Welcome to Community Door's information portal about drug and alcohol issues.

The misuse of alcohol and other drugs has a profound impact on the lives of many Queenslanders. Substance use can damage people’s health and wellbeing, destroy families, and lead to crime, lost productivity and reduced life opportunities.

Ensuring vulnerable Queenslanders and their families can access the help and support they need to beat drug and alcohol issues is important, as is making as much information and as many strategies as possible to help people avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol in the first place.

The Queensland Government provides infromation on alcohol, drug and tobacco use, as well as where to seek treatment and help.

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) delivers support to services for people affected by acohol and other drugs.

The Australian Government website Healthdirect provides information on the health effects of drug and alcohol use, as well as information on the connection between drug and alcohol use and mental health issues.

You can find information on binge drinking and party drugs.

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

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working on drug and alcohol related issues.

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Queensland Health have released My health, Queensland's future: Advancing health 2026 (Advancing health) which sets out a 10 year vision and strategy for the Queensland health system. Advancing health outlines how the health system can better serve patients, their families and their communities and...
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HESTA community Sector Awards recognise Australia's outstanding contributors to the community sector. The awards are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the inspirational work individuals and organisations provide to the broader community, supporting those who need it most. If you know a...
This little animation demonstrates the process of substance addiction or dependence. The video follows Nuggets, a bird who develops a taste for substances. Videos such as this can provide a useful conversation starter with young people. Watch the video of Nuggets: Addiction Animation
Dovetail provides clinical advice and professional support to workers, services and communities across Queensland who engage with young people affected by alcohol and other drug use. Cameron Francis from Dovetail recently presented a webinar called "Understanding methamphetamine" in response to...
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On 17 July the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, spoke about the state budget and how it will impact on the community service sector at the QCOSS State Budget Breakfast. You can...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...
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The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre has launched two portals and a free mobile phone app to support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Worker's Portal The Workers portal provides information on alcohol and other...
A ‘Peer Support Toolkit’ which provides an overview of the theory and practice of peer support in alcohol and other drug treatment, has been published by the UK-based Substance Misuse Skills Consortium. It includes information on the evidence base for peer support, as well as the practicalities of...
Online prevention and treatment for alcohol and other drug use The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use has developed a new website that brings together a range of evidence based online prevention and treatment programs and resources that cover alcohol and other...
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction has published a new website that is designed to highlight best practice in drug interventions. The site is designed with simplicity in mind - topics are listed by category including prevention, treatment, harm reduction and social...

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