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Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Posted on: 16 September, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Substance use Alcohol use Illicit drug use Tobacco use Volatile substance use

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre web resource, funded by the Department of Health, aims to provide the evidence base to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The resource provides quick and free online access to a comprehensive collection of relevant, evidence-based, current and culturally appropriate alcohol and other drug (AOD) knowledge-support and decision-support materials. It provides information for individuals, communities, practitioners and policy makers that can be used in the prevention, identification and management of alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC), Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, launched the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre at the NIDAC conference in Melbourne in June 2014.

The work of the Knowledge Centre is supported by a collaborative partnership with the three national alcohol and other drug research centres (the National Drug Research Institute, the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre). Guidance is provided by a national reference group comprising of specialists in the area of AOD.

 

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