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>Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is the peak body for Aboriginal health in NSW and is comprised of over 60 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations throughout the state.

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>Addiction 411

What is Meth Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, is an illegal drug – a Class II controlled substance. It belongs to a group of stimulants known as amphetamines and it has psychoactive properties. It has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Common short term effects of using meth include: an intense high, elevated levels of energy and focus, euphoria, and loss of appetite. Long term effects include: insomnia, paranoia, agitation, irritability, signs of schizophrenia, tooth decay, weight loss, and cardiovascular damage. Methamphetamine abuse has escalated since the 1980’s and in many parts of the country, especially rural areas, it represents the most serious drug problem. These trends have led to increased restrictions of the ingredients and equipment used to make meth, as well as increased penalties for manufacturers, sellers, and users of the drug.

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>Alcohol and Other Drug Council of Australia

The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) is the peak, national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector, providing a national voice for people working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.

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>Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF)

/AER was established as an independent public company in October 2001. We received a $115 million grant from the Australian Government to address prevention, treatment, research and rehabilitation for the misuse of alcohol as well as paint, petrol and glue sniffing.

 

 

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>Ausienet

Ausienet also maintains the LIFE site (Suicide Prevention) which has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gatewa

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>Australian Drug Information Network

Links to any other websites are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product, service or information by the Commonwealth. Some information on this website and linked from this website has been provided by third parties. Whilst some vetting of material is undertaken, and steps have been taken to ensure that hyperlinks are to reputable sites, the Commonwealth relies on contributors and owners of other sites to provide information that is accurate and complete. The material on this website is made available on the understanding that the Commonwealth is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice. The Commonwealth disclaims to the extent permitted by law, all liability for all claims losses expenses damages and costs the user may incur as a result of or associated with the use of the information herein for any reason whatsoever.

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>Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Welcome to the Department of Health and Aging.

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>Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing - Alcohol Resources

Alcohol The Australian Government's information site for alcohol. Here you will find information on alcohol-related health, science, news, and Australian Government policy. In everyday use alcohol, usually refers to drinks such as beer, wine, or spirits containing ethyl alcohol - a substance that can cause drunkenness and changes in consciousness, mood, and emotions. It is these intoxicating and psychoactive effects that lead to so many accidents, injuries, diseases, and disruptions in the family life of everyday Australians. Due to the different ways that alcohol can affect people, there is no amount of alcohol that can be said to be safe for everyone. People choosing to drink must realise that there will always be some risk to their health and social well-being. However, there are ways to minimise the risks. This site is designed to give Australians a basic knowledge and understanding about alcohol and its consequences in order to make informed decisions so they might minimise the risk of alcohol-related harms.

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>Australian Indigenous Health Promotion

We would really love the opportunity to further expand the network and increase our members to allow for more feedback, ideas and input concerning Indigenous health issues.

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>Australian Indigenous Health Promotion Knowledge Network

Page of links about indigenous health

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>Australian Indigenous Health Promotion Network

The Network is dedicated to improving the health of Indigenous Australians through education, professional development, mobilisation and advocacy. It is an organisation controlled by its members and is comprised of both Indigenous and non Indigenous health professionals.

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>Australian National Council on Drugs

The Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) is the principal advisory body to Government on drug policy and plays a critical role in ensuring the voice of the community is heard in relation to drug related policies and strategies. Membership of the ANCD includes people with a wide range of experience and expertise on various aspects of drug policy, such as treatment, rehabilitation, education, family counselling, law enforcement, research and work at the coalface in community organisations.

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>BEST DRUG REHABILITATION

With drug use as prevalent as it is, nearly everyone knows someone or is associated with a friend suffering from addiction. An estimated 20.4 million people in the United States used some type of illicit drug in the past 30 days, according to the latest government statistics. My name is Nathan Sims and I am the Communications Director for www.BestDrugRehabilitation.com. We have compiled one of the most extensive resources on addiction and recovery on the internet.

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>CTV BRITISH COLUMBIA

There is nothing pretty about crystal meth in terms of how it makes an addict look and and feel. No-one knows that better than Jaspaul Seehra, who works at a dental office on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In that role, he has become highly familiar to "meth mouth." "The teeth rot out to the point that little stubs are left,''he said.

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>Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia offers a range of prevention, treatment, information, education and community-based services for all South Australians.

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>Drug Dangers

Drug Dangers is committed to providing the latest information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

If you’re interested, I would love to hear your thoughts about our website. I really appreciate your time and consideration.

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>Health Encyclopedia

Welcome to Healthopedia.com, a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.

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>Health Info Net

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative web resource that makes knowledge and information on Indigenous health easily accessible to inform practice and policy. Our web resource is a 'one-stop info-shop' for people interested in improving the health of Indigenous Australians. We provide quality, up-to-date knowledge and information about many aspects of Indigenous health, and support 'yarning places' (electronic networks) that encourage information-sharing and collaboration among people working in health and related sectors.

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>Hepatitis C Council of South Australia

The Hepatitis C Counci of SA is run by a staff of ten plus numerous volunteers. Policies are set by our Board.

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>how to identify Meth labs

Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, is an illegal drug – a Class II controlled substance. It belongs to a group of stimulants known as amphetamines and it has psychoactive properties. It has a high potential for abuse and addiction. Common short term effects of using meth include: an intense high, elevated levels of energy and focus, euphoria, and loss of appetite. Long term effects include: insomnia, paranoia, agitation, irritability, signs of schizophrenia, tooth decay, weight loss, and cardiovascular damage. Methamphetamine abuse has escalated since the 1980’s and in many parts of the country, especially rural areas, it represents the most serious drug problem. These trends have led to increased restrictions of the ingredients and equipment used to make meth, as well as increased penalties for manufacturers, sellers, and users of the drug.

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>Malibu Alcohol Rehab

Cliffside Malibu exclusive drug rehab center in Los Angeles, California provides alcohol rehab and drug rehab in a private luxurious setting. Start your addiction treatment today. Our drug rehabilitation center professionals are waiting to help.

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>National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is an internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field. The promotion of Workforce Development (WFD) principles, research and evaluation of effective practices is NCETA’s core business.

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>National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales in May, 1986 and officially opened in November, 1987. It is funded by the Australian Government as part of the National Drug Strategy (formerly, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse). NDARC is situated on the University of New South Wales Randwick campus in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

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>National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) drug and Substance Abuse Publications

NHMRC is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

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>NIDAC Conference

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. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION You are invited to submit an abstract for the Inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference theme “Listening, Learning and Leading”. Indigenous speakers are strongly encouraged to present or accompany the presentation. The following information is provided for potential speakers . Abstract Submission quicklink Speaker Guidelines (please read prior to submitting) ABSTRACT ASSISTANCE If you require assistance to write or submit an Abstract, please contact the National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) Secretariat here or (02) 6166 9600 by 22 January 2010. Assistance may come in the form of advice, input or even assisting you to write your abstract if required.

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>OATISIH INDIGENOUS HEALTH

What OATSIH does In 1994, the Government established the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) in the then Department of Human Services and Health to give a greater focus to the health needs of Indigenous Australians in mainstream health programs. On 1 July 1995 following a Government decision to transfer responsibility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission to the Health portfolio, the Office assumed responsibility for providing funding to Aboriginal community controlled health and substance use services previously administered by ATSIC. The long-term strategy of OATSIH is to improve the access of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to comprehensive primary health care services. The aim is to provide coordinated clinical care, population health and health promotion activities to facilitate illness prevention, early intervention and effective disease management. Evidence from Australia and overseas shows that improved access to comprehensive primary health care can make a real and sustainable difference to health status in the longer term.

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>OATSIH Publications and Resources

OATSIH Publications and Resources Index Page This page lists publications that were produced by and for the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

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>Of Substance

Of Substance covers the latest Australian news and research on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. It is essential reading for organisations and individuals who provide services to those affected by substance use. Published quarterly, printed copies are now available free of charge to subscribers within Australia and the Asia/Pacific region.

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>Petrol Sniffing Prevention Program

Petrol Sniffing Prevention Program This web page has been designed to provide up to date information and contact details about the Australian Government's Petrol Sniffing Prevention Program (PSPP)

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>SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence Web site. The FASD Center is a Federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASD. This Web site provides information and resources about FASD. We also provide materials you can use to raise awareness about FASD. Additionally, The Center is dedicated to providing training, technical assistance, and conference/event speakers.

Welcome to the SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence Web site. The FASD Center is a Federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASD. This Web site provides information and resources about FASD. We also provide materials you can use to raise awareness about FASD. Additionally, The Center is dedicated to providing training, technical assistance, and conference/event speakers.

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>Think AIDS...before you start, before you shoot, before you share.

The world celebrates World AIDS Day on the 1st of December, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime has created a campaign website to mark the day focusing on young people and drug use. Among the estimated 16 million people injecting drugs worldwide, one in five are likely to be HIV positive. Our campaign hopes to help raise awareness of this fact, and to provide information for young people, who are at the center of the HIV epidemic. An estimated 25 per cent of the 38.6 million people infected with HIV are between 15-24 years of age, and half of all new HIV infections worldwide are among this age group. In some parts of the world, and in some marginalized sub-groups, the most frequent modes of HIV transmission for these young people are unsafe injecting drug use and unsafe sexual activities.

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>Title: - Drug rehab The Meadows

The Meadows Wickenburg is a world renown addiction treatment and residential recovery center for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Over a century ago, people came to the wild-west town of Wickenburg, Arizona in search of gold. But it was more than gold they were after it was the hope of finding a new life, a better life. People still come to Wickenburg hoping to find a new life—a life free from addiction and psychological trauma. And that’s what they’ll find at The Meadows of Wickenburg, America’s leading treatment center for addiction and trauma.

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>Turning Point counselling

In May 2006 Turning point Launched their new online drug and alcohol counselling service. This new service is funded by the federal Government Department of Health and Ageing, and has a specific brief to assist Indigenous Health Services. They provide free 24hrs a day, 7 days per week online drug and alcohol counselling for people using drugs, and their families and friends.

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