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Programs and projects

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This section provides details and links for programs and projects that address illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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Programs and projects are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach and focus.


Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

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Title Reach Focus
A prospective cohort study of ex-prisoners with a history of injecting drug use National
A prospective study of substance misuse and of a community-driven preventative measures in remote Aboriginal communities NT
AADS AOD and outreach support services WA
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women perpetrators of violence: a trial of a prison-based intervention (beyond violence) National
Aboriginal and Torres Strait cannabis interventions (NCPIC) - stage 4 National
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cannabis interventions National
Aboriginal community connect SA
Aboriginal community links TAS
Aboriginal connection program SA
Aboriginal diversion unit (ADU) VIC
Aboriginal family intervention project SA
Aboriginal family support service (AFSS) WA
Aboriginal health community re-entry program WA
Aboriginal health project NSW
Aboriginal kinship program (Grannies group) SA
Aboriginal maternal health program WA
Aboriginal metropolitan ice partnership initiative VIC
Aboriginal Prisoners and Offenders Support Services SA
Aboriginal sobriety group SA
Aboriginal withdrawal unit (Next step inpatient clinical services) WA
Addressing HIV risks related to injecting drug use in Victorian Aboriginal communities VIC
Alcohol and drug counselling QLD
Alcohol and drug information service (ADIS) National
Alcohol and drug prevention and awareness education (Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre) QLD
Alcohol and drugs services (Canberra Hospital) ACT
Alcohol and other drug counselling (Bega Garnbirringu Health Service) WA
Alcohol and other drugs - adults (CatholicCare NT) NT
Alcohol and other drugs - kids in focus NT
Alcohol and other drugs - youth (DAISY) NT
Alcohol and other drugs outreach services VIC
Alcohol and other drugs/social and emotional wellbeing program VIC
Alcohol, drug and mental health WA
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (Gateway Health) VIC
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs program (Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre) TAS
AMSANT AOD and mental health program support NT
Ana Kadjaniny Indigenous health program WA
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (APY Lands) substance misuse service SA
Aranda house NT
ARTucation NSW
Assessing the views of prisoners on the involvement of prisoners in research - a citizens jury approach National
Back to culture NT
Banjara Medical Centre QLD
Banyan House services NT
Barbeque SA
Baroona youth healing centre VIC
Benelong's Haven Family Rehabilitation Centre NSW
Best practice guidelines for evaluation of Indigenous residential alcohol and drug programs NT
Best practice in early intervention, assessment and treatment of depression and substance misuse (BEAT project) NT
Binar sports WA
Body language project QLD
Boomerang caring program NSW
Boomerangs coolamon parenting program NSW
BRADAAG residential rehabilitation programs NT
Breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous communities QLD, SA, WA
Breakthrough: ice education for families VIC
Bridge programme VIC
Brighter futures NSW
Brighter futures QLD
Building a Queensland Cannabis Diversion Model QLD
Bulgarr Ngaru alcohol and other drug program NSW
Bunjilwarra VIC
BushMob bush adventure therapy program NT
BushMob residential service NT
CAAAPU alcohol and other drug programs NT
Cannabis intervention requirement (CIR) WA
Cannabis intervention session (CIS) WA
Cannabis withdrawal among Indigenous inmates in north Queensland QLD
Cannabis yarns National
Cannabis: it's not our culture NSW, NT, QLD, VIC
Cape York cannabis project QLD
Central Australian youth link up service (CAYLUS) NT
Central Desert night patrol NT
Cherbourg injury prevention and safety promotion project QLD
Child and family wellbeing program NSW
Clean needle program SA
Clinical liaison Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (CLAIS) QLD
Community consultation rapid scoping project (RISE project) NSW
Community education training and education initiative program TAS
Community outreach program NT
Comorbidity action in the north (CAN) project SA
Connections: Aboriginal women's art therapy group NSW
Continuing adolescent life management (CALM) ACT, NSW
Coonamble family wellbeing project NSW
Could it be the gunja? National
Court referral and evaluation for drug intervention and treatment (CREDIT) and bail support (CBS) VIC
Court referral of eligible defendants into treatment (CREDIT) NSW
Culture is life campaign National
Cyrenian House Milliya Rumurra Outreach Team (CHMR) WA
Cyril Lindsay House program SA
Darayiga guya mapu (come here: talk feeling) NSW
Deadly liver mob project NSW
Deadly sista girlz WA
Development of the 'stay strong' iPad National
Development of the stay strong iPad app NT
Djooraminda's Indigenous family program WA
Dolly Garinyi hostel NT
Drop in hub NSW
Drug and alcohol abuse program VIC
Drug and alcohol and mental health information management project NSW
Drug and alcohol educator TAS
Drug and alcohol network NSW
Drug and alcohol program VIC
Drug and alcohol program (Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service) NSW
Drug and alcohol program (Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation) ACT
Drug and alcohol program (Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation) SA
Drug and alcohol service planning model for Australia - Indigenous project National
Drug and alcohol withdrawal network (DAWN) WA
Drug and alcohol youth service (DAYS) WA
Drug Aware cannabis prevention campaign WA
Drug Aware drug driving education campaign WA
Drug courts WA
Drug Substitution Options and Support (SOS) SA
Drum atweme NT
Dthina yuwali NSW
Dunjiba SA
Early childhood families and schools together (FAST) program NT
East Arnhem community night patrol and sobering-up services NT
Ecstasy and related drugs reporting system (EDRS) National
ETHOS cohort (Enhancement treatment for hepatitis C in opioid substitution settings) NSW
Exploring the needs of Aboriginal women with co-morbid drug and alcohol and mental health problems NSW
Family assessment tool, Milliya Rumurra, Broome WA
Family support program (Relationships Australia) VIC
First offender's court intervention service (FOCiS) VIC
Footprints to stronger families WA
Footsteps SA
Forensic drug treatment (COATS) VIC
Foundation of Rehabilitation with Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties (FORWAARD) NT
Freeman House NSW
From Broome to Berrima: building capacity Australia-wide in Indigenous offender health research National
Gamarada Men's Program NSW
Gatharr weyebe banabe QLD
Geraldton sobering up centre WA
Gettin rid of the Gammin (synthetic) spirits program NSW
Getting it together scheme (GITS) NSW
Goldfields community alcohol and drug service WA
Goldfields youth support service (GYSS) WA
Grass roots solutions NT
Great Southern community drug service team (GSCDST) WA
Gulgihwen residential program NSW
Gunbalanya family safety program NT
Hamilton Downs youth camp NT
Harm minimisation (Nunkuwarrin Yunti) SA
Harm minimisation project (AH&MRC) NSW
headspace National
Healing program VIC
Healthy Families NT
Healthy living NT
Hepatitis C and its treatment in Australian custodial settings Not specified
Hit and miss: exploring the health and service needs of ex-prisoners with a history of injecting drug use VIC
Holyoake counselling and support services program WA
I want to be heard research project ACT
Identifying opportunities for the prevention of harmful use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among young Noongar (Aboriginal) people in the south-west of Western Australia WA
Ignite basketball WA
Illicit drug diversion initiative (IDDI) TAS
Illicit drug reporting system (IDRS) National
Illicit drugs court diversion program QLD
Improved services initiative National
Improving Indigenous health in regional communities NT, QLD
Independent living program NT
Indigenous children's program NT
Indigenous community action to reduce harms associated with heavy cannabis use in remote communities in the Cape York region QLD
Indigenous Diversion Program WA
Indigenous dual diagnosis project VIC
Indigenous men managing anger and substance use (IMMASU) WA
Indigenous risk impact screen (IRIS) and brief intervention QLD
Indigenous spiritual wellbeing toolbox QLD
Indigenous storybook WA
Indigenous throughcare project NT
Indigenous Wellbeing Centre Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) program QLD
Injecting drug use and associated harms among Aboriginal Australians National
Innovative health services homeless VIC
Intensive support tenancy enabling program (ISTEP) NT
INTRA programs NSW
It's your choice! Have a voice! rights, respect, responsibility 2013 NSW
Jailbreak Health Project NSW
Jumna wal NSW
Just reinvest NSW NSW
Kalgoorlie Sobering-up Centre WA
Kambarang place WA
Kambu choir QLD
Kambu men's group QLD
Katungul Aboriginal Corporation substance use services NSW
Kava usage in Indigenous and Pacific Islander communities National
Knowledge = power and Respect yourself camps project NT
Koori access program (KAP) VIC
Koori Diversion Initiative VIC
Koori youth alcohol and drug healing service VIC
Koori youth justice program VIC
Kulintja Palyaringkuntjaku project NT, SA, WA
Kullari Patrol WA
Kumangka Drug and Alcohol Diversion Service (IDDI) SA
Kununurra sobering-up centre WA
Kununurra women's fishing group WA
Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal Frahns farm SA
Langton centre alcohol and other drug services NSW
Looking forward Aboriginal mental health project WA
Lyons Street Diversionary Centre QLD
Maayu Mali NSW
Magistrates' early referral into treatment (MERIT) program NSW
MAKINGtheLINK Indigenous program National
Mallee District Aboriginal services VIC
Maningrida child safety service NT
Marrin Weejali Aboriginal alcohol and other drug programs NSW
Mawarnkurra Health Service alcohol liquid and nutrition program WA
Mental Health Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (MHATODS) QLD
Midnight basketball National
Midwest community drug service WA
Mingga patrol WA
Miruma NSW
Mobile assistance patrol (MAP) SA
Mobile assistance patrol (Port Augusta Substance Misuse Services) SA
Moorditj yarning WA
Moorditj yorga's yarning group WA
Moving across the frontline: young Aboriginal people and hepatitis C SA
Mt Isa Murri men's group QLD
Multi-systemic therapy (MST) program WA
Murdi Paaki drug and alcohol network NSW
Narcotics anonymous National
National Ice Taskforce National
National illicit drug indicators project (NIDIP) National
National prison entrants bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey National
Needle syringe program (NSP) National
New beginning ACT, National
New Gulf misuse and community wellbeing service QLD
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPYWC) youth program NT, SA, WA
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation East Kimberley support services WA
Night patrol (Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd) VIC
No bars NSW
No pulgi mobile health team program SA
Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC) needle and syringe program NT
Northern Territory sobering up shelter service NT
Nunga users HIV/HCV intervention team (NUHIT) SA
Nyoongar Outreach Service WA
Oolong house residential program NSW
Opiate project ACT
Opioid substitution treatment (Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney) NSW
Opioid treatment service (Wruwallin clinic) ACT
Orana haven NSW
Our healing ways VIC
Our Queensland (street university Qld) QLD
Palmerston farm residential program WA
Parent Drug Information Service (PDIS) WA
Partnerships for better health outcomes for Indigenous injecting drug users (IDUs) VIC
Pathways program WA
PEPISU women and children's program WA
Pilbara community alcohol and other drug service WA
Piliyintinji-ki stronger families NT
Police drug diversion program QLD
Policing implications of illicit drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities NSW
Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation QLD
Port Augusta substance misuse services SA
Pre-sentence opportunity program (POP) WA
Prison based treatment for alcohol and other related drug use among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people NSW
Prison health re-entry program WA
Program for adolescent life management (PALM) ACT, NSW
Project ice Mildura VIC
Queensland drug court program QLD
Queensland injecting drug survey (QuIDS) QLD
Queensland magistrates' early referral into treatment (QMERIT) QLD
Queensland needle and syringe program (QNSP) QLD
Raypirri rom wellbeing program NT
Red Dust Healing Program National
Reduce your use: how to break the cannabis habit National
Reducing dangers during pregnancy project NSW
Reducing harms from substance misuse in remote Indigenous communities requires interventions delivered as promised with measurable impacts Not specified
Reintegration services NSW
Remote alcohol and other drugs workforce program NT
Residential recovery centres program VIC
Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drugs treatment service sector National
Rick Hammersely therapeutic community WA
Right step program VIC
Rumbalara alcohol and other drugs program VIC
Saranna women and children's program WA
Save-a-mate (SAM) and SAM our way National
Shanty Creek therapeutic community QLD
SMART Recovery National
Sobering up shelter (Yaandina Family Centre) WA
Sobering-up shelter (Ceduna/Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service) SA
Sobering-up shelter (Koori Community Alcohol and Drug Resource Service) VIC
Sobering-up shelter (Nggangganawili Aboriginal Health Service) WA
Social and cultural resilience and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal mothers in prison NSW, WA
Social and emotional wellbeing program (Goondir Health Services) QLD
Social and emotional wellbeing team (Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service) NSW
Social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and alcohol and other drugs services WA
Social capital of men in prison NSW
South West mobile needle and syringe exchange WA
South Western Sydney drug health services NSW
Speak out dual diagnosis program NSW
Stagpole Street drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit QLD
Stay strong and healthy – it's worth it NSW
Stayin' strong QLD
Staying on track: reducing substance use WA
Stepping stones AOD day centre SA
Stepping Stones AOD day centre Ceduna SA
Stimulant treatment program (STP) NSW
Stock-take and gap analysis of Indigenous drug prevention research VIC
Street beat NSW
Street university NSW
Street youth service SA
Streetlink youth health service SA
Strong Men, Strong Families project SA
Strong spirit strong mind metro project WA
StrongFamilies WA
Substance abuse intelligence desks (SAIDs) NT, SA, WA
Substance misuse assessment and referral for treatment (SMART) court NT
Substance misuse program (Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service) SA
Substance misuse program (SMP) QLD
Substance misuse support service (Port Lincoln) SA
Substance use program (Tullawon Health Service) SA
Substance use recovery program SA
Substance use/ social and emotional wellbeing (Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation) NT
Supervised treatment intervention regime (STIR) WA
Surfing Australia's illicit drugs in sport (IDIS) programme QLD
Surveillance and treatment of prisoners with hepatitis C (SToP-C) NSW
Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre NSW
Take hold ACT
Tanderra alcohol and drug services VIC
Taree community drug action team NSW
Targeted housing and support service (THaSS) NSW
The connection ACT
The development of culturally-appropriate cognitive assessments with applications in substance abuse and mental health with Indigenous clients NT
The Glen centre (Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation) NSW
The Healing Centre QLD
The role of an Aboriginal women's group in meeting the high needs of clients attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment NSW
The wake up time weavers NSW
Tobacco, alcohol and other drugs services NT
Top end drug and alcohol services NT
Transitional aftercare and outreach program NT
Treatment service users (TSU) projects - phases one and two National
Turner River Rehabilitation Centre WA
Using rapid assessment procedures to investigate the impact of injecting drug use amongst Indigenous Australians in metropolitan Adelaide SA
Venndale rehabilitation and withdrawal centre NT
WA AIDS Council (WAAC) needle and syringe exchange program (NSEP) WA
Wadamba wilam (renew shelter) VIC
Walk tall WA
Walkabout wonders QLD
Waminda women's health NSW
Wandarma Aboriginal drug and alcohol service NSW
Wapa maya WA
Warlpiri Youth Development Corporation (WYDAC) client services NT
Warlpiri Youth Development Programs NT
Wathaurong alcohol and other drugs program VIC
Wayback NSW
Weigelli Centre residential alcohol and other drug program NSW
Wellbeing program NT
Wesley Getting it together scheme (GITS) NSW
Wheatbelt community drug service team WA
Where's the shame, love your liver campaign NSW
Wiltanendi ... becoming stronger SA
Winnunga Nimmityjah needle syringe program (NSP) ACT
Winnunga Nimmityjah substance use service ACT
Women and newborn drug and alcohol service (WANDAS) WA
Wooree Miya woman's refuge WA
Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who use drugs, for staff of mainstream organisations National
Wurli-Wurlinjang alcohol and other drug unit NT
Wurli-Wurlinjang child and maternal/women's health program NT
Wyndham sobering up centre WA
Yiriman ranger project NT, WA
Yiriman Youth Project WA
Yolŋu radio NT
Young Aboriginal drug and alcohol service (yAdas) TAS
Young men's mentoring group ACT
Young Nungas yarning together SA
Young persons opportunity program (YPOP) WA
Young warriors intervention and leadership program QLD
Your mob, my mob, our mob NSW
Youth alcohol and drug treatment and support services QLD
Youth alcohol and drugs program (YAD) QLD
Youth bail options program (YBOP) WA
Youth Insearch weekend programs NSW, QLD, VIC
Youth Off The Streets - Aboriginal cultural support NSW
Youth reach program QLD
Youth supervised treatment intervention regime WA
YSAS residential withdrawal VIC
Yulu-Burri-Ba methadone program QLD
Last updated: 27 May 2016
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