Federal Government Sites
Australian Alcohol Guidelines
Australian Drug Information Network
Australian Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Alcohol Campaign
National Health and Medical Research Council
State and Territory Government Sites
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia
Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation
Australian Drug Foundation
Australian National Council on Drugs
Centre for Youth Drug Studies
Community Alcohol Action Network
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Indigenous Australian Alcohol and Other Drug Databases
National Drug and Alcohol Research Council
Register of Australian Drug and Alcohol Research
Neighbourhood Justice Centre Collingwood
Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)
This site offers internet-based alcohol and drug information including dual diagnosis, resources for schools (parents, students, teachers), multicultural services, young people and links to sites around the world offering access to research, resources and services.
Australian Drug Foundation
This website provide easy access to information about alcohol and other drugs, and drug prevention including current events, media coverage about alcohol and other drugs and some contact telephone numbers for information and counselling, as well as links to other sites.
Reconnexion is a statewide counselling and telephone information service that specialises in the treatment of tranquiliser dependency (Benzodiazepines and analgesics), anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and panic attacks. The Reconnexion website offers fact sheets plus information about group therapy programs and counselling services. Education and training opportunities are listed for health professionals.
Many websites for people with mental health issues have sections for families, friends and carers but there is also a dedicated organisation:
ARAFEMI (Association of Relatives and Friends of the Emotionally and Mentally Ill)
ARAFEMI Carer Helpline 1300 550 265
9am- 5pm, Monday to Friday
This is a well known organization and their website offers links, information, resources, a regular newsletter, workshops, research, an events calendar and more. The helpline also provides free, confidential information, support, referral, and education options for family, carers, and friends of people with a mental illness. Health professionals and other interested groups may also use this service to find out about supporting families and carers in the community. The people answering the phone are trained, supervised and supported by ARAFEMI Family Support staff.