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Drug and alcohol use

Alcohol has a complex role in Australian society. Most Australians drink alcohol, generally for enjoyment, relaxation and sociability. However, a substantial proportion of people drink at levels that increase their risk of alcohol-related harm.

 

Alcohol.gov.au

Alcohol.gov.au provides information on alcohol-related health, science, news, and Australian Government policy. The site is designed to give Australians a basic knowledge and understanding about alcohol and its consequences in order to make informed decisions so they might minimise the risk of alcohol-related harms.

http://www.alcohol.gov.au/

Australian alcohol guidelines : reducing the health risks for a better future

Alcohol has a complex role in Australian society. Most Australians drink alcohol, generally for enjoyment, relaxation and sociability. However, a substantial proportion of people drink at levels that increase their risk of alcohol-related harm. These guidelines will help you make an informed choice and also help health agencies guide the community in reducing health risks that arise from drinking alcohol.

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/your_health/healthy/alcohol/index.html

Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)

The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) provides access to quality reviewed alcohol and drug information via sophisticated searches of drug-related and news websites, and onlinedatabases, tailored for drug professionals, researchers, schools and the general community.

http://www.adin.com.au/

Be the Influence - Tackling Binge Drinking

Information is provided for young adults and parents of teenagers about the harms of binge drinking and gives practical supportive advice on alcohol related issues.

http://www.tacklingbingedrinking.gov.au/

Drugs

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Designed to raise awareness about the harmful effects of drug use and encourage and support decisions not to use. Features GPS functionality to help find support services based on location.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/drugs/publishing.nsf/Content/news-29jun11-app

Licensing, Regulation and Alcohol Strategy (NT)

Licensing, Regulations and Alcohol Strategy (LRAS) aims to effectively administer legislation and develop policy that minimises harm related to gambling, liquor, tobacco, private security and escorts.

http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/licenreg/

My QuitBuddy

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Helpful smoking quit tips, daily motivational messages and reminders for those planning to start the quitting journey.

http://www.quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/quit-buddy

National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

The National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund promotes quality evidence-based practice in drug law enforcement to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of licit and illicit drug use in Australian society.

http://www.ndlerf.gov.au/

National Drug Strategy

The National Drug Strategy, a cooperative venture between Australian, State and Territory Governments and the non-government sector, is aimed at improving health, social and economic outcomes for Australians by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in our society.

http://www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au/

National Drugs Campaign

Up-to-date information for parents and young Australians to help prevent illicit drug use. The site contains information for families, communities, service providers and the media.

http://www.drugs.health.gov.au/

Quit for You - Quit for Two

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking if you are pregnant or planning to be.

http://quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/quit-now-apps

Quitnow - National Tobacco Campaign

The quitnow National Tobacco Campaign web site provides smokers with motivation and support to help them stop smoking. Includes links to campaign materials.

http://www.quitnow.gov.au/

Resilience Education and Drug Information (REDI)

Resilience Education and Drug Information (REDI) was developed to provide information to school communities on effective drug education, managing drug use issues and drug-related incidents in schools. Includes links to current information, research, and resources.

http://deewr.gov.au/resilience-education-and-drug-information

The Right Mix

Alcohol is just part of the mix in a healthy lifestyle. The Right Mix has helpful information on health and alcohol issues relevant to the veteran community.

http://www.therightmix.gov.au/

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