Indigenous Resources

Healthy Spirit,  Healthy Community is an educational and informational resource developed for health professionals and community members. This resource has been developed in partnership between VACCHO, Alcohol and Drug Foundation with support from the Victorian Government. The resource package provides information on drugs which are currently the most used in the Victorian Aboriginal community. The brochures and booklet includes information on:

  • alcohol
  • ecstasy
  • hallucinogens
  • heroin
  • ice and speed
  • prescription and over the counter drugs
  • synthetic drugs
  • tobacco
  • yarndi (cannabis)



Strong Boorais, Bright Futures – Keeping healthy during pregnancy

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation, in collaboration with The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Incorporated (VACCHO) have created a DVD on smoking, alcohol and drug use while pregnant and breastfeeding. Entitled Strong Boorais, Bright Futures, the resource for mothers, fathers and families is all about keeping healthy during pregnancy and provides advice for reducing and stopping the use of alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Boorai is an Aboriginal word used in Victoria and means baby.

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For a copy of the full length video on DVD, please contact DrugInfo on
1300 85 85 84 or at