Welcome to Community Door's information portal about drug and alcohol issues.

The misuse of alcohol and other drugs has a profound impact on the lives of many Queenslanders. Substance use can damage people’s health and wellbeing, destroy families, and lead to crime, lost productivity and reduced life opportunities.

Ensuring vulnerable Queenslanders and their families can access the help and support they need to beat drug and alcohol issues is important, as is making as much information and as many strategies as possible to help people avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol in the first place.

The Queensland Government provides infromation on alcohol, drug and tobacco use, as well as where to seek treatment and help.

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) delivers support to services for people affected by acohol and other drugs.

The Australian Government website Healthdirect provides information on the health effects of drug and alcohol use, as well as information on the connection between drug and alcohol use and mental health issues.

You can find information on binge drinking and party drugs.

OnTrack is an online program to help people cut back on their drinking.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working on drug and alcohol related issues.

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Queensland Government media release Young people in care living with a mental illness who are also struggling with drug addiction including Ice will soon have access to help and support in the one place. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said tenders were now open for Queensland’s first live-...
Media Statement Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Financial assistance is now available for south-east Queensland’s not-for-profit organisations that have been affected...
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services' (DCCDS) Community Recovery section is encouraging individuals, carers and service providers in the DCCSDS North and Far North Queensland area to be prepared in relation to Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The likely impacts of a tropical...
Not-for-profit Law has updated its guide to 'The laws of advertising and your community organisation'. The resource provides practical tips to help organisations comply with the laws of advertising and marketing in Australia. Importantly, these laws apply to many fundraising activities of charities...
Meth Check is a package of free tools and resources designed for Queensland-based health and community service workers who engage with people who use methamphetamine. It includes: eLearning: An introduction to methamphetamine for Queensland workers Psychostimulant Medical Early Intervention...
In October 2016, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services released Connecting care to recovery 2016-2021: A plan for Queensland's State-funded mental health, alcohol and other drug services (PDF 3.32MB). Connecting care to recovery 2016-2021 builds on the vision of My health,...
The Queensland Mental Health Commission provides grants of up to $50,000 to enable organisations to implement innovative, locally-led initiatives to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders in line with a range of priority actions in the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol...
Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain also changing enormously during this period. Recent research suggests that these maturational changes make the adolescent brain more vulnerable to the damaging effects of alcohol, with areas associated with memory and learning...
Michael Hogan, Director General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has provided the following overview of his department's budget services for peak and partner organisations. The department's total operating expenditure for 2016-17 is $2.818 billion, representing...
Now in its fifth year, The Salvation Army's Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS) surveyed more than 1,600 clients across Australia. The report revealed “disturbing new statistics on the level of poverty in Australia”, showing that some disadvantaged Australians are living on just $17 a day. “...

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The Australian Anti Ice Campaign assists clients with referrals, brief and early intervention, counselling and family support. The Darling Downs office offers support to clients in Queensland. For more information Email: darlingdowns@australianantiicecampaign.org.au Website: www...
Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
The Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC) is an association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Alcohol and other Drugs agencies which are located in various sites across the state of Queensland. Community controlled alcohol and other drug services are...
The Queensland Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (QNADA), is the peak organisation representing the views of the non-government (NGO) sector Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD). The sector consists of organisations involved in the continuum of care for individuals and their families affected by alcohol...
The Queensland Disaster Management website and the Get Ready website have a range of information and useful resources that can assist you to plan and prepare for an emergency. As part of your preparedness and planning for weather events, access regular weather forecast updates from the Bureau of...
Researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre have developed evidence-based resources to assist primary healthcare providers in supporting pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs. Evidence shows that well-coordinated and comprehensive support with early access to antenatal...
The Community Resource Handbooks were launched by Volunteering Queensland on 12 May 2015. They consolidate the knowledge gained through Volunteering Queensland's community leadership work with more than 2,000 community groups over the past fifteen years. The handbooks are aimed at small to medium...
'The cost of unresolved childhood trauma and abuse in adults in Australia' provides an overview of the impacts of childhood trauma, including impairments in education, work, relationships as well as mental health impacts and criminal justice impacts. The report also looks at the impacts of...
This guide is designed to support workers and agencies working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who use alcohol and other drugs. Read more
Did you know that there are approximately two young carers in every classroom? Many young carers find that their overwhelming responsibilities at home affect their ability to keep on track at school. Young carers are less likely to complete high school if they do not receive any support, which...
The National Indigenous Alcohol and Drug Conference (NIDAC) held in 2012 in Fremantle, Western Australia announced a number of important developments, but one which we think deserves particular mention is the launch of 'The Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work'. This guide has been written...
he Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) have launched a new interactive web resource designed to teach people about safer injecting practices and vein care. It includes comprehensive information about injecting technique, common myths and harm reduction strategies. FIND OUT...
This guideline will assist health professionals to identify, assess and treat people who use volatile substances, in metropolitan, rural and remote communities across Australia. It is suitable for use by health professionals including medical practitioners, nurses, aboriginal health workers,...
QADREC is a leader in alcohol and drug research and training, and contributes to the world’s best practice in the field. Addiction Studies courses are delivered by QADREC staff through the School of Population Health’s Health Studies program. QADREC was established in 1996 as a co-operative...
There are a range of legal structures which may be suitable for Queensland not-for-profit community groups. The four main options are: an incorporated association: Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (QLD) and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (QLD) a company limited by guarantee:...
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Michael Greco, Care Opinion Australia

Care Opinion is an independent, not-for-profit new web site which enables people to post their experiences of local social care services online, and in public (eg aged care, youth and disability care). ...

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