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.

Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain also changing enormously during this period. Recent research suggests that these maturational changes make the adolescent brain more vulnerable to the damaging effects of alcohol, with areas associated with memory and learning...
Michael Hogan, Director General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has provided the following overview of his department's budget services for peak and partner organisations. The department's total operating expenditure for 2016-17 is $2.818 billion, representing...
Now in its fifth year, The Salvation Army's Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS) surveyed more than 1,600 clients across Australia. The report revealed “disturbing new statistics on the level of poverty in Australia”, showing that some disadvantaged Australians are living on just $17 a day. “...
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nib foundation's Community Grant program aims to support locally-based initiatives which will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. A Community Grant round is held each year and applications are...
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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...
Hon Curtis Pitt MP
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...
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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QADREC is a leader in alcohol and drug research and training, and contributes to the world’s best practice in the field. Addiction Studies courses are delivered by QADREC staff through the School of Population Health’s Health Studies program. QADREC was established in 1996 as a co-operative...

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