Health topic quickview: Drugs and substance abuse

A collection of Drugs and substance abuse-related information in the Health website.

Page last updated: 26 September 2017 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

A quickview of health information

Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD)

23 February 2016

The Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD) was established in December 2014 as the principal expert advisory body to the Australian Government on issues relating to alcohol and drugs.

Tobacco control

31 August 2015

Policy and programs to improve the health of all Australians by eliminating or reducing their exposure to tobacco in all its forms.

National Drug Strategy

18 August 2010

Australia's National Drug Strategy 2004-2009 provides a national framework to improve health, social and economic outcomes by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of drugs in Australian society.

Program/Initiatives

07 Dec 2016

New Horizons: The review of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia

07 Dec 2016

The Study of Patient Pathways in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment

09 Mar 2011

Needle and Syringe Program

10 Aug 2010

Tobacco

10 Aug 2010

Framework convention on tobacco control

13 Oct 2009

National Psychostimulants Initiative

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Publications

04 Jan 2013

Review of methadone treatment in Australia

14 Nov 2012

Alcohol resources - National Binge Drinking Strategy (Drinking Nightmare)

13 Sep 2011

Use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among Indigenous students participating in the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey 2008

09 Mar 2011

Treatment service users (TSU) project: phase two

21 Dec 2010

National needle and syringe programs strategic framework 2010-2014

07 Oct 2009

Return on investment 2: evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009

29 Aug 2009

Comorbidity treatment service model evaluation

15 Sep 2008

National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy Background Paper: Monograph Series No. 69

15 Sep 2008

National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011

17 Jun 2008

When girls and women sniff

17 Jun 2008

When boys and men sniff

01 Jun 2008

A Review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – a report for the COAG Multilateral Group on Needle and Syringe Programs

01 Feb 2008

Patterns of use and harms associated with specific populations of methamphetamine users in Australia - exploratory research

04 Jan 2008

Volatile substance misuse: a review of interventions: monograph series no. 65

10 May 2006

Sniffing and the brain

15 Oct 2005

Needle and syringe programs: a review of the evidence

15 Oct 2005

Needle and syringe programs: your questions answered

14 Jun 2005

Evaluation of national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities

14 Jun 2005

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: legislation and literature review

14 Jun 2005

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: recommendations

01 Dec 2004

The Medical consequences of smoking "chop-chop" tobacco

27 Apr 2004

Models of intervention and care for psychostimulant users, 2nd edition - monograph series no. 51

01 Nov 2003

A Brief cognitive behavioural intervention for regular amphetamine users: a treatment guide

01 Aug 2003

Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

01 Aug 2003

Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence: abbreviated version

01 Jan 2003

Comorbid mental disorders and substance use disorders: epidemiology, prevention and treatment

16 Oct 2002

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: summary report

15 Oct 2002

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: report

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