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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: 28 August 2015
 
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