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A guide for community services: Capacity Building and Change Management


VAADA is proud to announce the release of ‘Capacity Building and Change Management – A guide for community services’. This latest resource has kept the still relevant and best bits of the old…

Video: Strong Boorais, Bright Futures – Keeping healthy during pregnancy


The Australian Drug Foundation, in collaboration with The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Incorporated (VACCHO) have collaborated to create a fantastic DVD on smoking and alcohol and drug use…

Getting the facts on alcohol


Finding objective and unbiased information on alcohol can be quite a task sometimes, especially with factors like fad diets and the alcohol industry exerting an influence on what we see in…

OECD alcohol report released


A new OECD report, ‘Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use’, has been released. The report includes an interactive map, allowing you to highlight drinking patterns in participating countries.

Resource: Indigenous AOD knowledge centre


The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drug Knowledge Centre recently launched two new web portals with links to resources and other information. The portals provide information for community workers, Elders,…

App review: On track with the right mix

on track with the right mix

There are a plethora of drink tracker apps out there but this one has a couple of nice features, such as flagging when you’ve reached your maximum daily alcohol spend,…

App review: Green Book Directory


This is a useful service directory for people in Western Australia who want to find an alcohol and other drug or mental health service. It’s simple to use. You can…

Video: New Hello Sunday Morning app


Hello Sunday Morning launched an app this week that aims to help change Australia’s drinking culture, particularly for young Australians. According to the organisation, the app “helps you set simple,…

App review: DrinkSmart app


The DrinkSmart app aims to help people track and cut back on their alcohol intake. Its drinking diary helps users track their drinking, the amount of money they’re spending and…

Video: Say Yeah, Nah campaign


The New Zealand Health Promotion Agency (HPA) has a record of producing quirky, innovative television commercials aiming to get people drinking less. An early example (from 2013) was their ‘Say…