initiatives that improve young Territorians' personal wellbeing, promotes their positive achievements and helps them reach their goals through events and activities that provide positive recreational and developmental opportunities. Outlines key policy framework for 2014 to 2017 and key alcohol and other drug services in the Northern Territory.

Tags: Government, Health promotion, Indigenous, Policy, Rural and remote, Service directories, Strategy, Youth