Knowing is the Key
We’re hoping to create a library of useful and relavent information for services, practitioners and community members. There is a lot of good work coming out of Katherine region also and we’d like to make it accessable.
The Foundation for alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has released new research showing one in five Australian women continue drinking once they know they are pregnant. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy: Results from the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey highlights the lack of knowledge about the harms of drinking while pregnant and the need for major changes to people’s attitude towards alcohol. Download the research report here
Drugfields Self harm and attempted suicide among therapeutic communities sort to find out what is the prevalence of suicide and self-harm among dependent drug users; what are the predictors of such behaviours; to what extent did the primary presenting substance problem impact on these behaviours? Find the link here
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) Driving behaviours among people who inject drugs in South Australia, 2006-2011. While the correlation of alcohol consumption impairing driving performance and evidence that cannabis and benzodiazepines can increase accident risk, this paper looks at the other pharmaceutical and illicit drugs, and impaired motor skills. Please click here
Williams E.C., Johnson M.L., Lapham G.T. et al. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: WHAT IT TAKES TO IMPLEMENT ALCOHOL SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTION. Why do some attempts to implement screening and advice for risky drinking primary care patients result in practically no patients being identified and counseled, while in others most those at risk are captured? Applying a systematic and comprehensive framework to trialed strategies helps reveal the gaps in implementation efforts.
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC):
An evaluation of the Katherine alcohol management plan and liqour supply plan D’Abbs, P (2010): Menzies School of Health Researce
Measuring alcohol risk in the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: implementation of the 2009 Alcohol Guidelines. The report details the methods and questions used for reporting single occasion risk and lifetime risk in line with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol.
Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR) Researchers, policymakers and those who work to curb drug abuse with young people may not be aware of the work done by the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR), which is based at the University of Queensland.
National drug sector Information service (NDSIS) Did you see that report Oct 2011
Public Health Association Australia: Balancing Access and Safety Meeting the challenge of blood borne viruses in prison
Dual Diagnosis Support Victoria: Australia’s evolving responses to co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The latest resource of interest is a dual diagnosis-focused, submission that has just been posted on the website of the current Australian Senate Inquiry into the Commonwealth Funding and Administration of Mental Health Services.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Juvenile justice in Australia 2009-10. This report presents information on the young people under juvenile justice supervision, both in detention and under community-based supervision, and the characteristics of their supervision.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) The Health of Australia’s prisoners 2010 The health of Australia’s prisoners 2010 is the second report on indicators of prisoner health in Australia.
The Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) have released a report entitled: building capacity in non-government alcohol and drug services.
Non-government organisations in the alcohol and other drugs sector: issues and options for sustainability
NEWS,NEWSLETTERS & BULLETINS
The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders (NOFASARD) February newsletter is now available online. To access click here
The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (rffada) is a not-for-profit health promotion charity dedicated to ensuring that individuals affected prenatally by alcohol have access to diagnostic services, support and multidisciplinary management planning in Australia and that carers and parents are supported with a “no blame no shame” ethos. Click on link for newsletter; http://rffada.org/category/fasd-news/
As The Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF) celebrates its 10th Anniversary it has changed its name to the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
- Homelessness Profile Study- Discussion Paper (2011) Department of Housing, LocalGovernment and Regional Services. Northern Territory.
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Suicide, Chronic Disease, Service Delivery & Local Stuff
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