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Makin' tracks



The Makin' tracks program involved a team of two educators from the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) who provided support to communities and organisations in the development of their strategies to address the harms of petrol sniffing, alcohol and other drug use. This mobile team designed training programs to best suit each community's readiness and need.

This program included:

Program funding was ceased by the Federal Government in July 2014.

Abstract adapted from the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. and the National Drug Research Institute


Jimmy Perry and Warren Miller
Project Officers
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc.
155 Holbrooks Rd
Underdale SA 5032
Ph: (08) 8351 9031
Fax: (08) 8352 4546

Related publications

Warhaft G (2014)

A travellin’ man.

Of Substance; 12(1): 22-23

This publication contains an article on the Makin' tracks outreach program which focuses on Aboriginal communities across South Australia as well as the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

The article focuses on Jimmy Perry, one of two project officers, who has been with the program for over 11 years. He discloses the challenges as well as the positive results which have come out of the program's implementation across Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Perry J, Miller W (2009)

Makin' Tracks – a mobile substance misuse program for rural and remote communities.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Evaluated publications

Gray D (2002)

Makin tracks: annual evaluation report: 2001-2002.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

Gray D, Stearne A (2004)

Makin tracks: final evaluation report.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

Stearne A (2007)

Makin' tracks (2004 – 2007) summary evaluation.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute


Last updated: 18 March 2016
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