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.

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.

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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