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Midnight Basketball Australia

Case studies > Midnight Basketball Australia

Midnight Basketball Australia

Media

About ADF > Media

Media The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s media team is readily available to help journalists with their media enquiries, with a range of spokespeople available to share their expertise on different alcohol and other drug related…

Influencers

Teenagers > Influencers

Influencers As your child grows up, it’s easy to think that they listen more to their friends and celebrities than you. However, the reality is that you started to influence your child from day one…

There’s a role for all of us in preventing FASD

Best practice & resources > There’s a role for all of us in preventing FASD

There’s a role for all of us in preventing FASD When thinking about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), it’s easy to focus on encouraging pregnant women not to drink. The reality is that FASD will…

Why volunteer

Toolkit – Volunteers > Why volunteer

Understanding volunteering Giving Australia 2016 found that both the number of people volunteering, and the hours that they commit to volunteering, are increasing.¹ The most likely to volunteer are women and people over 35, with…

Our people

About ADF > Our people

Our Executive Team  

2018 CDAT Conference Q&A

2018 CDAT Conference > 2018 CDAT Conference Q&A

2018 CDAT Conference Q&A

Publications

Resources > Publications

Publications Reports Infographics Booklets Reports

Our purpose, mission and focus

About ADF > Our purpose, mission and focus

Our Purpose To prevent and minimise the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs in Australia. Each year in Australia: 5,500 people die from alcohol related injuries, illness and accidents. 157,000 people are hospitalised due…

What works?

Why primary prevention? > What works?

What works?

2017 National AOD Awards

Programs > 2017 National AOD Awards

2017 Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards

Connecting Diversity

Programs > Connecting Diversity

Connecting Diversity The Connecting Diversity project, funded by VicHealth, will focus on strengthening primary prevention around alcohol and its related harms within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. About Connecting Diversity Starting in 2017, the…

2017 National AOD Award Winners

2017 National AOD Awards > 2017 National AOD Award Winners

2017 Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence and Innovation Award Winners

Using volunteers to make your initiative a success

Best practice & resources > Using volunteers to make your initiative a success

Using volunteers to make your initiative a success Using volunteers to help with your initiatives can be cost-effective and a good way to involve other people from your community. Volunteers can do anything from helping…

Sporting clubs prove an ideal setting for prevention

Best practice & resources > Sporting clubs prove an ideal setting for prevention

Sporting clubs prove an ideal setting for prevention Research has shown that programs like Good Sports can reduce AOD harm in communities. Learn how sporting clubs have implemented this program to achieve significant results. Do…

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Lobbying for change through the media

Best practice & resources > Lobbying for change through the media

Lobbying for change through the media Advocacy has played a key role in tobacco law reform. Communities can play an important role in continuing to send governments a message on the need for more change…

Module 2 Mentoring

Young people and AOD > Module 2 Mentoring

Mentoring vulnerable young people Mentorship is appropriate for young people who have a high risk of involvement in illicit drug use.1 Mentoring programs aim to develop positive social relationships between young people and adults who…

Home

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Why primary prevention?

Community Drug Action Teams NSW > Why primary prevention?

Starting early – a focus on primary prevention

The evidence

Module 1: Why it matters > The evidence

The evidence The evidence provided on this page can help you argue the case that alcohol availability should be carefully regulated in your community. Kypros Kypri lays out the academic evidence in support of regulating…

Breaking the ice – Help and support

Breaking the ice > Breaking the ice – Help and support

Breaking the ice – Help and support Do you, or someone you know, need help or support with crystalline methamphetamine (ice) use? There are a number of support and information services across New South Wales that…

Early childhood

Alcohol and drug use > Early childhood

Early childhood When do children start to learn about alcohol? Children as young as four can tell the difference between wine and beer based on the shape of the bottle1 Children as young as five…

Let’s start saving lives

Let’s start saving lives

Let’s start saving lives We, the undersigned, support a trial of a Medically Supervised Injection Centre in Victoria. WE ARE SURE this will save lives – let’s remember: while there’s life, there’s hope. We call…

Further resources

Tools > Further resources

Further resources  ...

Popping Nation

Case studies > Popping Nation

Popping Nation Last year Marrickville Youth Resource Centre (MYRC) hosted ‘Popping Nation’ – a highly successful series of dance themed events. It provided a safe space (drug and alcohol free) for young people from the…

Advocacy

About ADF > Advocacy

Advocacy We influence change in policy and systems Supported by the latest evidence, we advocate for change in policy and practice within government, society and business. This includes reducing the misinformation and stigma about alcohol…

Resources

Resources

About Information Services The ADF’s Mission is to prevent and minimise the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs in Australia. Central to this is ensuring communities across the country have timely access to relevant,…

Tracy Suter

Star profiles > Tracy Suter

Star profile: Tracy Suter

Board Member & Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC)

Board Member & Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC)

Board Member & Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) Applications are being called for a vacancy on the ADF Board, this member will also assume the role of Chair of the Audit &…

Targeting workplaces in your community projects

Best practice & resources > Targeting workplaces in your community projects

Targeting workplaces in your community projects Issues relating to alcohol and drug use cost Australian workplaces an estimated $6 billion a year, mainly arising from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries in the workplace and death.1 Workplaces…

Uncle Martin Ballangarry

Star profiles > Uncle Martin Ballangarry

Star Profile: Uncle Martin Ballangarry Uncle Martin Ballangarry is a Gumbaynggirr Elder and Chair of the Bowraville CDAT, as well as Deputy Mayor of the Nambucca Council and Director of the Muurrbay Language Centre. Artist credit…

Careers

About ADF > Careers

Careers Established in 1959, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is a leader in preventive health in Australia with a long history of making significant contributions to state, national and international policy relating to alcohol and…

ANZAC

CDAT Action newsletter > ANZAC

How do we remember our ANZACs? Weaving my way through the current exhibition at the Australian War Memorial, “For Country for Nation”, I experienced the exhibition through the eyes of one of the Indigenous curators…

Inside + out

Tools > Inside + out

The Inside & Out Exercise Overview This is best run immediately after the ‘Strengths & Barriers Exercise’. Have captured the strengths and barriers affecting your community, the purpose of this activity is to understand how…

Good Sports

Programs > Good Sports

Good Sports We’re helping to make Australian sporting clubs safer and more family-friendly places to enjoy sport. We work with sporting clubs across the country, teaching club leaders and administrators how to structure their club…

CDAT conference wrap-up

Best practice & resources > CDAT conference wrap-up

The big conference wrap-up Across two days in November 2016, representatives from over 70 CDATs came together to share ideas and insights, celebrate achievements and set goals for the future. Highlights We’re stronger together: CDAT attendees were…

Local Drug Action Teams

Programs > Local Drug Action Teams

Local Drug Action Team Program The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program supports communities to work together to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug (AOD) harm.

Case studies

Information & inspiration > Case studies

Case studies The Alcohol and Drug Foundation is here to help community groups learn from each other. After all, the best community projects are often informed by past experience and proven strategies. We hope that…

Saying yes or no to a party

Safe partying > Saying yes or no to a party

Saying yes or no to a party Talk to the party host To help decide if you’ll let your child go, you can contact the host (parent) to get an idea of what kind of…

Safe partying tips for school leavers

Safe partying > Safe partying tips for school leavers

Safe partying tips for school leavers In the lead up to ‘schoolies’ or ‘leavers’ events, it’s a good idea to talk with your child about alcohol and drugs. You can discuss some of the tips…

Does your project need partners?

Toolkit – Community partnerships > Does your project need partners?

Does your project need partners? Can your project effectively and efficiently accomplish its goals? Before you begin to identify potential partnership opportunities within your community, it is essential that your project has a clear goals…

CDAT resources

Community Drug Action Teams NSW > CDAT resources

Resources There are heaps of communities out there just like yours coming up with great ideas that can inspire you. Learning from others will not only make things easier as you create your project, it…

Fairfield CDAT and VDAP

Case studies > Fairfield CDAT and VDAP

Fairfield CDAT teams up with VDAP The Vietnamese Drug & Alcohol Professionals (VDAP) network has been in existence for 19 years. Like the Fairfield CDAT which is one of the oldest in the state, VDAP…

Preventing alcohol and drug problems through schools

Best practice & resources > Preventing alcohol and drug problems through schools

Preventing alcohol and drug problems through schools Schools can play a key role in preventing alcohol and drug problems. Learn how parents and the wider communities can help them. Alcohol and drug (AOD) education in…

Statistics

A case for change > Statistics

Statistics Building a case for change with solid statistics is an important part of the planning process for your community initiative. The use of statistics will not only add to your program’s success, it will…

Tackling the root of alcohol and drug problems

Best practice & resources > Tackling the root of alcohol and drug problems

Tackling the root of alcohol and drug problems Running projects that focus on why people misuse alcohol and drugs, like dysfunctional family relationships, can be more effective than concentrating on the actual alcohol and drug…

Warlpiri youth development Aboriginal corporation (WYDAC)

Case studies > Warlpiri youth development Aboriginal corporation (WYDAC)

Warlpiri youth development Aboriginal corporation (WYDAC) Strong community involvement and high engagement lies beneath the success of one of Australia’s most successful programs combatting inhalant misuse in remote communities. Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) is…

Best practice & resources

CDAT resources > Best practice & resources

Best practice and resources Tackling alcohol and other drug problems in your community can be challenging. But the good news is there are tried and tested ideas and resources that can make it easier. The…

Who to get onside

A case for change > Who to get onside

Who to get on side The research tells us that one initiative on its own is unlikely to create change. However, a number of programs that complement each other have a good chance of actually…

Australian Drug Information Network

Resources > Australian Drug Information Network

Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) ADIN is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. It provides reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, with links to treatment services, research, statistics, guidelines, journals, policy,…

Worn Out Worn Art

Case studies > Worn Out Worn Art

Worn Out Worn Art

Hosting a teenage party

Safe partying > Hosting a teenage party

Hosting a teen party It’s possible to host a fun and memorable party for your child that their friends and their parents will be comfortable with. Use the safe party planner The planner is helpful…

Treatment

Supporting a loved one > Treatment

Treatment Deciding to seek treatment for alcohol and other drugs is a big step, and it can feel overwhelming for someone who already has a lot happening in their life. We take you through the…

The effects

Alcohol and drug use > The effects

How could drugs affect you? The effects of any drug vary from person to person. How a drug affects a person can depend on their size, weight and health, also whether the person is used…

Stop looking for that silver bullet

Best practice & resources > Stop looking for that silver bullet

Stop looking for that silver bullet

Charlie Coorey

Star profiles > Charlie Coorey

Charlie Coorey A born storyteller and performer, Charlie Coorey has learned a few tricks in a lifelong pursuit helping people overcoming alcohol and other drug dependency. Little did he know that a high school teacher’s…

Alison Jaworski

Star profiles > Alison Jaworski

Alison Jaworski Alison Jaworski is a project officer with the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC). DAMEC’s mission is to reduce harms related to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in culturally and linguistically diverse…

Josh Dooner

Star profiles > Josh Dooner

Josh Dooner Congratulations to Gumbaynggirr Youth CDAT committee member Josh Dooner, who has been shortlisted for the NADA Excellence in Health Promotion Award.

Alcohol advertising complaints

Module 6: More strategies > Alcohol advertising complaints

Complaints about alcohol advertising

About ADF

About ADF

About the ADF

Changing the drinking culture at major events

Best practice & resources > Changing the drinking culture at major events

Changing the drinking culture at major events Some big events, such as festivals, race days, sport competitions or large workplace parties, can become more about drinking than anything else. But you can shift the culture…

Indigenous resources

Programs > Indigenous resources

Indigenous resources In partnership with various state governments and stated-based Aboriginal community controlled health organisations, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation has developed a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educational and information resources. Healthy…

Toolkit – availability of alcohol

Community Drug Action Teams NSW > Toolkit – availability of alcohol

Tackling the availability of alcohol  

Midnight Basketball

Midnight Basketball

Midnight Basketball Midnight Basketball is a harm-prevention charity that works with community volunteers to organise basketball tournaments, giving kids the option of a fun alcohol and drug-free activity during high-risk periods. By providing local volunteers and…

Relapse

Supporting a loved one > Relapse

Relapse What is relapse? Recovering from a dependence on alcohol or another drug is a process that can take time.1 A relapse (or multiple relapses) is one part of the recovery process from alcohol and other…

Change the drinking culture

Change the drinking culture

Change the drinking culture in sporting clubs If you’re looking for a proven way to reduce the drinking culture in your community, Good Sports could be the answer for your Local Drug Action Team. Sporting…

Alcohol within our community

Indigenous resources > Alcohol within our community

A guide to alcohol within our community In Australia it’s illegal to supply alcohol to anyone under the age of 18. If you are caught selling, supplying or buying alcohol for someone under 18 you…

Alcohol and drug use

Alcohol and drug use

What is a drug? A drug is any substance that, when taken or administered into the body has a physiological effect. A psychoactive or psychotropic drug affects mental processes and can influence mood, behavior, cognition…

Thinking about distributing safer partying information?

Best practice & resources > Thinking about distributing safer partying information?

Thinking about distributing safer partying information? We’ve collected pamphlets, websites and apps full of shareable tips and tricks as well as the steps to make distributing them effective.  There is a range of people you…

Process overview

Leading community action: getting started > Process overview

Leading community action – an overview

Worn out worn art

Worn out worn art

Worn Out Worn Art Effective primary prevention strategies either reduce or eliminate risk factors, or develop and increase protective factors. Risk and protective factors can be different for children, young people and adults, so if you…

The Other Talk

Talking about alcohol and drugs > The Other Talk

The Other Talk

CLIMATE Schools

CLIMATE Schools

CLIMATE Schools

Prevention

About ADF > Prevention

Primary Prevention

Cigdem Watson

Star profiles > Cigdem Watson

Star profile: Cigdem Watson Growing up in Sydney opened Cigdem Watson’s eyes to the damage caused by alcohol and drug misuse. As chairperson of the Narrabri CDAT since 2009, Ms Watson and her committed team…

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