Nothing about us without us
‘All humans beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’ – Article 1, The Declaration of Human Rights,….
INFORMATION LINE 1300 85 85 84
‘All humans beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’ – Article 1, The Declaration of Human Rights,….
The relationship between mental health and substance use is complex. Flourishing mental health is no guarantee that a person will….
Fresh discussion about life-saving policies in Australia is shifting the terms of debate to a more compassionate, evidence-based approach..
Anxiety disorders are becoming ever more common in modern society, and the consequences while often difficult to manage for individual….
Avoiding drugs is the best way to make sure you create good memories. If you are going to take drugs….
For those looking to end methamphetamine dependence, the ‘gold standard’ is generally considered to be long-term residential treatment coupled with….
As we head toward the end of the year, Schoolies celebrations are in full swing and will continue into December.….
As we learn more about the impacts of methamphetamine use around the world and in Australia, researchers are looking for….
We take a look at the latest research from Western Australia, focusing on the juvenile justice system, and how early….
Neurotransmitters in our bodies affect our lives profoundly. Understanding how substance use impacts these neurotransmitters can help us prevent and….
Wernicke –Korsakoff’s syndrome is a form of serious brain injury resulting from a lack of thiamine that most commonly occurs….
31st August: International Overdose Awareness Day – Time to remember. Time to Act. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads a critical….
Originally manufactured in the early 1900s to help control bleeding, MDMA became more commonly used in the 1970s and early….
Developments in information technology are changing the way that we purchase almost all of our consumer goods from books and….
Homelessness in Australia has been steadily rising in recent years with reports showing that roughly 105,237, or 1 in 200….
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s digital library offers free access to over 1 million resources including reports, e-books, full text….
For this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her we can’ we’re sharing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women….
New research on the potential for psilocybin to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, drug dependencies, and to assist….
emerging research is beginning to change the perception of LSD from a drug that can negatively affect mental health and….
Ongoing research has some mental health practitioners, and depression sufferers, very excited about ketamine’s potential to address treatment-resistant depression; but….
On 28 April we all have an opportunity to highlight the impact that alcohol and other drugs (AOD) can have….
Evidence to support the existence of medically supervised injecting centres is overwhelming yet a lack of understanding of the purpose….
Performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) are substances taken by people who would like to change their physical appearance, enhance….
We take a closer look at what drug checking is, how it works and the need in Australia, and how….
Insight into the 2018 CDAT Conference to reduce alcohol and other drug harms in Australia..
The Knox LDAT has been reducing adolescent drinking and educating young people about alcohol with Smart Generation, an evidence-based alcohol….
There has been a lot of recent media attention on methadone, emphasising a range of factually incorrect messages..
Insight comparing variations in substance misuse, stigma and treatment take-up between the sexes in Australia..
Insight into the various forms of cannabis use in Australia..
Insight into why everyone is talking about the rescheduling of codeine..
Insight into trends in the prescription, use and misuse of fentanyl in Australia..
Updates from the Community Engagement and Action Program (CEAP) bi-annual meeting with the CEAP Advisory Committee..
The rescheduling of pharmaceuticals that include codeine will tighten access to these drugs from 1 February. This makes now a….
As of the 1st of February 2018, all medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription..
To ensure you stay safe during events and festivities, there are some things that can be done when deciding to….
Over the years, beer goggles and cannabis goggles have been used as aides to drug education in schools, but is….
As the regulation of medicinal cannabis progresses in Australia, people are asking if the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use….
Details about the fentanyl crisis in Canada were shared with the ADF in a recent tour here by Canadian drug….
Why isn't the media calling alcohol an epidemic when it is the drug causing the second-highest level of harm to….
December is the busiest month for emergency services when it comes to responding to incidents and assaults relating to alcohol….
Celebrate schoolies safely - some tips for parents regarding their children's alcohol and drug use including how to have "The….
Building strong and effective community partnerships is at the heart of the Local Drug Action Team program.
A growing body of evidence shows that stigma related to drug use disadvantages the stigmatised and is a major cause….
Who do you talk with when you’re about to make a big decision? It’s all about trust. Trust makes relationships….
Stories of lived experience have a limited role.
Effective community evaluations can use a variety of mediums: art, photos, sculpture, photographs, storytelling, music and video can all be….
Residents, local traders and other community members have been fighting a long battle to trial a medically supervised injecting centre….
We don’t often hear about how to deal with overdose in relation to methamphetamine. But we should. Recent research finds….
There is a clear causal link between heavy consumption of alcohol and FASD. However, the link between low-level alcohol exposure….
Instead of judging, fearing or criticising drug users, we should be supporting our fellow citizens. They’re just human beings after….
Countries across the western hemisphere are amending drug laws. Should we be concerned or glad about moves to loosen access….
Sydney, Vancouver, Frankfurt and many other cities have learnt the benefits of supervised injection facilities. How long will it be….
Do you sometimes feel like everywhere you turn, you see an alcohol ad? The AARB accepts and reviews complaints about….
We have far more power than we generally recognise when it comes to social change. And it provides us with….
Is cocaine use on the rise in Australia? We weigh the evidence and judge the impact..
Alcohol brands are innovators in the use of social media and they’re using it to target young people. Social media….
There are a number of principles underlying social marketing that can be useful for groups working on smaller projects designed….
When developing social marketing campaigns, success will depend on good research, planning and understanding models of behaviour change..
Social marketing is an approach to health promotion that incorporates basic concepts found in commercial marketing to achieve socially desirable….
People use alcohol and other drugs (AOD) for a variety of reasons. The vast majority of people who use alcohol….
Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe when a person is experiencing both mental health problems and substance misuse..
How longitudinal studies are identifying those at most risk of alcohol and other drug harms – and what this says….
An independent four-year study finds that Good Sports reduces the risk of alcohol related harm and the likelihood of risky….
Consider who else may have an interest or connection to the drug-related issues in your community and what they could….
Alcohol use at the older end of the life span receives little attention, and we have limited information on the….
Successful prevention campaigns have shown that multiple strategies lead to the greatest change. We already have an effective example in….
Providing drug treatment and ensuring that people in need have access to a range of services is part of the….
Alcohol and other drug misuse has many negative impacts. Projects focussing on primary prevention are an important way that communities….
This article explores how initiatives such as the Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) program can help communities improve their ability….
Helpful points for community groups, like LDATs, to consider when building strong and effective partnerships with other organisations..
How ‘life logging’ could reduce your need to medicate..
Australians are known for having a beer after a long day. But if you drive for work, having a few….
As the parent of a young driver you can play a key role in educating your children about drugs, alcohol,….
This page looks at roadside drug testing of Victorian drivers and the steps you can take to stay safe..
Some medicines can have a serious impact on your ability to drive safely. They may even be the cause of….
Alcohol is a depressant drug. It slows the activity of the central nervous system, including the brain. This can have….
Drug driving is a serious road safety issue. When you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including some….
New research showing that alcohol is involved in nearly half of all family violence cases in Victoria is shocking. It….
To drive safely, you need to be mentally alert, have clear vision, good coordination and quick reactions. Alcohol and drugs….
Medically supervised injecting centres (MSICs) are places where people can use drugs under the supervision of medical staff and health….
An overdose happens when a toxic amount of a drug or a combination of drugs causes a severe adverse reaction.….
No medications are completely safe. The number of Australians overdosing on pharmaceutical drugs has now overtaken the road toll, the….
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) describes a range of physical, cognitive, developmental and emotional deficits attributable to alcohol consumption during….
Australians use alcohol to celebrate, commiserate, relax and have fun. However, alcohol is a significant cause of injury and ill….
If your drink has been spiked you may not be able to see, smell or taste it. The drug or….
If you are hungover or coming down from drugs at work, it can be just as bad as being intoxicated.….
We have a problem in Australia with the over prescription of some medications, which is causing many of us unnecessary….
Research concludes that strong painkillers and medication often used to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia, generally shouldn’t be used for….
The levels of alcohol in your bloodstream is referred to as blood alcohol concentration (BAC). BAC is what police test….
Secondary supply is when you provide alcohol to a person aged under 18 years. It is now against the law….
It can be difficult to keep track of how much alcohol you are consuming. Different types of drinks contain different….
There is no conclusive evidence on what is a safe level of drinking while pregnant. Current guidelines recommend avoiding alcohol….
The effect of environmental factors on intoxication in licensed venues is the subject of a study that features a unique….
Attempts at ‘quick fix’ education have a poor record because the ‘scary story’ effect does not last long and it….
How could the conditions of the Liquor Act contribute to reducing domestic violence?.
Liberalisation of liquor licensing, increased economic equity, and targeted marketing by manufacturers have all contributed to the increased consumption by….
We've reported in the past about the downward trend of alcohol consumption by young people. However research points to the….
Another way of sharing community voices is emerging in this changing digital landscape and photovoice is a useful tool for….
Corporate social responsibility is also a powerful shield for the alcohol industry. Alcohol industry bodies use their public relations arm….
If a woman drinks during pregnancy the alcohol crosses the placenta to the baby. But what about the effect of….
The ADF advocates that people under the age of 18 years should not drink alcohol at all and should delay….
FARE identified that the total contribution of political donations from the alcohol industry to the major political parties was $901,829….
It is time to stop trusting the Alcohol Industry to self-regulate. Instead we should call for an end to self-regulation….