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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 Family Support Services

Australia, SA Creator: Aboriginal Family Support Services Last reviewed: 27/06/2016

Review: Liaison service for families and Aboriginal children in state care or in consideration of state care. In addition, accommodation support services provided for Aboriginal young people aged 15–24. Referral to specialist support for physical, mental or social health issues. Training, professional development and events for carers provided. Emphasis on supporting youth and children to avoid homelessness, to reduce risk factors, and to increase protective factors.

Tags: Carers, Children, Events, Families, Homeless, Indigenous, Prevention, Professional development, Service directories, Youth

5. Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales

Australia, NSW Creator: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales Last reviewed: 22/06/2017

Review: Peak representative body and voice advocating and championing for quality Indigenous health in NSW. The network ensures Aboriginal people lead the agenda for better policies, programs, ethics, services and practices. Resources, including kits to help with tobacco cessation or healthy living, are available free and online to help local services deliver culturally sensitive care. 

Tags: Advocacy, Associations, Campaigns, Harm reduction, Indigenous, Infectious diseases, Peak bodies, Professional development, Referrals, Research, Resources, Rural and remote, Tobacco

6. 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

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

Australia, QLD Creator: Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Corporation for Health Services Last reviewed: 14/06/2016

Review: A holistic primary health care service coordinated by the local indigenous community to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the rural and remote area of northern Queensland. A broad range of services are provided including a program for young people (12–17 years) who are misusing volatile and other substances, a temporary residential detox facility, assessment and rehab programs, a court-ordered diversion initiative, outreach, counselling, mental health interventions and general primary health care services. 

Tags: Communities, Detox, Diversion, Harm reduction, Indigenous, Inhalants, Outreach, Rehab, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Youth

8. 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

9. Alcohol and Other Drug Service - IPC Health

Australia, VIC Creator: IPC Health Last reviewed: 11/01/2017

Review: Primary health care services for people living in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Provides community based treatment services to individuals over 16yrs of age. Treatment includes brief family interventions and longer tern therapeutic programs. Evidence-based, targeted programs tackling comorbidity and tailored to Indigenous and people from multicultural backgrounds. Specialist services for women, men and children.

Tags: Children, Counselling, Early intervention, Families, Harm reduction, Indigenous, Medical, Multicultural, Prevention, Rehab

10. Alcohol and drugs program—Integrated Wellbeing Centre

Australia, QLD Creator: Integrated Wellbeing Centre Last reviewed: 26/07/2016

Review: A holistic community program improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families through targeted prevention and early intervention programs and initiatives to address alcohol and other drug issues. Provides advocacy, information, education, case management and referral plus organising AOD free events. Located in the Bundaberg area.

Tags: Addiction, Communities, Counselling, Early intervention, Events, Families, Health promotion, Indigenous, Prevention, Referrals, Youth