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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: 20/04/2018

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. Good search tool to find a service. NOTE: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the qualiy of the services.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

Australia, National services Creator: Alcoholics Anonymous Australia Last reviewed: 30/07/2018

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

6. Arbias

Australia, National services Creator: Arbias Last reviewed: 02/08/2017

Review: Provides comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment services and resources for alcohol and other drug-related brain injury and associated complex needs. There is an excellent PDF handbook addressing alcohol and other drug induced brain injury including sections on assessment and intervention options. Services in Victoria and NSW provide support for people who are at risk of being homeless. The site also details the organisation's options for training, professional development, education, research and news. 

Tags: Alcohol, Assessment, Comorbidity, Education, Events, Homeless, Information, News, Training

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

Australia, National services Creator: Australian Government Last reviewed: 27/04/2018

Review: A resource centre with information about accessing support for veterans, families/carers and health professional providing self-help and professional tools to deal with addiction, comorbidity 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, Professionals, Resources, Self-help, Workplaces

8. Aussie Optimism - Curtin University - Health Sciences

Australia, National services Creator: Curtin University - Health Sciences Last reviewed: 06/08/2018

Review: Website supporting Curtin's 'Aussie Optimist' mental health promotion program for children in primary and lower secondary schools.  Aussie Optimism is based on Seligman’s theories of learned helplessness, and more generally on Positive Psychology.  Training is available for teachers and other professionals working with young people aged 6-14. There is a cost involved in accessing the curriculum materials and professional development.  Resources have been assessed against current Australian Curriculum criteria. The site's layout is clear, and provides consistent information about Aussie Optimism in plan English. 

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: 29/08/2018

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: 01/06/2018

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 in rural and remote areas. Provides training and professional development, access to policy materials and e-news. Advocacy for members working in rural and remote areas. Of interest to anyone interested in preventative health or addiction medicine.

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