Welcome to Community Door's information portal about alcohol and other drugs (AOD).

The problematic use of alcohol and drugs is a public health issue. It can damage people’s health and wellbeing, have a severe negative impact on families and reduce life opportunities for people.

Ensuring Queenslanders experiencing the problematic use of alcohol or other drugs can access help and support is important.

This Queensland Government website provides information on alcohol, drug and tobacco use, as well as where to seek treatment and help.

Insight is a Queensland Health initiative aimed at building a capable, confident and connected AOD workforce. They are a leading provider of alcohol and other drug training, education, information and advice, as well as other workforce development services for Queensland. Insight has developed a range of training tools that are free for Queensland based workers from the alcohol and drug, mental health, hospital, community health and non-government sectors.

Dovetail is another initiative of the Queensland Government supporting the youth alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. They provide clinical advice and professional support to workers, services and communities who engage with young people affected by alcohol and other drugs.

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation representing the views of the non-government alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. QNADA supports member agencies to deliver high quality services to individuals, families and communities affected by problematic use of alcohol and other drugs. QNADA has developed a service finder for the sector.

Australian Government website healthdirect provides information on the health effects of drug and alcohol use.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working in the AOD field.

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The Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) Sector Collaboration survey aims to assist Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) to gain a better understanding of support provided to AOD clients from non AOD services. By completing this survey, your responses will be used to help QNADA...
Queenslanders struggling with alcohol and drugs will be able to access all their treatment options in one place thanks to a new website. Queensland Health has launched its new Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) website, providing a suite of information and resources for individuals,...
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The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation representing the views of the non-government alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. QNADA supports member agencies to deliver high quality services to individuals, families and communities affected by...
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Legal Aid Queensland has published a series of captioned recordings about their services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. The next webinar is Child Protection - the law and...
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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...
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...

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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...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
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...
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...
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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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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