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New app makes it easier to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol treatment services

10 February 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre today launched an Android version of their free mobile phone app called AODconnect, which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Therapeutic drug safety for Indigenous Australians - new report says lives at risk

18 January 2016

A new Medical Journal of Australia article has indicated that a lack of data on drug safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people could pose a potential risk for Indigenous Australians, who may experience harm from adverse drug reactions.
 

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre survey now open

25 November 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting an evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

New alcohol and other drugs factsheets on the AOD Knowledge Centre Community portal

4 November 2015

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (AODKC) has released a series of alcohol and other drug factsheets on the Community portal, a resource for Elders and community members working to reduce the harms from alcohol and other drug use in their communities.
 

Australia's high level of prescription medication misuse

3 September 2015

They are potent, highly addictive and legal.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drug and alcohol resource finalist in Internet award

28 August 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is a finalist in the Diversity category in the prestigious 2015 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs).
 

Māori drug counsellor builds Aboriginal connections in remote Pilbara communities

9 June 2015

Kereama Greenland has found his Māori heritage helps him support remote Aboriginal communities fight drug and alcohol abuse.
 

New tools aim to help reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

18 May 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) today launched two portals and a free mobile phone app which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

New NCETA resource: FundAssist

10 December 2014

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) have recently launched a new resource package, FundAssist, to help non-government organisations prepare, plan and write funding applications.
 

National drug strategy household survey findings

3 December 2014

Australians in remote areas are twice as likely to use methamphetamines, smoke daily or engage in risky drinking as those in cities.
 

Launch of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

4 June 2014

Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC), Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, today launched a new Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre at the NIDAC conference in Melbourne.
 

Call for monitoring of prescription drugs as chronic pain sufferers risk addiction

21 May 2014

Health groups are calling for greater oversight for prescription painkillers amid concern sufferers are at serious risk of addiction.
 

Oxycodone: the factors behind Australia's increasing use

14 April 2014

Over the past 10 years, the number of prescriptions for pharmaceutical opioids in Australia has soared, and prescriptions for one drug in particular, oxycodone, have shown a significant increase.
 

Prescription drugs contribute to high rate of overdose deaths in Victoria

10 April 2014

Prescription drugs caused or contributed to the deaths of 310 of the 374 people to die in Victoria from drug overdoses last year - prompting calls for greater controls on medication.
 
 
Last updated: 10 February 2016
 
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