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ADAC News ArCHIVE

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2nd International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Policy and Practise Around the World.

2nd International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Policy and Practise Around the World. Flyer
The Director and Office Manager attended the Conference March 7th-10th There were over 1,200 delegates from 14 countries at this event, such as Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Holland and South Africa to name a few. By the way they estimate there is currently 300,000 people in Canada with FASD, which to me indicates Australia, would have similar levels albeit hidden and unrecognized.
2nd International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Policy and Practise Around the World.

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ADAC engage in professional development

2006 saw ADAC engage in professional development for a number of staff.
ADAC engage in professional development

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Certificate 111 in Business

Our Administration Officer is no longer a trainee Congradulations Tamara
Certificate 111 in Business

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Rio Tinto Challenge cup


Rio Tinto Challenge cup

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Another Certificate IV


Another Certificate IV

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Co-morbidity Grants for AOD NGO Services

The Department of Health & Ageing has advised that the capacity building grants under the Improved Services for People with Drug and Alcohol Problems and Mental Illness (Improved Services) measure will be advertised this weekend and that they will be holding information sessions across Australia in late June and in the first half of July for potential applicants.


Co-morbidity Grants for AOD NGO Services

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Breaking the Cycle new Initiative SA Aboriginal and Cultural Festival Moonta SA 28th-30th September.

Mr Scott Wilson, the Director of the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Inc and State spokesperson for the SA Aboriginal and Cultural Festival, today called on people in the Yorke Peninsula region to attend the Festival to be run over the Grand Final weekend.
Breaking the Cycle new Initiative SA Aboriginal and Cultural Festival Moonta SA 28th-30th September.

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THE NEW LOOK ABORIGINAL CULTURAL AND SPORT FESTIVAL

The South Australian Aboriginal Cultural and Sport Festival, was held at Moonta over the Labour Day holiday weekend 28th to the 30th September 2007. The new look Festival attracted funding from the Social Inclusion Unit as an initiative under The Breaking the Cycle program and also from the Australian Government Department DCITA. The festival attracted around 6,000 people over the two and half days. 


THE NEW LOOK ABORIGINAL CULTURAL AND SPORT FESTIVAL

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Winners

Netball final
Winners

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Footy Team


Footy Team

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ADAC Sponsor Cricket


ADAC Sponsor Cricket

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Annual Report for 2006 - 2007

ADAC Annual Report
Annual Report 06/07 If you want to download the report please click on blue button labeled Resources at top of menu. Then at the left of screen in select under Red Select A Resource Type. Select Annual Reports and a list of our Annual Reports is on the left.
Annual Report for 2006 - 2007

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Australian Government Say Sorry To Stolen Generations

Kevin Rudd Australian Prime Minister Says Sorry to the Stolen Generations. Georgina Williams opened the Ceremony in Adelaide at Elder Park. A Celebration by all. ADAC ran its famous BBQ to start up the Breakfast Celebration. Many Elders were heard saying they never thought they would see this day.
Australian Government Say Sorry To Stolen Generations

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ADAC Comes with BBQ

ADAC staff attended sorry day and put on Breakfast
ADAC Comes with BBQ

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Sorry


Sorry

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Sorry Crowd


Sorry Crowd

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Sorry Crowd


Sorry Crowd

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Sorry BBQ


Sorry BBQ

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ADAC BBQ


ADAC BBQ

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ADAC Meth Site

Please Refresh your page on computer then you can see the Article written about our new comic. Select the Meth Monster on front page and you automatically go to our Don't mess with Meth website A Comic about Crystal Meth produced by the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. (ADAC) ADAC have produced this comic due to the rising incidence of drug usage involving Methamphetamine. They are called a range of names such as crystal, meth, ice, whiz, speed, gear, to name a few. It its critical that information about the health and social consequences of usage of this drug are developed and distributed within the Indigenous community.
ADAC Meth Site

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AER Foundation Will be here 7th May in Adelaide for workshop.

AERF
The Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation (AER) is committed to further supporting Grantee organisations and Stakeholders through the provision of “Grant Submission and Report Writing” opportunities that directly support the core work of your organisation and your staff. AER is preparing a second series of Grant Submission and Report Writing workshops at various locations around Australia. Please refer to Workshop outline. The one day workshops will provide you and your key staff and managers with an opportunity to build your expertise in applying for and managing of grants with the support of peer organisations. 7th April in Adelaide For further information, please contact Julianne Blanch julianne.blanch@aerf.com.au
AER Foundation Will be here 7th May in Adelaide for workshop.

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The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05

This booklet summarises the results of a study by Collins and Lapsley (2007) that estimates the social costs of drug abuse in Australia in the financial year 2004/05, with drugs including alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs.
The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05

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Isabell Norvil's 70yr Birthday

You made it
Isabell Norvil's 70yr Birthday

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Happy Birthday Isabell

Happy Birthday Isabell
Happy Birthday Isabell

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State AAOD Conference Grannies Group and ADAC

Isabell Norvil opened Conference
State AAOD Conference Grannies Group and ADAC

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Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement


Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement

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Director ADAC and Grannies Group


Director ADAC and Grannies Group

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FASD is a window through which to view the state of our world. While it has a profound impact on individual, families and all aspects of society, it is also a stimulus for change
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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ADAC staff visit Mobilong Goal for Drug Action Week also Reconciliation

Scott, Byron, and Isabella and Geoff also Scekar and Coralie from DASSA visit the jail
ADAC staff visit Mobilong Goal for Drug Action Week also Reconciliation

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SBS to Screen a Program on FAS

SBS to Screen a Program on FAS
SBS to screen a program on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder SBS television will screen a program on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder produced by the Rural Health Education Foundation at 1.00pm on Monday 23 June. The program titled "Drinking for Two?" is a half-hour documentary which poses the question "Is it safe to drink at all while you're pregnant?" The program profiles a number of people affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, along with their families. It illustrates the issues for children, adults and Indigenous communities in particular. The program is presented by Julie McCrossin, former presenter of ABC Radio National's Life Matters, and includes experts Professor Elizabeth Elliot (The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW), Ms Lorian Hayes (National Indigenous Australian Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Education Network) and Dr Lara Wieland (Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre, QLD). "Drinking for Two?" can be experienced online via video web streaming and audio podcast and is also available for purchase from the Rural Health Education Foundation. For more information, go to www.rhef.com.au/programs/708/708.html
SBS to Screen a Program on FAS

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Maralinga Bombs Lest we forget

The Poster was a combination of three separate Painting
These Posters were made early 2008.
Maralinga Bombs Lest we forget

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State Substance Use conference with ADAC & Grannies Group

Monday 19th Thursday 22nd May 2008 Members of ADAC joined with the Grannies to talk about what we have done and how we can assist each other there were a number of recommendations that came out of the State meeting.
State Substance Use conference with ADAC & Grannies Group

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National Child Protection Week

Make your influence positive
National Child Protection Week

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL & SPORT FESTIVAL 2008 FOOTBALL / NETBALL PRESENTATION NIGHT


SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL & SPORT FESTIVAL 2008 FOOTBALL / NETBALL PRESENTATION NIGHT

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CONGRATULATIONS! PORT AUGUSTA FOOTBALL TEAM

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PORT AUGUSTA FOOTBALL TEAM TRIUMPH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 30 YEARS OF THE SA ABORIGINAL SPORTS FESTIVAL TAKING HOME THE WINNIE BRANSON CUP.
CONGRATULATIONS! PORT AUGUSTA FOOTBALL TEAM

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Congratulations Kaurna

KAURNA WOMEN NOT TO BE OUTDONE WIN BOTH THE A AND B GRADE NETBALL AND ALSO THE JOSIE AGIUS CUP. Congradulations Kaurna
Congratulations Kaurna

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The Spirit Festival 2008

The Aboriginal Drug and Drug Council (SA) Inc. Would like to present “The Spirit Festival” Building on the successful South Australian Aboriginal Cultural & Sports Festival 2007 in Moonta Last year. The First component of the “The Spirit Festival” was held earlier in October. ADAC is proud to present the second component of the “The Spirit Festival” It will be held Elder Park Adelaide over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of December 2008. Please go to link below to “The Spirit Festival”
The Spirit Festival 2008

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SORRY SONG

I was Privileged to meet Kerry Fletcher. She is the composer and singer of the Sorry Song. She said I could put a link on ADAC Web page. Kerry also told me that the Stolen Generations Alliance has a great web page where you can actually down song and Lyrics. Lowitja O'Donoghu is Patron of The Stolen Generations Alliance. Lowitja O'Donoghu has just been the Patron for the Spirit Festival 2008 held on the 13th and 14th of December 2008. Thank-you from ADAC.
SORRY SONG

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Anita Shows off Snake


Anita Shows off Snake

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Festival Festival

The Spirit Festival begins
Festival Festival

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Jessica and Tammy


Jessica and Tammy

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Owl


Owl

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ADAC Annual Report 07/08

Check out our Annual report for last year. See what ADAC staff did last year.
ADAC Annual Report 07/08

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AER Foundation Chair Retires. Scott Wilson Appointed Chair

AER FOUNDATION CHAIR, PROF IAN WEBSTER RETIRES SCOTT WILSON APPOINTED CHAIR CHERYL BART APPOINTED DEPUTY CHAIR
AER Foundation Chair Retires. Scott Wilson Appointed Chair

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Wine discounting 'Targets' Aborigines

The Australian Local Wine discounting `targets' Aborigines Paul Toohey 289 words 1 April 2009 The Australian 1 - All-round Country 8 English Copyright 2009 News Ltd. All Rights Reserved WOOLWORTHS liquor outlets in Darwin are selling cleanskin wine at $3.97 a bottle in a move the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation claims is targeted at Aboriginal drinkers. The new chairman of the AERF, Scott Wilson, says heavy discounting by Woolworths is doing nothing to curtail Aboriginal binge-drinking. ``You'd think in the Northern Territory they'd definitely be targeting Aboriginal people, and people from a low socio-economic background,'' said Mr Wilson. ``It's almost as cheap as a big bottle of Coke.'' The $3.97 cleanskins had until last week also been available in Alice Springs and Katherine -- two towns affected by cheap wine and violence. John Boffa, of Alice Springs' People's Alcohol Action coalition, complained to the Northern Territory's Licensing Division about the cleanskins. When it investigated, it found they were back at $5.97. The group believes that price is still too low. They have succeeded in advocating that certain cheap liquor, including cask wine, should not be available in Alice Springs until after 6pm. But the cleanskins had escaped their notice. ``This cleanskin thing is new to us,'' Dr Boffa said. ``The industry is always one step ahead of everyone else.'' Woolworths media relations manager Benedict Brook said there had been a recent nationwide promotion on cleanskins. ``This was to enable our customers in the NT, the vast majority of whom drink responsibly, to access the good prices available elsewhere in the country,'' Mr Brook said. ``However, we have worked extremely closely with the NT Liquor Commission and other bodies to remove certain lines from our stores in the Territory, including many of our cask wines and flagons.'' AUS-20090401-1-008-819847 Document AUSTLN0020090331e54100034
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Expo

Young Male MC Jordi Perry and Gavin Wanganeen Were the MC's for the Youth Expo held in April. On Wednesday 1st April , a gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth converged on The Shores Function Centre, West Beach to come together to express their ideas and views, share information and have a deadly day of fun, entertainment, learning and enjoyment as part of National Youth Week 2009.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Expo

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Artwork at the Youth Expo

Henna Tatoo
Artwork at the Youth Expo

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Katie has a fun day at Youth Expo


Katie has a fun day at Youth Expo

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Helper's at Youth Expo


Helper's at Youth Expo

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Joshua and Friends at Youth Expo


Joshua and Friends at Youth Expo

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Rio Tinto Indigenous Lands Challenge Cup


Rio Tinto Indigenous Lands Challenge Cup

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Jimmy's Graduate Diploma


Jimmy's Graduate Diploma

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Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)

Well Done Jimmy You have received your Graduate Diploma


Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)

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ADAC Staff still Training

ADAC start attended a Program Management Course for Two days that the AER Foundation ran.
ADAC Staff still Training

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ADAC New Phone 0883627540

ADAC has moved everything across the road to 54 King William Street Kent Town. The New ADAC phone number is 83627540 Peoples mobile numbers are still the same Things are changing at ADAC. Please ring and let us know you still want to have the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. More information about what we are going through, will be on our web page. please ring to give us your support. Also email would be great also
ADAC New Phone 0883627540

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ABC News Drug Council under threat

The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council in South Australia says it is threatened with closure if it loses $700,000 in annual funding. The Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health has given the Council 20 days to outline why it should keep being funded, because it is running at a loss. Council director Scott Wilson says it is the only such Aboriginal body fighting substance misuse in Australia and feels that it is being betrayed by the Federal Government. "At the end of the day it's about an Aboriginal solution to Aboriginal problems and we would've thought that organisations like the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health would've actually been prepared to walk with us on that journey rather than turn around and basically threaten our very existence," he said. " I can't remember the last time we saw a project officer or anyone else from that department actually come and visit. "We were basically just left out there like a shag on a rock and when we got into a bit of problems there was no help from the agency that was set up supposedly to help around Aboriginal health and substance abuse."
ABC News Drug Council under threat

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Opening Speech By Scott Wilson at the “Beyond 2008”

Opening Speech By Scott Wilson at the “Beyond 2008” Global NGO Forum on the Review of the United Nations Special Assembly on Drugs (UNGASS) Vienna July 6th - 9th 2008 Good Morning, My name is Scott Wilson and I am the Director of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council in South Australia. Delegates, distinguished guests I would like to thank the organisers of “Beyond 2008”, Madame Tongue, Mr Costa, Mr Perron, and David Turner, along with Garth Popple and Ross Bell for acknowledging that for too long Indigenous people at important events such as this have either been forgotten or excluded by omission. By allowing myself as an Indigenous Australian and my Indigenous brother Phillip from New Zealand to take up a few precious minutes allocated to the Australian and New Zealand presentation, I believe sends a strong message that for too long we have collectively shared a disproportionate burden in the field of addiction and as this gathering is about a new beginning it is great to start the journey forward together. Just over a decade ago the Australian Prime Minister appointed me as the first Indigenous Australian onto the newly formed principal government advisory body on illicit drugs – the ANCD and as Garth will report, in that time things have gone from forward albeit at different paces. So to be here today a decade later is an honour and along with others I look forward to discussions that will feed into the UNGASS process. With nearly 50% of indigenous Australian youth in juvenile detention we acknowledge that drugs of addiction are a social/medical issue and with the pillars of Harm Minimisation at its core we can bring about lasting benefits for society as a whole and in particular for Indigenous people. Thank you
Opening Speech By Scott Wilson at the “Beyond 2008”

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“Closing the Gap” the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) is about to further “WIDEN THE GAP” 1st Installment

As the RUDD Government goes about “Closing the Gap” the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) is about to further “WIDEN THE GAP” by De funding the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC).
“Closing the Gap” the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) is about to further “WIDEN THE GAP” 1st Installment

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Community Control and what does it mean? 2nd Installment

Community control has its roots in Aboriginal peoples right to self-determination. It means that your group has ongoing community input and ownership.
Community Control and what does it mean? 2nd Installment

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ADAC New Address, Phone, and Fax Number

ADAC's New Details. Address 54 King William Street Kent Town 5067 Ph: 08 8362 7540 Fax: 08 8362 3392
ADAC New Address, Phone, and Fax Number

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Kalparrin told the Newspaper at Murray Bridge About ADAC

In Danger of losing their voice thankyou Kalparrin Sad News to report Robert Rigney passed away this morning. Friday 14th August
Kalparrin told the Newspaper at Murray Bridge About ADAC

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Please Join ADAC's facebook

ADAC has set up a Face Book page please join We have 600 people on face book after a week that have joined us. Keep up the Rage
Please Join ADAC's facebook

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DoHA JUDGE, JURY and EXECUTIONER

17 August 2009 The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) act as JUDGE, JURY and EXECUTIONER in treatment of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc (ADAC).
DoHA JUDGE, JURY and EXECUTIONER

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Sports Carnival will be at Port Augusta this year

The carnival is happening! YES! IT'S HAPPENING @ PORT AUGUSTA 2 - 5 OCTOBER 2009 FOOTBALL @ Central Oval NETBALL @ Netball Courts NOMINATION FEES APPLY HURRY! LIMITED TEAM NUMBERS CONTACT: Markeeta Stuart or Lavene Ngatokorua Phone (08) 8642 2433 Email: tjiwiru@bigpond.com.au THIS IS A DRUG + ALCOHOL FREE EVENT
Sports Carnival will be at Port Augusta this year

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Alcohol Awareness Campaign Targets Indigenous Youth

Goolarri Media and the Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation (AER) launched a new alcohol awareness campaign. The campaign consists of four television commercials and corresponding radio commercials that aim to raise awareness around the issue of risky drinking, specifically targeting Indigenous youth of the Kimberley region in WA. The commercials can be viewed on the AER website:
Alcohol Awareness Campaign Targets Indigenous Youth

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World FASD DAY

ADAC resources about FASD
This is one day in the year when we can teach people that this is the only disease that is 100% preventable. "None For Nine Months" Find ADAC Resources: Poster, flipchart, Booklet. in the ADAC Shop. The government is slowly beginning to accept that this is a preventable real problem in Australia. http://www.adac.bigcartel.com/
World FASD DAY

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NUNGA LITTLE ATHLETIC'S DAY FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER @ SANTOS STADIUM

Hey help us spread the word around - everywhere! NUNGA LITTLE ATHLETIC'S DAY is an event for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, youth aged 3 - 15 years old age to come together, 'have a go' at different track and field events - and have a BALL.. Now in it’s third year, the NUNGA LITTLE ATHLETICS DAY is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children & youth to get together, have a go at various athletics events (track & field as in the Olympics) with some basic training in the morning. Older children aged 8 and above can have a go at the medal events in the afternoon. It’s all happening on FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER @ SANTOS STADIUM We need names, ages of all children that wish to participate so as to schedule the events, organise catering, showbags - so parents, caregivers, AEWs, teachers get your registrations in BEFORE FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER GET REGISTRATION FORMS FROM E-Mail: nunga.athletes@gmail.com WEBSITE http://www.salaa.org.au - go to the ‘NEWS’ link. If you know of families without access to the internet, or a printer- ask the school, AEW to assist SEND REGISTRATION FORMS ASAP TO: E-MAIL: nunga.athletes@gmail.com FAX: (08) 8352 8155 POST: Box 146 TORRENSVILLE PLAZA SA 5031 CONTACT NUMBERS – EVENT & SA LITTLE ATHLETICS ASSOC Jeremy Johncock -Office for Recreation & Sport - (08) 7424 7607 Pam Sard - SA Little Athletics Assoc - (08) 8352 8133
NUNGA LITTLE ATHLETIC'S DAY FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER @ SANTOS STADIUM

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ADAC Has Moved


ADAC Has Moved

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ADAC NEW ADDRESS


ADAC NEW ADDRESS

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Healing Our Spirit Worldwide 2010

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide is an Indigenous cultural celebration that will focus on successes, wise practices and common issues in health, healing and addictions within Indigenous communities. The Sixth Gathering will radiate the wisdom of our kupuna (elders) and the aloha of the land and the Indigenous people of ka pae ‘aina Hawai‘i. The 2010 gathering in Honolulu will continue the tradition of HOSW—to strengthen and heal Indigenous families and communities worldwide.
Healing Our Spirit Worldwide 2010

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ADAC Has Moved


ADAC Has Moved

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NIDAC Inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference.

NIDAC 2010 LISTENING, LEARNING & LEADING 16-18TH JUNE 2010 ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE SOUTH AUSTRALIA Across Australia, there are a number of people, organisations and communities working together to address Indigenous alcohol and drug issues and associated harm. Recognising that harmful alcohol and other drug use contributes significantly to the poor health outcomes of Indigenous Australians, the continuing capacity and quality of these efforts is contingent on learning good practices and skills, building a local workforce and strengthening Indigenous communities to respond effectively. The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference aims to assist and contribute to further develop the capacity of those working to address these harms in meaningful and practical ways. The Conference will also showcase and celebrate the quiet efforts and achievements of those striving to improve the health and well being of our communities. It is a time for listening, learning and leading the way on what can be accomplished on this important health and social issue within Australia. "Calling for Abstracts" click on link to website link.
NIDAC Inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference.

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NIDAC Grants for Worker Subsidy for rural and remote workers

Worker Subsidy Grants for rural and remote workers to attend the Inaugural National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference (NIDAC 2010) "Listening, Learning and Leading" 16 – 18 June 2010 Adelaide Convention Centre, SA CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - CLOSE 15 MARCH NIDAC has funding to support workers from rural and remote areas to attend the NIDAC Conference. NIDAC recognises there are individuals in rural and remote Australia working to address harmful Indigenous alcohol and drug use who often find it difficult to take up opportunities that assist them in keeping abreast of the latest knowledge and best practices being used within the field across Australia. Workers are also often isolated from other workers in the AOD sector. To support these workers who otherwise may not be able to attend the Conference, applications are now being accepted. As funding is limited and NIDAC wants to support as many workers as possible to attend the Conference, workers will need to demonstrate that their employer is also contributing to the costs associated with attending the Conference. A letter of support will also be required from the worker’s employer.
NIDAC Grants for Worker Subsidy for rural and remote workers

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National Compact Partners

The National Compact reflects the commitment of the Government and the Third (not-for-profit) Sector to find new and better ways to work together. This collaborative relationship will allow us to work on the challenges we face, build a stronger Third Sector in Australia and through this, drive innovation, wellbeing and sustainability in our communities.
National Compact Partners

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National Youth Week Launch

There are spaces on the bus you need to contact Katie and a consent form that needs to be signed. Bus needs to be finalised tomorrow. (Wed)
National Youth Week Launch

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Cutain Raiser to Adelaide Crows Vs Brisbane Lions

Cutain Raiser to Adelaide Crows Vs Brisbane Lions
Come and Watch and Support
Cutain Raiser to Adelaide Crows Vs Brisbane Lions

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ADAC Director and Makin Tracks project Officer Are Graduates.

Scott Wilson ADAC Director and Warren Miller Makin Tracks Project Officer Graduated and got their Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Subuse) at Sydney University.
ADAC Director and Makin Tracks project Officer Are Graduates.

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Events for 2011

Events for 2011
Events for 2011

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ATSI Youth Expo 2010

ATSI Youth Expo 2010
Please contact Katie Perry for Information. Ph 0433 998 634
ATSI Youth Expo 2010

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Jordi Opening


Jordi Opening

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Katie


Katie

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The Director of ADAC and others talk about Indigenous incareration rates

The Director of ADAC and others talk about Indigenous incareration rates
The Director of ADAC and others talk about Indigenous incareration rates

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AERF GRANT ROUNDS NOW OPEN

AERF GRANT ROUNDS NOW OPEN: Conference Attendance Grants – closing 30 September 2010 Innovative Project Grants – closing 30 September 2010 Do you want to attend the APSAD Conference Do you have you got a neat idea for people in you community that $20,000 will help make a reality. Please ring AERF if you having hassles down loading forms off AERF Website Call (02) 6122 8600
AERF GRANT ROUNDS NOW OPEN

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None for Nine - World FASD day

Nine For Nine
ADAC has produced a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) poster ready for world FASD day September 9th Click on the poster image above for a larger version.
None for Nine - World FASD day

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WORLD FASD DAY

Hi Today is world FASD DAY FASD is 100% preventable Please ring ADAC to Find out more information out About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
WORLD FASD DAY

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ADAC AGM

ADAC will be having our AGM 28th-29th August. The AGM will be held at Coorinda Hall Corner Commercial Road and Flinders Terrace Port Augusta. See you there. ADAC will be having our AGM in August this year the Auditor has done our Finances for last financial year ending 30th June. Great News in our Annual Report we succeeded in saving money after our stressful year. ADAC has survived we are just waiting for our funding body to accept the financial report and fund us for the rest of the financial year. Well done ADAC!
ADAC AGM

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2010 Annual Report

ADAC Annual Report
2010 Annual Report

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Rio-Tinto Aboriginal Lands Challenge Cup Sat July 2nd

APY versus MT LANDS SATURDAY July 2 2011 Gates open 4pm First bounce 4.05pm Curtain raiser to Adelaide v Fremantle One country, one game, one mob
Rio-Tinto Aboriginal Lands Challenge Cup Sat July 2nd

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Events in 2011

2011 Events National Sorry Day National Families Week 2011 Reconciliation Week 2011 Drug Action Week NAIDOC Week 2011 International FASD Day 2011 World Aids Day 2011
Events in 2011

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Hepatitis Awareness Week 24th July to 30th July 2011

Hepatitis Awareness Week 24th July to 30th July 2011 "Love Your Liver" www.hepccouncilsa.asn.au
Hepatitis Awareness Week 24th July to 30th July 2011

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Board OF Management Governance Training 28/6/2011

ADAC Board OF Management Governance Training took place on th 28th June
Board OF Management Governance Training 28/6/2011

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TAX DAY OF ACTION

A coalition of Australia’s leading health bodies will today converge on Parliament House to call on the Federal Government to put alcohol pricing on the agenda of the upcoming Federal Tax Forum in October.
TAX DAY OF ACTION

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Alcohol Guidelines To Reduce The Lifetime Health Risks From Drinking Alcohol

“Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce The Lifetime Health Risks From Drinking Alcohol adapted for Indigenous Communities”. As part of NAIDOC Week, the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) launched its revised resource on the NHMRC Australian drinking guidelines, which were developed in 2009.They are also based on the ADAC Guidelines (2004) SA, “Alcohol and Your Health; Australian Guidelines for Indigenous communities”.
Alcohol Guidelines To Reduce The Lifetime Health Risks From Drinking Alcohol

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The AERF is now called fare

The AERF is still around They are now called fare. They are pleased to announce a new $250,000 funding round to support community initiatives to change the way Australians drink.
The AERF is now called fare

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WHAT WE REMEMBER AND ALCOHOL GUIDELINES LAUNCH

ADAC Launched the Alcohol Guidelines. ADAC and the Alzheimer's also launched What we remember package.

Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce The Lifetime Health Risks From Drinking Alcohol adapted for Indigenous Communities.


WHAT WE REMEMBER AND ALCOHOL GUIDELINES LAUNCH

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ADAC Would Like To Wish You A Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We will be closed from December the 23rd 2011 until January the 4th 2012.

We would like to wish yu all a safe and enjoyable break and a prosperous and happy new year.


ADAC Would Like To Wish You A Merry Christmas

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July 2010 - June 2011 Annual Report

Annual Report

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July 2010 - June 2011 Annual Report

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ADAC lead the way with Guidelines App.

Mr Scott Wilson, the Director of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc at yesterdays forum, held in Melbourne which examined the role of the Guidelines in reducing risky alcohol consumption in Australia released the first phone app targeting Aboriginal Australians.

"Mr Wilson said that it was the first of its kind in Australia that is using modern technology to get a health message to Aboriginal people Australia wide”. ADAC has used the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol and made them into a culturally appropriate mobile website app.

The mobile website app is based on the ADAC produced Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce the Lifetime Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol, which Drinkwise had provided funding for in 2010.

Mr Wilson said that “it was and exciting development in ensuring that the Alcohol guidelines could a great tool the Indigenous alcohol and drug workers would have wherever they worked in Australia on their phones or other media such as IPADS or tablets.

The mobile friendly website app can be viewed at guidelines.adac.org.au

Or visit adac.org.au/guidelines for more information.


ADAC lead the way with Guidelines App.

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Scott Wilson and the Alcohol Guidelines Web App Featured on SBS World News

Scott Wilson, Director of ADAC and the Web App Alcohol Guidelines were featured on the 6th of March 2012 as part of a report on alcohol consumption in Australia and the demands for funding to aid in the development of further health education resources dealing with alcohol.

The Alcohol Guidelines web application was developed as part of a project by ADAC and funded by Drinkwise Australia.


Scott Wilson and the Alcohol Guidelines Web App Featured on SBS World News

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Kalparrin A Dry Argument


Kalparrin A Dry Argument

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University Graduates Today Unemployed Tomorrow

Government funding cuts see highly qualified Aboriginal alcohol and other drug AOD) workers pushed onto the scrap heap of unemployment.

The Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (ADAC) has been successfully running the only Aboriginal Police Drug Diversion program in South Australia for over 10 years. This unique culturally appropriate diversion service has bought about a difference in recidivism and non-compliance amongst Aboriginal drug users both youth and adults. But in the recent SA Health Tender process ADAC were not even shortlisted after successfully delivering services to the Aboriginal community for a decade. As state, territory and federal governments rush to Competitive Tendering.

This is resulting in Aboriginal community controlled services having the almost impossible task of Tendering against BINGOS (Big International NGO’s) who in the rush for cash undercut Aboriginal services.

On Friday 11th May, Byron, ADAC Police Drug Diversion worker graduated from Sydney University with a postgraduate award which in itself was cause for enormous pride for himself, family and ADAC, only to be unemployed by the 30th June with the Aboriginal community having no choice in services.

The same is also happening to Makin Tracks, the only mobile AOD treatment service in Australia who have been evaluated by the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University for that past 10 years were not shortlisted by Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing (DoHA) in the recent Non Government Organisation Treatment Grant Program (NGOTGP) funding round.

This is despite receiving NGOTGP funding since 1999 without any complaint from DoHA and the recent NDRI Evaluation recommending expansion of Makin Tracks not defunding.

Both have completed studies at Sydney University and have one semester to go to finish the Master in Indigenous Health only to be terminated 30th June. This will also mean that rural and remote Aboriginal communities will no longer have access to experienced and professional Aboriginal AOD specialists.

If this concerns you, please send an email or letter to the Ministers responsible whose contacts are as follows;

SA Premier Jay Weatherill cheltenham@parliament.sa.gov.au

Minister Mark Butler mailto:Mark.Butler.MP@aph.gov.au

 Postal Address: PO Box 2038 PORT ADELAIDE SA 5015


University Graduates Today Unemployed Tomorrow

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ADAC Founding CEO has Passed on

Thank for your great work Dave.

You'll be missed!


ADAC Founding CEO has Passed on

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ADAC Staff Graduate University

 

Scott Wilson ADAC CEO 
Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) with Merit

Byron Wright ADAC Police Drug Diversion

Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health (Substance Use)

Jasmin Wilson Administration

Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) 


ADAC Staff Graduate University

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RioTinto Aboriginal Lands Challenge Cup Saturday 7th July

Saturday July 7th  at 4.10pm

Jimmy and Warren will be making sure that people can get poster.

If  people want a copy please ring ADAC 8351 9031 they will run out so please ring ASAP


RioTinto Aboriginal Lands Challenge Cup Saturday 7th July

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ADAC Director - Discussing De-funding of Essential Services

 

Scott Wilson ADAC Director - Discussing De-funding of Essential Services from ADAC on Vimeo.


ADAC Director - Discussing De-funding of Essential Services

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Byron Wright - Police Drug Diversion Initiative

 

Byron Wright - Police Drug Diversion Initiative from ADAC on Vimeo.


Byron Wright - Police Drug Diversion Initiative

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Warren Miller and Jimmy Perry Discuss the Makin' Tracks program

 

Warren Miller and Jimmy Perry Discuss the Makin' Tracks program and the loss to community if it's defunded. from ADAC on Vimeo.


Warren Miller and Jimmy Perry Discuss the Makin' Tracks program

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Makin Tracks is back

Jimmy and trailor

Great News

Finally ADAC have managed to get the "Makin Tracks" project refunded by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), for the 2012 - 2013 financial year.

Jimmy has been re-employed but warren unfortunately has left to take a position at Housing SA. So Byron Wright ADAC Police Diversion Project Officer will be employed to replace Warren.

Jimmy and Byron will make a great team of dedicated Indigenous Alcohol and Drug professional both are graduates from Sydney University with Postgraduate qualifications in substance use.

This will mean the great works that Makin Tracks have provided since 1999 will continue to benefit of rural and remote Aboriginal communities in South Australia.

They went away for first trip and whoops sorry every†hing is ok. Thanks guys. keep trackin on


Makin Tracks is back

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Sister Alison Bush Medal (Indigenous achievement)

Scott Wilson 

recieved the award on the weekend

Congradulations Scott

 


Sister Alison Bush Medal (Indigenous achievement)

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20 years old and still surviving the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc celebrates its 20th Annual General Meeting

On the 28th February 1993, The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) became an incorporated body as a community controlled organisation.

ADAC was established as a peak statewide body with full statewide representation to redress these issues by providing policy, planning, research, advocacy and education and training services to its member organisations across the state of South Australia and to represent and advocate community issues to government and other key agency stakeholders.On the 28th February 1993, The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) became an incorporated body as a community controlled organisation. ADAC was established as a peak statewide body with full statewide representation to redress these issues by providing policy, planning, research, advocacy and education and training services to its member organisations across the state of South Australia and to represent and advocate community issues to government and other key agency stakeholders.

 


20 years old and still surviving the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc celebrates its 20th Annual General Meeting

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ADAC Anual report 2011-2012

Our latest annual report is available in the ADAC resources section. Click here to view our Annual Reports online.


ADAC Anual report 2011-2012

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ADAC Featured on Living Black

ADAC's Director Scott Wilson and Makin' Tracks Jimmy Perry appeared on SBS TV's Living Black, speaking about the problem of Meth abuse in Aboriginal communities.


ADAC Featured on Living Black

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Healthy lives start in backyard

A suburban back shed has become the unlikely location for a successful program that is improving young people's health.

 

Aboriginal teenagers are being trained in fitness and nutrition to help prevent heart disease and reduce anti-social behaviour.

The shed behind a house at Athol Park in Adelaide's western suburbs has been transformed into a fully-functional gym.

After helping one of his friends lose 70 kilograms, Scott Weinert decided to put his knowledge to wider use, opening his home to Aboriginal youth to teach them about healthy living.

"I want to educate these young fellas about the food side of things and the fitness side of things so they can take that into life and that's where you're going to bridge the gap," he said.

The qualified chef and nutritionist teamed up with personal trainer Cameron McKinnon to kit out the shed.

Most of the money for the equipment has come from donations and fundraising.

"A lot of time's gone into this, you know, it's not something that's providing income or a job for anybody," Cameron McKinnon said.


Healthy lives start in backyard

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Scott Wilson and Jimmy Perry appear on SBS Living Black

Scott Wilson (ADAC Director) and Jimmy Perry (Makin' Tracks Project Officer) appeared on SBS Living Black aired on 20th March 2013. The segment focused on Meth use in Aboriginal communities and featured the Don't Mess With Meth comic developed by ADAC.


Scott Wilson and Jimmy Perry appear on SBS Living Black

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Geoff Well done! Diploma Of Business Administration

ADAC Administation Officer Geoffrey Hawkins has been sucessful in his Diploma.


Geoff Well done! Diploma Of Business Administration

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Sofia Well done! Diploma of Business Administration


Sofia Well done! Diploma of Business Administration

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Merry Christmas

The ADAC Board of Management and Staff of ADAC

 

Wishyou a Merry Christmas

&

A Safe and Successful New Year


Merry Christmas

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2012-2013 Annual Report ABORIGINAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNCIL (SA) INC


2012-2013 Annual Report ABORIGINAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNCIL (SA) INC

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Great News everyone Its Official

The ADAC led consortium, which includes the Aboriginal Health Council SA (AHCSA) and Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS). The Consortium have been recommended by the Commonwealth Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, MP, as the preferred provider for the North West region of SA Residential Rehabilitation facility.

 

This is a huge bonus for the region and also for the Aboriginal led consortium. We are looking forward to working with everyone in the region to ensure that the Residential Rehabilitation is developed and operated for the benefit of Aboriginal people across SA in dealing with alcohol and other drugs.

 

We know its going to be hard work for awhile to get everything up and running but we know that we are up to the challenge and look forward to the facility being opened in the 2014/2015 financial year.

 

We will endeavour to keep people updated on progress via our website and again I would like to congratulate the Consortium members the start of a successful outcome

 

Cheers

 

Scott

ADAC Director


Great News everyone Its Official

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Jimmy Perry interviewed in Of Substance magazine

Jimmy Perry in Of Substance

Makin' Tracks Jimmy Perry was interviewed in Of Substance Magazine Vol. 12 no.1 2014. Download a PDF of the article to read all about the work Makin' Tracks is involved in.


Jimmy Perry interviewed in Of Substance magazine

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Elders Poster

 

Many Years ago when Aunty Issie was a welfare officer she was able to get a poster made about the "children" this is on the top left corner in the new poster

We wanted a poster this year After much discussion with we came up with

 

"AUNTY ISSIE SAYS PROTECT OUR CHILDREN"  

 

"AND THEY WILL PROTECT OUR CULTURE"


Elders Poster

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Rehab Naming Competition

NAMING COMPETITION

for the new Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation facility for the North West Region SA

The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc., Aboriginal Family Support Services and the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia are pleased to announce an exciting new endeavour that will benefit Port Augusta and communities in the North West region of SA in reducing the level of alcohol and other drug misuse and associated harm.

The first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility for the region is soon to be established at Ellis Close in Port Augusta, providing short term accommodation for a 12 week program that includes counselling, programs and activities.

North West Regional Residential Rehabilitation facility needs a new name, so we are inviting all members of the community to suggest one.

We invite you to enter a name for the service and you could win a prize valued at $1000!

The name should consider:

  1. The purpose of the service
  2. The service is provided for all communities in NW region of SA
  3. The service is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to address their alcohol and drug use.

Download the entry form here or visit the Rehab Website


Rehab Naming Competition

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Preventing overdose - be the voice

International Overdose Day - August 31st

International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 is approaching quickly. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 1427 Australians died of drug overdose in 2012 (most recent data available). Every one of these deaths is a family tragedy, every one preventable. Unfortunately the issue of drug overdose does not get the public attention it so obviously warrants.

Progress is being made with overdose prevention programs operating in most jurisdictions but we need them to be available to everyone who is at risk. We need to talk about overdose prevention so it becomes a part of the national dialogue.

We are encouraging as many agencies and individuals as possible to contribute to the discussion by organising events around the day. Needle and Syringe Programs, drug treatment programs, housing crisis and homelessness services, GPs, pharmacies and other related services are central to stressing overdose prevention messages.

International Overdose Awareness Day Events enable friends and family members to open up about their losses and help spread awareness of the issue. If the community understands the cost of drug overdose the issue will be recognised as a priority area for governments.

Each event organised around the day, no matter how modest in scale, raises awareness and can help save lives. Marking the day need not be complicated. For ideas on holding an event visit the International Overdose Awareness Day website at www.overdoseday.com/events/event-tips.

Wearing the silver badge shows you support overdose prevention and remembrance. Badges can be ordered at www.overdoseday.com

Updated stats are available at www.overdoseday.com/facts-stats/

Contact info@overdoseday.com if you would like any help in framing your support for International Overdose Awareness Day. Follow us on Twitter at@OverdoseDay or on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay

Contact: Royal Abbott Penington Institute

95 Drummond St, Carlton Vic 3052

r.abbott@penington.org.au or info@overdoseday.com

+61 (3) 9650 0699 or 0421 184 027


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