Alcohol resources

A list of resources – including apps, reports and publications – about alcohol.

Resources

Alcohol and Other Drugs – National quality framework mapping standards refresh

The National Quality Framework for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services sets a national quality benchmark which consumers can expect from alcohol and other drug treatment providers.

Consultation to Inform Funding for Alcohol and Other drug treatment services to support CDC trial participants

This report outlines the findings to inform the grant funding decision-making process for the delivery of alcohol and other drug treatment services for four Cashless Debit Card (CDC) trial sites: Ceduna (SA), Bundaberg-Hervey Bay (QLD), East Kimberley and the Goldfields (WA).

Improving communication, coordination and collaboration amongst alcohol and other drug treatment funders

This document looks at the improvements to the National Framework for Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Treatment. It looks at improving processes for communication, coordination, and collaboration (CCC) between and amongst alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment funders.
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Top 3 questions – Healthy lifestyle choices

Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, discusses making healthy choices, and the small steps we can take every day to enjoy a healthy life.
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Pregnancy and alcohol – a woman's perspective (Alex)

Alex, a new mother, shares her views about health professionals speaking to women about alcohol and pregnancy. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.
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Pregnancy and alcohol – a midwife's perspective

Midwife Kelly Langford shares her views about health professionals speaking to women about alcohol and pregnancy. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.

AODconnect app

AODconnect is a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The app is available on iOS and Android devices.
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GP discussing pregnancy and alcohol with women (best practice example)

This best practice example shows a general practitioner (GP) using the 5As approach (ask, assess, advise, assist and arrange) to talk about pregnancy and alcohol with a pregnant woman. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.
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Midwife discussing pregnancy and alcohol with women (best practice example)

This best practice example shows a midwife using the 5As approach (ask, assess, advise, assist and arrange) to talk about pregnancy and alcohol with a pregnant woman. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.
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Pregnancy and alcohol – a woman's perspective (Olivia)

Olivia, who is expecting her second child, shares her views about health professionals speaking to women about alcohol and pregnancy. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.
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Pregnancy and alcohol – the Australian Medical Association's perspective

Dr Steve Hambleton, a former Australian Medical Association president, talks about and supports the Women Want to Know initiative. He encourages all health professionals to discuss the risks of alcohol with pregnant women.
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Pregnancy and alcohol – a GP's perspective

General practitioner (GP) Barri Phatarfod shares her views about health professionals speaking to women about alcohol and pregnancy. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.
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Top 3 questions – The impacts of alcohol on health, how to reduce alcohol intake, and how to help someone who's struggling

Professor Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, talks about the impacts of alcohol on our health and wellbeing.
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Pregnancy and alcohol – a woman's perspective (Verity)

Verity, who is expecting her first child, shares her views about health professionals speaking to women about alcohol and pregnancy. This video is a part of the Women Want To Know initiative.

Budget 2022–⁠23: Addressing the impact of alcohol and other drugs

A Budget 2022–23 fact sheet.

National Obesity Strategy 2022–2032

The National Obesity Strategy is a 10-year framework for action to prevent, reduce, and treat, overweight and obesity in Australia. It focuses on prevention, but also includes actions to better support Australians who are living with overweight or obesity, to live their healthiest lives.

ANACAD summary of activities 2020–21

An overview of activities by the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

ANACAD summary of activities 2019–20

An overview of activities by the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Evaluation of the National Ice Action Strategy (NIAS)

This document is a response to the findings of the National Ice taskforce in 2015. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the NIAS.

National Drug Strategy 2018 Annual Report

This Annual Report is consistent with the National Drug Strategy 2017–2026.

ANACAD summary of activities 2018–19

An overview of activities by the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

National Framework for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Treatment 2019–29

This framework’s aim is that all Australians seeking alcohol and other drug treatment can access high quality treatment appropriate to their needs, when and where they need it. It includes principles for effective treatment, monitoring and evaluation.

MDAF communique – 28 November 2019

A summary of the major items discussed at the fifth MDAF meeting.

National Alcohol Strategy 2019–2028

A framework to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. It highlights possible actions at the local, state or territory and national levels.

National Quality Framework for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

This framework sets a nationally consistent quality benchmark for providers of drug and alcohol treatment services. It includes strong clinical governance requirements and a list of accreditation standards that drug and alcohol specialist treatment service providers must meet.

Trends in substance use among Australian secondary school students 1996–2017

This report presents trends data of the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey. It includes statistics on the use of tobacco, alcohol, electronic cigarettes, over-the-counter drugs, and illicit drugs, 1996–2017.

Secondary school students’ use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs in 2017

This report presents the results of the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey. It includes statistics on the use of tobacco, alcohol, electronic cigarettes, over-the-counter drugs, and illicit drugs.

National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategic Action Plan 2018–2028

This plan aims to reduce the incidence and impact of FASD in Australia. This will improve the quality of life for people living with FASD. The Plan identifies 4 national priorities and is for the period 2018 to 2028.

ANACAD summary of activities 2017–18

An overview of activities by the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

MDAF communique – 14 June 2018

A summary of the major items discussed at the fourth MDAF meeting.

ANACAD summary of activities 2016–17

An overview of activities by the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

MDAF communique – 27 November 2017

A summary of the major items discussed at the third MDAF meeting.

National Drug Strategy 2017–2026

A ten-year framework that aims to reduce and prevent the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

The grog book – strengthening indigenous community action on alcohol

The grog book is a practical guide to dealing with alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It includes case studies and ideas that can be tried out to help reduce harms caused by alcohol misuse.

Giving away the grog – Aboriginal accounts of drinking and not drinking

This book contains stories from Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and South Australia of living with and without alcohol . Find out about the different experiences people describe in the stories.

MDAF communique – 29 May 2017

A summary of the major items discussed at the second MDAF meeting.

ANACAD summary of activities 2015–16

An overview of activities by the Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) from December 2014 to 30 June 2016.

Community attitude research on alcohol and other drugs – executive report

Research into community attitudes and behaviour about illicit drug use was done to inform future policy and planning for alcohol and other drug issues. This summary report presents an overview of the findings.

Community attitude research on alcohol and other drugs – quantitative report

Research into community attitudes and behaviour about illicit drug use was done to inform future policy and planning for alcohol and other drug issues. This report outlines the quantitative research that was done and the results.

MDAF communique – 16 December 2016

A summary of the major items discussed at the first MDAF meeting.

Secondary school students’ use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs in 2014

This report presents the results of the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey. It includes statistics on the use of tobacco, alcohol, electronic cigarettes, over-the-counter drugs, illicit drugs and health services.

Community attitude research on alcohol and other drugs – qualitative report

Research into community attitudes and behaviour about illicit drug use was done to inform future policy and planning for alcohol and other drug issues. This report outlines how the qualitative research was done and the results.

Cape York Wellbeing Centres Evaluation Report

An evaluation from 2012 to 2014 assessed the Cape York Wellbeing Centres. It looked at whether the centres reduced alcohol and substance abuse and harm in the community. This 2014 report presents the findings.

New Horizons: review of alcohol and other drug treatment services

This 2014 report describes the alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment system and funding processes in Australia. It provides options for future funding that respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities.

National Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce Development Strategy 2015–2018

This strategy aims to improve the skills of the alcohol and other drug (AOD) workforce and prepare them for the future.

Study of Patient Pathways in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment

This 2014 study analyses patient journeys through drug and alcohol treatment services. It describes the different parts of the drug and alcohol systems. It also looks at how the different parts connect.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy 2014–2019

This strategy aims to reduce the harmful effects alcohol and other drugs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Quick Reference Guide to the Treatment of Alcohol Problems

This guide is for health care professionals. It includes information on assessment, treatment planning and withdrawal management.
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