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Drugs and alcohol

Alcohol and other drugs
Drug and alcohol
Alcohol and drug interventions

Seeing the clear light of day: expert reference group on decriminalising public drunkenness

This report has been prepared by the expert reference group appointed to advise the Victorian government on the decriminalisation of public drunkenness and the development of an alternative health-based response.

National Drug Strategy household survey 2019

This report presents key results from the 2019 National Drug Strategy household survey. It looks at people’s drug use throughout their lives and during the last 12 months, and examines how these patterns have changed over time.

"Don't judge, and listen": Experiences of stigma and discrimination related to problematic alcohol and other drug use

This report is the outcome of research into the effect of stigma and discrimination on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience of alcohol and other drug use.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2018–19

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services across Australia provide a broad range of treatment services and support to people who use alcohol or drugs, and to their families and friends. This report presents information for 2018–19 about publicly funded AOD treatment service agencies, the...

A cultural security framework for Kimberley mental health/social and emotional well-being and alcohol and other drug services

This is a framework for the delivery of culturally secure mental health and alcohol and other drug services and support, which are respectful of the cultural rights and values of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region.

Substance use behaviour among 14 and 15-year-olds: results from a nationally representative survey

This report explores the patterns of individual and comorbid use of substances (alcohol, tobacco or cannabis) among a nationally representative sample of 14 and 15-year-olds in New Zealand.

The feasibility and utility of using coded ambulance records for a violence surveillance system: a novel pilot study

The primary aim of this study was to pilot the use of coded ambulance clinical records for violence surveillance at the population level, similarly to work done in an established surveillance system of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health-related harms.

Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and strategies for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress' submission to the Senate Inquiry into Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and a broader strategy to reduce alcohol related harms of all kinds.

Fighting, alcohol and offending: interventions targeting Aboriginal girls: final report

The Fighting, Alcohol and Offending: Interventions Targeting Aboriginal Girls (YAWG) report, focuses on the experiences around alcohol, fighting and drinking of Aboriginal girls and young women residing in metropolitan Perth.

Patterns of alcohol and other drug treatment service use in Australia, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018

Clients accessing alcohol and other drug treatment services across Australia commonly have multiple episodes of treatment spanning several years. This report categorises 3 client groups based on their patterns of service use between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2018.