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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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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
Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Women Perpetrators of Violence: A Trial of a Prison-Based Intervention (Beyond Violence) 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 Prisoners and Offenders Support Services SA
Aboriginal Residential Care Program NSW
Aboriginal Sobriety Group SA
Aboriginal Withdrawal Unit (Next Step Inpatient Withdrawal Unit) WA
Addressing HIV Risks Related to Injecting Drug Use in Victorian Aboriginal Communities VIC
Alcohol and Drug Counselling QLD
Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS) ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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 program (Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service) SA
Alcohol and other Drugs Withdrawal Services NT
Alcohol and Other Drugs/Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program 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
AOD Our Way Project: Building Competence, Confidence and Connectedness in Our Sector and Communities QLD
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
Baroona Youth Healing Centre VIC
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 (Recidivism) QLD
Breaking the Cycle of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Indigenous Communities QLD, SA, WA
Bridge Programme VIC
Brighter Futures (NSW) NSW
Brighter Futures (Qld) 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
Cashless Debit Card Trial SA, WA
Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS) NT
Central Desert Night Patrol NT
Changing Habits and Reaching Targets Program QLD
Cherbourg Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Project QLD
Child and Family Wellbeing Program NSW
Clinical Liaison Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service (CLAIS) QLD
Come Have a Yarn NSW
Community Consultation Rapid Scoping Project (RISE Project) NSW
Community Education Training and Education Initiative Program TAS
Comorbidity Action in the North (CAN) Project SA
Complex Needs Capable Program NSW
Connections: Aboriginal Women's Art Therapy Group NSW
Continuing Adolescent Life Management (CALM) ACT, NSW
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
Cyril Lindsay House Program SA
Darayiga Guya Mapu (Come Here: Talk Feeling) NSW
Deadlee Maardars QLD
Deadly Liver Mob Project NSW
Deadly Sista Girlz WA
Detour House NSW
Development of Culturally Appropriate Curriculum Resources to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Related Harms Among Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People NSW
Dianella Cottage NSW
Djooraminda's Indigenous Family Program WA
Dolly Garinyi Hostel NT
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program VIC
Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Information Management Project NSW
Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Referral (DAAR) Program QLD
Drug and Alcohol Educator TAS
Drug and Alcohol Program VIC
Drug and Alcohol Program (Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service) NSW
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 Through-Care Service (DATS) WA
Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN) WA
Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) WA
Drug Aware Drug Driving Education Campaign WA
Drug Courts WA
Drug Health Network NSW
Drug Substitution Options and Support (SOS) SA
Drum Atweme NT
Dunjiba SA
Early Childhood Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program NT
East Arnhem Community Patrol and Nhulunbuy Sobering Up Shelter NT
Embedding Research into Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Services NSW
Evaluation of the CAYLUS Youth Worker Brokerage Program NT
Evaluation of the Supporting Pregnant Women Who Use Alcohol or Other Drugs NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Exploration of Partnerships Between Rural Aboriginal Communities and Researchers to Prevent and Treat Drug and Alcohol Related Harms: Three Examples in Remote New South Wales 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
Ferdy's Rehabilitation Services QLD
First Offender's Court Intervention Service (FOCiS) VIC
Footprints to Stronger Families WA
Footsteps Road to Recovery Residential Rehabilitation 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
Getting SMART: Moderate Intensity Substance Abuse Program and SMART Recovery QLD
Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre QLD
Goldfields Community Alcohol and Drug Service WA
GoldfieldsYouth Support Service (GYSS) WA
Gorman Inpatient Unit NSW
Grass Roots Solutions NT
Great Southern Community Drug Service (GSCDS) WA
Gugan Gulwan Drug and Alcohol Program ACT
Gunbalanya Family Safety Program NT
Hamilton Downs Youth Camp NT
Harm Minimisation (Nunkuwarrin Yunti) SA
Headfyrst NSW
headspace National
Healing Program VIC
Health in Prisons, Health Outta Prisons (HIP HOP) program WA
Healthy Families NT
Healthy Living NT
Helem Yumba Central Queensland Healing Centre QLD
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
Homelessness Outreach Service NT
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
Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (IDDI) TAS
Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) National
Illicit Drugs Court Diversion Program QLD
Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) Program QLD
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 Throughcare Project NT
Indigenous Wellbeing Centre Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program QLD
Indigo Junction WA
Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) 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
Kalparrin Community Substance Use Recovery Program SA
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
Koori Access Program (KAP) VIC
Koori Diversion Initiative VIC
Koori Youth Justice Program VIC
Kulintja Palyaringkuntjaku Project NT, SA, WA
Kungulun Nakeri SA
Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal SA
Local Drug Action Team Program National
Looking Forward: Aboriginal Mental Health Project WA
Lyons Street Diversionary Centre QLD
Maayu Mali NSW
Magistrates' Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program NSW
Makin' Tracks SA
Maningrida Child Safety Service NT
Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project NSW
Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drug Programs NSW
Mawarnkurra Health Service Alcohol Liquid and Nutrition Program WA
Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) Kings Cross NSW
Mental Health Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (MHATODS) QLD
Midnight Basketball National
Midwest Community Alcohol and Drug Services WA
Milliya Rumurra Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services WA
Mingga Patrol WA
Miruma NSW
Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP) SA
Mobile assistance patrol (Port Augusta Substance Misuse Services) SA
Mobile Patrol (Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service) WA
Moongoong Sober Up Shelter WA
Moorditj Yarning 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 Illicit Drug Indicators Project (NIDIP) National
National Prison Entrant Blood Borne Virus and Risk Behaviour Survey (NPEBBVS) Evaluation National
Needle and Syringe Programs (NSP) National
New Beginning ACT, National
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPYWC) Youth Program NT, SA, WA
Ngara Nura Program NSW
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation WA
Ngwala Willumbong Alcohol and Other Drugs Services VIC
Night Patrol Program (Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd) VIC
Nindilingarri Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Program WA
Normanton Recovery and Community Wellbeing Service QLD
Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC) Needle and Syringe Program NT
Northern Territory Sobering Up Shelter NT
Not Our Way NSW
Nyoongar Outreach Service WA
Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services (OARS) SA
Oolong House Residential Program NSW
Orana Haven NSW
Our Healing Ways VIC
Our Queensland (Street University Qld) QLD
Ozcare Drug and Alcohol Services QLD
Palmerston Farm Residential Program WA
Parent and Family Drug Support Line 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 Drug Service (PCADS) WA
Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families NT
Poisons Information Centre National
Police and Community Youth Centres (WA) WA
Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation QLD
Port Augusta Substance Misuse Services SA
Positive Life Pathways for Vulnerable Adolescents: The Role of a Life Management Program Approach QLD
Pre-Sentence Opportunity Program (POP) WA
Preventing and Treating Drug and Alcohol Harms in Remote Communities NSW
Primary Care Connect VIC
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
Queensland Courts Referral Program QLD
Queensland Drug Court Program QLD
Queensland Magistrates' Early Referral Into Treatment (QMERIT) QLD
Queensland Needle and Syringe Program (QNSP) QLD
Rainbow Lodge Program NSW
Raypirri Rom Wellbeing Program NT
Red Dust Healing Program 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
Rekindling the Spirit 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
Rhythm2Recovery International
Rick Hammersely Therapeutic Community WA
Right Step Program VIC
Rumbalara Health and Well Being Services VIC
Salt Water People Youth Program NSW, 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
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 Service NT
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 Eastern Sydney Local Health District Drug and Alcohol Services 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 Campaign NSW
Staying On Track: Reducing Substance Use WA
Stepping Stones Drug and Alcohol Day Centre Ceduna SA
Stepping Stones Drug and Alcohol Day Centre Port Augusta SA
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 Fathers, Strong Families (Tullawon Health Service) SA
Strong Men, Strong Families SA
Strong Minds NSW
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 (SMP) QLD
Substance Misuse Support Service (Port Lincoln) SA
Substance use/ social and emotional wellbeing (Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation) NT
Sunrise Way Rehabilitation Programmes QLD
Supervised Treatment Intervention Regime (STIR) WA
Surveillance and Treatment of Prisoners with Hepatitis C (SToP-C) NSW
Sydney Alcohol and other Drug Support Project NSW
Take Hold ACT
Tanderra Alcohol and Drug Services VIC
Targeted Housing and Support Service (THaSS) NSW
The Connection ACT
The Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Intervention for Young People with Multiple and Complex Needs NSW
The Glen Centre (Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation) NSW
The Miranda Project NSW
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
Top End Drug and Alcohol Services NT
Transitional Aftercare and Outreach Program NT
Treatment Intervention Program SA
Triple Care Farm 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
Waminda Women's Health NSW
Wandarma Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service NSW
Warlpiri Youth Development Corporation (WYDAC) Client Services NT
Warlpiri Youth Development Programs NT
Wathaurong Alcohol and Other Drugs Program VIC
Way Forward: An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Approach to Wellbeing QLD
Wayback NSW
Weigelli Centre Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Program NSW
Wesley Getting it Together Scheme (GITS) NSW
Wheatbelt Community Drug Service WA
Winnunga Nimmityjah Substance Use Services ACT
Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS) WA
Wooree Miya Women's Refuge WA
Wungening Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Support Services WA
Wurli-Wurlinjang StrongBala Alcohol and Other Drugs Service NT
Wyndham Sobering-up Centre WA
Yadhaba (Wellbeing) Team NSW
YETI Drug and Alcohol Counselling QLD
Yiriman Ranger Project NT, WA
Yiriman Youth Project WA
Young Nungas Yarning Together SA
Young Persons Opportunity Program (YPOP) WA
Youth Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Support Services QLD
Youth AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) Individual Case Management QLD
Youth Bail Options Program WA
Youth Insearch NSW, QLD, VIC
Youth Off The Streets - Aboriginal Cultural Support NSW
Youth Supervised Treatment Intervention Regime (YSTIR) WA
Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) VIC
Youth Support Service (YSS) VIC
Last updated: 19 February 2018
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