Links to more information
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) The premier research institution on drugs and alcohol in Australia, recognised internationally. NDARC collaborates with medicine, psychology, social science and other schools of the University of NSW, as well as with a range of other institutions and individuals in Australia and overseas. http://www.ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au
Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) A non-government, not-for-profit organisation aiming to help prevent alcohol and other drug problems, and reduce alcohol and other drug harms. http://www.adf.org.au
NSW Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy (Druginfo) The official NSW Government website on drug issues. http://www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au
Drug info at the local library Includes a list of resources available at NSW public libraries, as well as links to drug info sites. http://www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au
Alcohol & Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) The peak, national, non-government organisation representing the interests of Australian alcohol and other drugs sector, providing a national voice for people working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. http://www.adca.org.au
Australian Drug Law Reform Association Lobbying for policy based on harm minimisation strategies. http://www.home.vicnet.net.au/~adlrf/. Also Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform, http://www.ffdlr.org.au.
NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA) Funded primarily by the NSW Health Department, NUAA provides education, practical support, information and advocacy to users of illicit drugs, their friends, and allies. Site includes pdf copies of the quarterly magazine User’s News. http://www.nuaa.org.au
Erowid An online library of information about psychoactive plants and chemicals and related topics. The info on the site is a compilation of the experiences of many individuals including users, parents, health professionals, and researchers. http://www.erowid.org
The Drug Reform Co-ordination Network (DRCNet) is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system. This site has links to a variety of research. http://www.druglibrary.net/default.htm
International Harm Reduction Association Promoting evidence-based harm reduction policies on a global basis. http://www.ihra.net
International Narcotics Control Board. The independent and quasi-judicial control organ monitoring the implementation of the United Nations drug control conventions. http://www.incb.org/incb/index.html
Reach Out! Aims to inspire young people to help themselves through tough times.. http://www.reachout.com.au.. (An initiative of the Inspire Foundation, http://www.inspire.org.au).
Youth Drug Support (YDS), interactive site, web info. Whether it’s about drugs or alcohol, sex or sexuality or if you’re just having a rough time; you’ll find honest answers to help you make some good choices. http://www.yds.org.au/
Sexual Health sextxt™ Web info or through SMS: confidential help and advice about sex and sexual health http://www.sextxt.org.au./
Mental Health Access Line A 24 hour phone line for referral to mental health services in NSW: 1300 369 968
GROW Self-help groups for people with a mental health issues, based on the 12-step model. http://www.grow.net.au. Phone 02 6621 3737 for info about Northern NSW groups.
Mental Illness with Problematic Drug or Alcohol Use (MIDAS) An excellent site with information for, and about, people with a dual diagnosis. Includes links for treatment, training and research; also pdf info sheets. http://www.swsahs.nsw.gov.au/areaser/midas/default.asp
Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) The peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector. http://www.mhca.org.au.
SANE Australia A national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness – through campaigning, education and research. http://www.sane.org. FAQ about mental illness http://www.sane.org/philaform/sane_helpline.html. SANE helpline Phone 1800 187 263
Living Life to the Full An interactive program developed by a Scottish psychiatrist and based on cognitive behavioural therapy. Aimed to help people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. http://www.livinglifetothefull.com
Moodgym An interactive site, giving cognitive behavioural coping strategies. Although aimed at young people with depression, it can be beneficial for most people. http://www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
beyondblue A national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. A very good info site, including fact sheets on anti-depressants and other depression- related topics. http://www.beyondblue.org.au
Black Dog Institute An educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders. It is attached to the Prince of Wales Hospital and affiliated with the University of NSW. Good site for info about depression and bipolar disorder. http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (Crufad) Based at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and affiliated with the University of NSW. Has a useful self-help section, as well as research and info for clinicians. http://www.crufad.org
Hepatitis C Council of NSW: https://www.hep.org.au/
ACON is a health promotion organisation with a focus on HIV/AIDS: www.acon.org.au
Albion St Centre. A multidisciplinary centre in Sydney dealing with HIV/AIDS and Hep C treatment and education: http://thealbioncentre.org.au/