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What works?

Why primary prevention? > What works?

What works?

The Other Talk

Talking about alcohol and drugs > The Other Talk

The Other Talk

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…

Publications

Resources > Publications

Publications Reports Infographics Booklets Reports

Schools

Teenagers > Schools

Schools If the messages a young person is receiving about alcohol and other drugs from their school, family and community are the same, the more likely they are to believe them and follow rules. Starting…

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…

Talking about alcohol and drugs

Teenagers > Talking about alcohol and drugs

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Advocacy

About ADF > Advocacy

Advocacy We champion the evidence-based policy and funding shifts we believe will reduce the long term harms of drugs and alcohol.

Identifying drug use

Teenagers > Identifying drug use

Identifying drug use Adolescence can be a tough time for parents. Your child is changing a lot and you may not feel as close to them as you used to. You might be worried that…

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…

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…

Teenagers

Alcohol and drug use > Teenagers

Teenagers Many parents are concerned about alcohol as well as other drugs as their children grow up, and for good reason. Young people are at greater risk of alcohol-related harm than adults. Relatively recent research…

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…

Why talk about alcohol and other drugs?

The Other Talk > Why talk about alcohol and other drugs?

Why talk about alcohol and other drugs?

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…

Miram Deshayes

Star profiles > Miram Deshayes

Miram Deshayes Miriam joined Youth Solutions as a Health Promotion Officer in 2016. In this position she plays an active role in developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion projects focussing on preventing harm from alcohol…

Muranda Goodsell

Star profiles > Muranda Goodsell

Muranda Goodsell It is not hard for CDAT Kyogle youth worker Muranda Goodsell to relate to the young people she sees every week. Many come from broken homes where their parents misuse drugs and alcohol.…

2018 CDAT Conference Q&A

2018 CDAT Conference > 2018 CDAT Conference Q&A

2018 CDAT Conference Q&A

Mavis Symonds

Star profiles > Mavis Symonds

Mavis Symonds Mavis has been working in her local area as a community worker and as part of the Kempsey / Macleay Valley CDAT . Recently retired from full-time work, she’s remained committed to active membership…

Why primary prevention?

Community Drug Action Teams NSW > Why primary prevention?

Starting early – a focus on primary prevention

Supporting youth music in Byron Bay

Case studies > Supporting youth music in Byron Bay

Supporting youth music in Byron Bay

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…

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…

evaluation-surveys

toolkit-evaluation > evaluation-surveys

Writing surveys Surveys may be one of the first things we consider when we think about evaluation, but they aren’t always as easy to design as they might seem. Below are some examples of the things…

Community Drug Action Teams NSW

Programs > Community Drug Action Teams NSW

Community Drug Action Teams – NSW These teams (also known as CDATs) are made up of passionate and dedicated volunteers who love their local area and want the best for their community. Since 1999, CDATs…

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…

How to run a forum – Step 2

Breaking the ice – How to run a forum > How to run a forum – Step 2

How to run a forum – Step 2 Seek local support For your event to be successful and community-driven, it is important to involve local stakeholders and seek their support. These organisations and people can also…

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…

Recruiting members 2

Toolkit – Volunteers > Recruiting members 2

Recruiting members to your CDAT: Reach strategies Identifying broadly who you’re looking to recruit will help you decide what channels will be most successful for reaching that target group.

How to run a forum – Step 7

Breaking the ice – How to run a forum > How to run a forum – Step 7

How to run a forum – Step 7 Utilise the media Contact your local radio station(s)/print media to advise them of the event and check whether they are interested in doing a story in the lead-up…

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…

Drug Education in Schools

Drug Education in Schools

Drug Education in Schools

Urban kids

Case studies > Urban kids

Urban kids strut their stuff Three of the ‘surplus grants’ that were allocated last year in Sydney resulted in groups of young people developing and producing videos that showcased their creativity or gave expression to…

Want to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs? There’s an app for that.

Best practice & resources > Want to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs? There’s an app for that.

Want to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs? There’s an app for that. There are lots of apps out there, and not all were created equal! Thankfully the team at the ADF has…

Prevention

About ADF > Prevention

Primary Prevention

Conversation

The Other Talk > Conversation

Starting the conversation

Edinburgh method

Edinburgh method

Intervention in early childhood – the Edinburgh method Negative or harmful experiences during early childhood can have lasting effects on our physical and mental health.

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…

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…

Engaging stakeholders

Module 2: Being proactive > Engaging stakeholders

Stakeholders Your local council One of the roles of your local government is to improve the health and well-being of the community, which includes preventing harm from alcohol and other drugs. Planning for the ‘built…

Kiri Hata

Star profiles > Kiri Hata

Star profile: Kiri Hata Kiri was nominated by a peer who wanted to share how, in addition to working directly with migrant families in her community, she is also a dedicated and integral member of…

John Tucker

Star profiles > John Tucker

Star Profile: John Tucker It may be small, but Tamworth’s CDAT ­­is having a big impact because of people like John Tucker (pictured). John and the other CDAT members are prioritising alcohol and other drug…

Long-term survey points to significance of childhood risk factors

Long-term survey points to significance of childhood risk factors

Long-term survey points to significance of childhood risk factors New research from New Zealand highlights the potential for primary prevention strategies to minimise ‘harm’ by targeting ‘high-cost’ groups from a very young age. As we…

Our purpose, mission & focus

About ADF > Our purpose, mission & focus

Our Purpose To prevent 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 to alcohol.…

CLIMATE Schools

CLIMATE Schools

CLIMATE Schools

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 drug related issues.…

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