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Petrol Sniffing & Other Solvents DVD - Other

Petrol Sniffing & Other Solvents DVD - OtherWell we finally got Video made into a DVD

Its the same information as the video.

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Jimmy Perry Interview in Of Substance - Other

Jimmy Perry Interview in Of Substance - Other


Interview about the Makin' Tracks program in Of Substance magazine vol. 12 no. 1 2014 issue.


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Hep C Awareness Project - Other

Hep C Awareness Project  - OtherAboriginal Drug and alcohol Council (SA) Inc. Drug and Alcohol ServicesASSA and the Hep C Council with Youth from Warrapendi School (Nunga TV), Pargula Mannamurna, and Coober Pedy Area school made this video.

This was PProduced with Funding from Department Health and Ageing under the National illicit Drug Strategy Community Partnership Initiative.

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Design Competition for Footsteps - Other

Design Competition for Footsteps  - Other

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2008 WHICH PATH WILL U TAKE - Other

2008 WHICH PATH WILL U TAKE - Other


The Young Nungas Yarning together Peer Education Program was designed to motivate young people to play an active role in drug prevention.


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2008 Evaluation of the Peer Education component of the Young NungasYarning Together program - Other

2008 Evaluation of the Peer Education component of the Young NungasYarning Together program - OtherThe Young Nungas Yarning Together Program targets young Indigenous people aged between 12-20 years of age. The program is conducted as a partnership between Central Northern Adelaide Health Service (Parks Primary Health Care Service) and
the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC).

The program has successfully sourced funding from the National Illicit Drug Strategy Community Partnership Initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and from the Youth Empowerment Grants scheme of the
Government of South Australia Office for Youth.

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2006 Resource Package About Illicit Drugs For Indigenous Workers - Other

2006 Resource Package About Illicit Drugs For Indigenous Workers - OtherFor too long Indigenous drug and alcohol workers have been operating in the dark. With this Indigenous training package we can begin a new era of having a skilled workforce at the frontline. The package is designed to help drug and alcohol workers gain work place skills and qualifications in the areas that are sorely needed by Indigenous communities. The package is also aimed at interested community members in that components of the package, i.e. the pamphlets can be used by anyone in the community to have a basic understanding of the effects of drug and alcohol use on the body, and on members of the community.

Development of Resources to Enhance the Education and Training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers in the Illicit Drug Field.

This project commenced in October, 2001. It was a two-year project that was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging through the National Illicit Drug Strategy.

The aim of the project was to contribute to the development of a competent workforce of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers who have appropriate illicit drug, community development and cultural skills.

To achieve the aim of the project, a resource package about illicit drugs, for Indigenous workers, has been developed. Throughout the various stages of the development of the package, consultations with Indigenous workers and organisations have been held around the country.

The Resource Package:
Presently, The Resource Package includes a number of different things:
Information about illicit drugs. There is a 'Worker's Manual', which is a brief guide about illicit drugs and helping people with illicit drug problems. Plus, there are pamphlets about heroin, cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy and marijuana that give information about the drug, messages for 'keeping safe' when using, and a 'body picture' to map the effects of the drug on the individual. There are also several pamphlets and booklets about illicit drugs included in the package.

An 'Information and Skills Program' designed to enhance knowledge about illicit drugs and skills in helping people with illicit drug problems.

This program includes:
Information Units. These Units provide detailed information about the most common illicit drugs (heroin, cannabis, amphetamines and ecstasy) and the models and ideas that are current in the alcohol and drug field (eg harm minimisation). There are also units about helping people with drug problems that cover issues such as building relationships, how to 'raise the issue' of drug use, the 'stages of change' and relapse prevention.

A 'Workbook'. Each Unit has a series of suggested workbook exercised. These can be used by workers to develop their knowledge about illicit drugs and their information resources and networks. The exercises also encourage workers or trainees to find out more about drug-related issues, and to practice skills that go along with helping people with drug problems. Trainers could use these exercises as the basis for their training.

A 'self assessment' tool. This self-assessment can be used by a worker to decide, which lessons in the Information and Skills program may be the most relevant for them. Trainers could use the self-assessment in a similar way with their trainees.


A counseling demonstration video - 'Therapeutic Journeys - Counselling Aboriginal Clients and their Families'. Many of the workbook exercises are based around this video.

The Resource Package could be used in several ways, but we see the main ones being:

As a self-directed 'learning package' for workers who need more information about working with people who have drug-related problems. Workers need the support of their organisation and access to supervision or 'on-the-job' support if they are using the package this way.


As a resource for trainers who may be involved in training workers about illicit drug issues.

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2006 Evaluation Report of the Australian Alcohol Guidelines & Don't Gamble With Your Health - Other

2006 Evaluation Report of the Australian Alcohol Guidelines & Don't Gamble With Your Health - OtherEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
In March 2003, the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council SA (ADAC) received funding from the Commonwealth Government to adapt the Australian Alcohol Guidelines, so that they could be presented in a way that was culturally appropriate and useful for indigenous people. It was intended that the guidelines would be published on the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) web site.

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2005 Indigenous Playing Cards - Other

2005 Indigenous Playing Cards - OtherDon't Gamble with your health - Health Promotion Cards "The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia Inc. (ADAC) has produced a set of playing cards (funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing) featuring education and promotion messages designed to raise awareness and understanding of alcohol and other drug related issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities.

Press suit to see what cards look like

click to view the club cards click to view the heart cards click to view the spade cards click to view the diamond cards

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2005 ADAC Petrol Kit Evaluation report - Other

2005 ADAC Petrol Kit Evaluation report  - OtherThe evaluation team gratefully acknowledge the generosity of all the people interview in this evaluation

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2004-2007 Makin Tracks Summary Evaluation - Other

2004-2007 Makin Tracks Summary Evaluation - Other1. BACKGROUND
On the 23rd August 1999, the Manager of the South Australian State Office of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care (AGDHA now the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing) informed the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) that it had been successful in its application for funds for the Development of strategies to address and reduce solvent misuse and other drug use in selected Aboriginal communities. This project was subsequently named Makin Tracks, and work on it commenced in October 1999.

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2004 An Evaluation of the Comgas Scheme - Other

2004 An Evaluation of the Comgas Scheme - OtherAn Evaluation of the Comgas Scheme
'They sniffed it and they sniffed but it just wasn't there' (2004)

Funding provided by Department of Health and Ageing made the research and subsequent publication possible.

Shaw, G., Biven, A., Gray, D., Mosey, A., Stearne, A. and Perry, J. (2004). An evaluation of the COMGAS Scheme: 'They sniffed it and they sniffed it but it just wasn't there'. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra. ISBN: 0 642 82566 1

A copy of the Report can be downloaded from the Web.

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2003 IDU Report - Other

2003 IDU Report - OtherFinal Report
Responding to the Needs of Indigenous People who Inject Drugs: Findings from the Research Project 'Using Rapid Assessment Procedures to Investigate the Impact of Drug Use amongst Indigenous Australians in Metropolitan Adelaide.'

In 2001, ADAC conducted the largest single study of Indigenous people who inject drugs in Australia. This is the final report describing the the project.

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2003 IDU Community Report - Other

2003 IDU Community Report  - OtherResponding to the Needs of Indigenous People who Inject Drugs: Investigating the Impact of Injecting Drug Use in Indigenous Communities In Metropolitan Adelaide.

In 2001, ADAC conducted the largest single study of Indigenous people who inject drugs in Australia. This report has been produced to provide a summary of the aims and objectives of the project, and a brief description of the main findings and preliminary recommendations.

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2003 Final Report Better Medication Management - Other

2003 Final Report Better Medication Management  - OtherADAC, in partnership with the Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery has recently produced the following report:

"Better Medication Management for Aboriginal People with Mental Health Disorders and their Carers - A Pilot Study in Northern Metropolitan Adelaide", de Crespigny, C., de Bellis, A., Cruse, S., Kowanko, I., Murray, H., Turner, M., Parfoot, W., Roberts, G., Wilson, S., Aboriginal Health Team (now known as Muna Paiendi) (2002), Adelaide, SA.

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2002 Petrol Sniffing & Other Solvents Video - Other

2002 Petrol Sniffing & Other Solvents Video - OtherADAC'S highly successful Petrol Sniffing and Other Solvents Manual now has a useful companion a video of the workshop which ADAC developed to introduce the
manual.
The workshop has been requested by communities all over Australia and, as we were unable to meet the demand, we decided to make this video.
The video shows the workshop presenter and participants discussing the issues and viewing the series of overheads, many of which are taken from the manual. The workshop is aimed at health workers, teachers, parents and community leaders. It is not an education aide to be used with young children.
The workshop video lasts about 50 minutes and is full of information for workers.
It can be used as a discussion starter or as a trigger for community workers to explore their own communities responses to the use of solvents.

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2000 Review of Literature on Injecting Drug Use Within Urban Indigenous Communities - Other

2000 Review of Literature on Injecting Drug Use Within Urban Indigenous Communities - OtherThere are very few studies that provide concrete data on Indigenous injecting drug use, and in the last decade there has been reseach undertaken in only three states that specifically look at Indigenous injecting drug use. Individual communities generally know which aspects of drug use need to be addressed in their community and which approach will work for them. By addressing injecting drug use within Aboriginal communities the results of harmful using can be reduced.

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2000 Petrol Sniffing & Other Solvents - Other

2000 Petrol Sniffing & Other Solvents - OtherPetrol Sniffing & Other Solvents - a community resource
ADAC has produced a comprehensive manual covering all aspects of petrol sniffing and other solvent use in Indigenous Communities. The manual consists of a number of illustrated booklets that target a range of audiences - family members, community members, community decision-makers, health and community development workers. It is an invaluable resource for any worker or community who is developing prevention or intervention programs addressing petrol sniffing or other solvent misuse problems. The booklets contain basic health information, examples of successful programs, strategies to develop your own responses, teaching resources and information about where to go for further assistance.
The manual is presented as a boxed set which includes:-

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1998 Solvents Literature Research 1998 - Other

1998 Solvents Literature Research 1998 - OtherLiterature Review: Development of a Manual for the Detoxification and Treatment of Aboriginal Solvent Use

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1998 Review of Alcohol and Other Drug services for young people in Tasmania - Other

1998 Review of Alcohol and Other Drug services for young people in Tasmania - OtherExamines the appropriateness of the drug and alcohol services for young people in Tasmania

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1997 Therapeutic Models of Intervention for Aboriginal Problem Gamblers - Other

1997 Therapeutic Models of Intervention for Aboriginal Problem Gamblers - OtherThe Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. (ADAC) and Relationships Australia Inc. have been funded by the Gambler’s Rehabilitation Fund (GRF) to research therapeutic models of intervention for Aboriginal gamblers and to pilot a program that will inform the GRF as to future directions for addressing the problems of gambling in Aboriginal communities.

The purpose of this project is to determine the therapeutic models of intervention that would be best applied when dealing with Aboriginal clients experiencing gambling problems. The objectives of the program where not to investigate prevalence rates and related aspects of gambling amongst South Australian Aboriginal people and communities. However, as will be shown in this paper, if the GRF is serious about addressing Aboriginal problem gambling then there is an urgent need for this type of research.

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1997 Rural IDU - Other

1997 Rural IDU  - OtherThe aim of this project was to conduct a Statewide investigation into the educational needs of rural Aboriginal communities of South Australia in relation to injecting drug use and blood borne viruses.

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1997 Revised 2000 Murray Bridge IDU Report - Other

1997 Revised 2000 Murray Bridge IDU Report - OtherUsing Rapid Assessment Methodology to Examine Injecting Drug Use in an Aboriginal Community

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1997 Aboriginal Road Safety Issues Report - Other

1997 Aboriginal Road Safety Issues Report - OtherAboriginal Road Safety Issues Report

Abstract: This report investigates the over representation of Aboriginal people in road toll statistics in the far west of South Australia. It endeavours to document views on the reasons for the over representation, and to offer recommendations based on information gathered from extensive Aboriginal community consultation, key stakeholders, available statistical information and a best practice review.

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