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Establishing the partnership

Toolkit – Community partnerships > Establishing the partnership

Establishing the partnership It is important that your partners have a shared understanding of, and commitment to, community-led action. They may not have experience or understanding of alcohol and other drug issues but they can…

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…

Home based withdrawal

Withdrawal > Home based withdrawal

Home‐based withdrawal There are a number of options for withdrawal. This page focuses on home-based withdrawal, which involves the person going through withdrawal while living in their own home or some other safe place as opposed…


Module 4: Liquor licensing applications > Submissions

Making your submission Even if you decided to participate in the CIS, you should also make an independent submission on the licence application to the ILGA. Everyone has the right to make an independent submission,…

CDAT news

Information & inspiration > CDAT news

CDAT news CDAT regional forums 2018 Across New South Wales, CDATs are getting together to share ideas, experiences, and projects with their peers. North-West regional forum

Why people take drugs

Know the facts > Why people take drugs

Why do people take drugs?

Module 3 Brimbank project

Young people and AOD > Module 3 Brimbank project

Working with migrant and multicultural communities The Brimbank Young Men’s Project (BYMP) is a youth-led program run by the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY). The program works with young African men aged between 16-25 years…

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…

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…

Making a comment

Module 3: Development applications > Making a comment

Making a comment

Disturbance complaints

Module 6: More strategies > Disturbance complaints

Making a disturbance complaint Residents and businesses surrounding a liquor outlet – including one-off events such as concerts – can lodge a complaint about related noise and/or the conduct of patrons. Ideally, licensed venues and…

Types of drugs

Know the facts > Types of drugs

Types of drugs


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…


Educating employees > Online

Online learning ADF Aware is our online education tool, which you can use to you start the conversation about alcohol and other drugs in your workplace, including about your policy on this topic if you…

How drugs work

Know the facts > How drugs work

How do drugs work?


Resources > Publications

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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…

Module 3: Development applications

Toolkit – availability of alcohol > Module 3: Development applications

Module 3: Development applications Overview The first step for a premises that wants to sell alcohol is to put in a development application (DA) to the local council. The council then has 30 days to…


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 drug related issues.…

The law

Alcohol and drug use > The law

What are the laws about drugs? Legal drugs Some drugs, such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and various prescribed and over-the-counter medications, are legal but may be subject to restrictions based on age, location of use,…

Strong girls

Case studies > Strong girls

‘Strong girls’ Shared by SCDO Amanda Kelly The Griffith CDAT, utilising funding from 2016/2017 grant round, ran a project called ‘Strong Girls’.

Breath testing, BAC, & best practice

Best practice & resources > Breath testing, BAC, & best practice

Breath testing, BAC, & best practice If you’re looking to start a conversation about blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or drink driving at an event, using a breathalyser as a prop can be a tempting option.…

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…

Preventing ‘Ice’ use

Preventing ‘Ice’ use

Can we prevent the use of Crystal Methamphetamine or ‘Ice’? Crystal methamphetamine (or ‘Ice’) generates a lot of media attention. This is because it can lead to people having psychotic episodes, behaving in bizarre and…

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…

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…



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