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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 Alcohol and Drug Foundation is here to help you. All the information we create is evidence-based, which means it’s developed using the best research and expert advice available.

Listen to the experts

Remember – if you’re going to spend time and effort trying to make a difference in your community, it’s worth listening to the experts to find out what sort of initiatives actually work.

Prevention Research: Preventing alcohol and drug problems in your community (Preventing AOD problems) will give you some tried and tested strategies for harm prevention.

6 Steps to planning alcohol and drug projects (Planning AOD projects) is a discussion guide to help you develop a well-planned, successful initiative.

Local data sources is a guide that provides you with a summary of the importance of gathering local data, as well as a range of key websites and organisations that offer local and regional data related to AOD to help with planning, e.g. development of your Action Plan.

Best practice

Guides & Articles
Case Studies

Linked Up

Digital Ambassadors in the Blue Mountains

Macleay Valley CDAT NAIDOC week Burrun Dalai family fun day

Popping Nation

Supporting youth music in Byron Bay

Worn Out Worn Art

Midnight Basketball Australia

Keeping school leavers safe

Warlpiri youth development Aboriginal corporation (WYDAC)

Targeting inhalant use head on in Mt Isa

NT community group reduces sniffing harm

Do you have something to share?

We would love to celebrate your community’s achievements and share what you’ve learnt with others. Remember that projects very rarely go as planned, but if we all share what went well and what could be done differently next time, we can learn from each other and build our success over time.

The ‘closed’ (which means private) Facebook page especially for CDATs helps you do just that.

You can also fill out the case study form and email it to Laura at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation so we can feature your project in the newsletter: Laura.Bajurny@adf.org.au

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