Welcome to Community Door's information portal about alcohol and other drugs (AOD).

The problematic use of alcohol and drugs is a public health issue. It can damage people’s health and wellbeing, have a severe negative impact on families and reduce life opportunities for people.

Ensuring Queenslanders experiencing the problematic use of alcohol or other drugs can access help and support is important.

This Queensland Government website provides information on alcohol, drug and tobacco use, as well as where to seek treatment and help.

Insight is a Queensland Health initiative aimed at building a capable, confident and connected AOD workforce. They are a leading provider of alcohol and other drug training, education, information and advice, as well as other workforce development services for Queensland. Insight has developed a range of training tools that are free for Queensland based workers from the alcohol and drug, mental health, hospital, community health and non-government sectors.

Dovetail is another initiative of the Queensland Government supporting the youth alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. They provide clinical advice and professional support to workers, services and communities who engage with young people affected by alcohol and other drugs.

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation representing the views of the non-government alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. QNADA supports member agencies to deliver high quality services to individuals, families and communities affected by problematic use of alcohol and other drugs. QNADA has developed a service finder for the sector.

Australian Government website healthdirect provides information on the health effects of drug and alcohol use.

OnTrack is an online program created to help people cut back on their drinking.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working in the AOD field.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has published the results of a study into the effects of parental supply of alcohol to young people aged under 18. Many parents believe that supplying alcohol to their children can assist in developing responsible drinking patterns, however the results...
The Australian National Council on Drugs has published a report titled Young people's opinions on alcohol and other drugs issues . The report is the result of a survey of 2,335 young people from across Australia, the majority of whom had completed year 12 education and had experience with alcohol...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has provided the first in a series of publications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. In this publication you can access TableBuilder , an online tool that allows you to create tables and graphs from the survey data
The National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University has published a report titled Drinking in the suburbs: The experiences of Aboriginal young people. The report came about as Perth-based Aboriginal organisation Maamba expressed concern about their young people consuming alcohol and getting...
Cairns-based youth service YETI (Youth Empowered Towards Independence) has published a research report titled Dignity, Diversion, Hope and Hope: A review of interventions for volatile substance misuse in regional North Queensland. This research report involved interviews with youth and AOD workers...
Dovetail's Schools and Drugs webinar happened a few weeks back and for those who couldn't make it along a recording of the presentation has been posted to their video library. The presentation provides an overview of the research in best practice school drug education and prevention, as well as an...
The first results of the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey have been released. This survey is the primary source of prevalence data for substance use in Australia, occurring every two to three years since 1985. The survey includes data from nearly 24,000 people aged over 14. Some of the...

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