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ADF - Australian Drug Foundation

Search directory


About the search directory

 

How many websites and apps are in our directory?

The information on ADIN is regularly reviewed and updated by health professionals in the field. There are approximately 1900 websites and apps in our directory.

Who reviews the websites and apps?

Professionals with at least 3 years of experience in the alcohol and other drugs field within the past 5 years, and who have completed ADIN resource review training within the past 2 years.

Website reviews: what do the stars mean? 5 red stars

  • 5 stars: Australian alcohol and other drug or mental health organisation website.
  • 4 stars: Australian government website.
  • 3 stars: Other Australian organisation website.
  • 2 stars: Non-Australian alcohol and other drug or mental health organisation or government website.
  • 1 star: Website developed by individuals or private companies.
  • 0 stars: Website content is a potential risk.

The star ratings are an assessment of the purpose, content, authorship, credibility and design of the websites. They are not an assessment of quality of services provided by the websites.

App reviews: what do the stars mean? 5 red stars

• 5 stars: Very good app; meets all 4 Standards; has only minor or no limitations.
• 4 stars: Good app; meets 3 or 4 Standards, including the Content, Design, Purpose Standards.
• 3 stars: Okay app; meets 2 or 3 Standards, including the Content and Design Standards.
• 2 stars: Not so good app; meets 2 Standards.
• 1 star: Poor app; meets 1 Standard.
• 0 stars: Terrible app; meets no Standards.

Apps are reviewed against 4 Standards:

  1. Purpose
  2. Authorship & Credibility
  3. Content
  4. Design.

Why isn’t your website or app in ADIN? 

Either it doesn't meet our criteria, or we don’t know about it. Please tell us about your website or app if you think we may not know about it.

Your website or app is on ADIN but…

Is the information about it wrong? If yes, please tell us about it.

It doesn't have many stars? Please check what the stars mean, and contact us if you think we have given it the wrong number of stars.

Which websites and apps are in our directory?

Our directory includes alcohol, other drug and some mental health websites, including treatment services. Also included are related health promotionresearch, harm minimisation, prevention, prohibition, campaigns, education, self-help and news websites from Australia and overseas. Apps included in ADIN are also related to these topics.

Visit the All tags page to discover the whole range of topics included in our directory.

Every website and app in our directory has been through a formal quality review process to give you the best search results. Read our Quality Assurance Framework [PDF: 349KB]* to find out more.

*To view this document, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer. Alternatively, contact us to receive the document by fax or post.

Which websites and apps aren’t in our directory?

Websites and apps that meet one or more of the following criteria are not approved for inclusion in the ADIN search directory:

  • Unclear purpose or target audience, or purpose or target audience irrelevant to ADIN’s target
  • Contains obscenity, incitement to riot or violence or material causing offence
  • Promotes the use, manufacture or supply of alcohol and other drugs (excluding evidence-based advice that aims to reduce the risk to people who use drugs)
  • Promotes other illegal activity
  • Contains obvious technical problems.

Every website and app in our directory has been through a formal quality review process to give you the best search results. Read our Quality Assurance Framework [PDF: 349KB]* to find out more.

*To view this document, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer. Alternatively, contact us to receive the document by fax or post.

Can you advertise on our website?

No, we do not accept advertising.