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This section provides details and links for programs and projects that address alcohol use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Title Reach Focus
A longitudinal study of influences on alcohol consumption and related harm in Central Australia, with a particular emphasis on the role of price NT
A prospective study of substance misuse and of a community-driven preventative measures in remote Aboriginal communities NT
AADS AOD and outreach support services WA
Aboriginal community links TAS
Aboriginal connection program SA
Aboriginal family support service (AFSS) WA
Aboriginal health community re-entry program WA
Aboriginal kinship program (Grannies group) SA
Aboriginal sobriety group SA
Aboriginal withdrawal unit (Next step inpatient clinical services) WA
Alcohol action in rural communities project (AARC) NSW
Alcohol and drug information service (ADIS) National
Alcohol and drug program (ADP) ACT
Alcohol and drugs services (Canberra Hospital) ACT
Alcohol and other drug counselling (Bega Garnbirringu Health Service) WA
Alcohol and other drugs Indigenous communities project NT
Alcohol and other drugs/social and emotional wellbeing program VIC
Alcohol and pregnancy project WA
Alcohol and pregnancy: what are the risks? WA
Alcohol and substance abuse program NSW
Alcohol court NT
Alcohol management plans National
Alcohol Management Plans in remote Indigenous communities: their impacts on injury, violence, health and social indicators and their cost-effectiveness in Cape York, far north Queensland QLD
Alcohol, drug and mental health WA
Alcohol, pregnancy and Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: midwives knowledge, attitudes and practice WA
Alice Springs transformation plan NT
AMSANT AOD and mental health program support NT
Ana Kadjaniny Indigenous health program WA
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (APY Lands) substance misuse service SA
Anyinginyi Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder project NT
Asking questions about alcohol in pregnancy (AQUA) study VIC
Australian Football League Central Australian responsible alcohol strategy NT
Back to culture NT
Banyan House services NT
Barbeque SA
Baroona youth healing centre VIC
Benelong's haven NSW
Best practice guidelines for evaluation of Indigenous residential alcohol and drug programs NT
Best practice in early intervention, assessment and treatment of depression and substance misuse (BEAT project) NT
Beswick 'Youth at risk strategy' NT
Biyani NSW
Boomerang caring program NSW
Boomerangs parenting program NSW
Bourke alcohol working group NSW
Breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous communities QLD, SA, WA
Bridge programme VIC
Brighter futures NSW
Broome Gurrie youth gathering WA
Bulgarr Ngaru alcohol and other drug program NSW
Bundaberg alcohol management plan (BAMP) QLD
BushMob residential service NT
CAAAPU alcohol and other drug programs NT
Central Desert night patrol NT
Clinical liaison Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (CLAIS) QLD
Clinical management of Aboriginal people with co-existing diabetes and alcohol-related health problems SA
Cognitive response to thiamine replacement therapy in alcohol affected patients in Alice Springs NT
Community outreach program NT
Community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT) for rural Aboriginal families NSW
Comorbidity action in the north (CAN) project SA
Connections: Aboriginal women's art therapy group NSW
Cost effectiveness of interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm among Indigenous Australians National
Counselling and wellbeing program QLD
Court referral and evaluation for drug intervention and treatment (CREDIT) and bail support (CBS) VIC
Court referral of eligible defendants into treatment (CREDIT) NSW
Culturally secure accreditation framework project National
Culture is life campaign National
Cummeragunja community development drug action team NSW
Cyrenian House Milliya Rumurra Outreach Team (CHMR) WA
Cyril Lindsay House program SA
Darayiga guya mapu (come here: talk feeling) NSW
Deadly sista girlz WA
Development and implementation of the National alcohol treatment guidelines for Indigenous Australians National
Development of a diagnostic instrument for FASD in Australia National
Development of the 'stay strong' iPad National
Development of the first screening and diagnostic service for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in NSW National
Djarindjin youth drop-in centre WA
Djooraminda's Indigenous family program WA
Dolly Garinyi hostel NT
Drink safe community initiative NSW
Drinking in the suburbs: the experiences of Aboriginal young people WA
Drug and alcohol and mental health information management project NSW
Drug and alcohol educator TAS
Drug and alcohol network NSW
Drug and alcohol program VIC
Drug and alcohol program (Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation) SA
Drug and alcohol withdrawal network (DAWN) WA
Drug and alcohol youth service (DAYS) WA
Drug courts WA
Dthina yuwali NSW
Dunjiba SA
Early childhood families and schools together (FAST) program NT
East Arnhem community night patrol and sobering-up services NT
Economic evaluation of two alcohol interventions in an Indigenous community National
Ending offending QLD
Evaluating an innovative alcohol permit system introduced by a cluster of remote Aboriginal communities NT
Evaluation of information and support for parents and carers of children with a Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder WA
Exploring the needs of Aboriginal women with co-morbid drug and alcohol and mental health problems NSW
FASD prevention program WA
Feasibility and effectiveness of a family-based intervention for Indigenous Australians with alcohol dependence NSW
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder peer education project WA
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: knowledge, attitudes and practice within the West Australian justice system WA
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and the criminal law QLD
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) diagnostic service QLD
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) within the criminal justice sector in Queensland QLD
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and training program for placement support workers in Tasmania: a pilot project TAS
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) knowledge and referral pathways in early childhood settings WA
Fighting for a future: the story of the women of Fitzroy Crossing WA
From Broome to Berrima: building capacity Australia-wide in Indigenous offender health research National
Gamarada men's program NSW
Gatharr weyebe banabe QLD
Gettin rid of the Gammin (synthetic) spirits program NSW
Goldfields community alcohol and drug service WA
Great Southern community drug service team (GSCDST) WA
Groote Eylandt liquor management NT
Gugan Gulwan street beat program ACT
Gulgihwen residential program NSW
Gunbalanya family safety program NT
Halo day program WA
Healing pathways project NT
Healing program VIC
Health and adverse life outcomes among individuals notified with Fetal alcohol syndrome in Western Australia WA
Healthy families NT
Holyoake counselling and support services program WA
Ignite basketball WA
Improving pre-pregnancy health and pregnancy outcomes in north Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities QLD
Improving services for women who are pregnant and alcohol dependent National
Improving the management of youth with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the justice system WA
In our own words QLD
Indigenous alcohol and other drug national train the trainer pilot program WA
Indigenous diversion program WA
Indigenous drink driving and licensing resource WA
Indigenous dual diagnosis project VIC
Indigenous men managing anger and substance use (IMMASU) WA
Indigenous national alcohol and other drug workforce development program National
Indigenous risk impact screen (IRIS) and brief intervention QLD
Indigenous substance misuse (Centrecare) WA
Indigenous throughcare project NT
Integrating and sustaining use of health information technology (IT) systems for alcohol screening and intervention by Indigenous health practitioners NSW
Intensive support tenancy enabling program (ISTEP) NT
Interdisciplinary research on the knowledge, attitudes and practice of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Western Australian court system WA
Intervention trial to reduce alcohol-related harms among high risk young Indigenous Australians NSW, QLD
INTRA programs NSW
It's your choice! Have a voice! rights, respect, responsibility 2013 NSW
Jaru pirrjirdi (strong voices) program NT
Jealousy Creek project WA
Just one less NSW
Kalgoorlie alcohol action project (KAAP) WA
Kalgoorlie sobering-up centre WA
Kambarang place WA
Katungul Aboriginal Corporation substance use services NSW
Knowledge = power and Respect yourself camps project NT
Koori access program (KAP) VIC
Koori diversion initiative VIC
Koori youth alcohol and drug healing service VIC
Kullari patrol WA
Kumangka drug and alcohol diversion service (IDDI) SA
Kununurra women's fishing group WA
Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal Frahns farm SA
Langton centre alcohol and other drug services NSW
Lifescripts: advice for healthy living National
Link out VIC
Linking youth and families together (LYFT) VIC
Lyons Street Diversionary Centre QLD
Magistrates' early referral into treatment (MERIT) program NSW
Make art, make change NSW
Makin' tracks SA
Making changes SA
Maningrida child safety service NT
Martu Elders patrol WA
Marulu Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention strategy WA
Marulu school clinics WA
Marulu: the Lililwan project WA
Mawarnkurra Health Service alcohol liquid and nutrition program WA
Men's healing program WA
Mental health alcohol tobacco and other drugs service (MHATODS) QLD
Midnight basketball National
Midwest community drug service WA
Mingga patrol WA
Mobile assistance patrol (MAP) SA
Mobile assistance patrol (Port Augusta Substance Misuse Services) SA
Moorditj yorga's yarning group WA
Mt Isa Murri men's group QLD
Multi-systemic therapy (MST) program WA
Murdi Paaki drug and alcohol network NSW
National alcohol indicators project National
National binge drinking campaign: Don't turn a night out into a nightmare National
National Indigenous foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) resource project National
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPYWC) youth program NT, SA, WA
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation East Kimberley support services WA
Night patrol (Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd) VIC
No alcohol in pregnancy is the safest choice campaign WA
No bars NSW
No pulgi mobile health team program SA
No safe amount - the effects of alcohol in pregnancy National
Northern Territory 'Championship moves' and 'Grog running' awareness campaigns NT
Northern Territory early intervention pilot program NT
Northern Territory sobering up shelter service NT
Nyoongar patrol outreach service WA
Oolong house residential program NSW
Our healing ways VIC
Palmerston farm residential program WA
Parent drug information service (PDIS) WA
Pathways program WA
PEPISU women and children's program WA
Pilbara drug and alcohol rehabilitation service WA
Piliyintinji-ki stronger families NT
Port Augusta substance misuse services SA
Positive stories National
Pre-sentence opportunity program (POP) WA
Prevalence of Fetal alcohol syndrome in Western Australia WA
Preventing cardiovascular disease among Indigenous Australians NSW
Preventing domestic violence and alcohol abuse program NSW
Prevention of alcohol related crime and trauma (PACT) NT
Prison health re-entry program WA
Professional needs of Aboriginal drug and alcohol workers in NSW NSW
Queensland drug court program QLD
Queensland Indigenous alcohol diversion program (QIADP) QLD
Reducing alcohol-related injury and violence in rural Aboriginal communities NSW
Reducing dangers during pregnancy project NSW
Reducing harms from substance misuse in remote Indigenous communities requires interventions delivered as promised with measurable impacts Not specified
Remote alcohol and other drugs workforce program NT
Residential recovery centres program VIC
Resilience in individuals and families coping with the impact of alcohol related injuries in remote Indigenous communities: a program of mixed method research QLD
Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drugs treatment service sector National
Rick Hammersely therapeutic community WA
Right step program VIC
Riverbed action group outreach support service (Ragoss) QLD
Rural alcohol diversion (RAD) program NSW
Safe and sober support service NT
Saranna women and children's program WA
Save-a-mate (SAM) and SAM our way National
Screening and treatment of alcohol related trauma (START) brief interventions trial NT
Seven mile rehabilitation centre WA
Shanty Creek therapeutic community QLD
SMART recovery National
Sobering up shelter (Yaandina Family Centre) WA
Sobering-up shelter (Ceduna/Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service) SA
Sobering-up shelter (Koori Community Alcohol and Drug Resource Service) VIC
Sobering-up shelter (Nggangganawili Aboriginal Health Service) WA
Social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and alcohol and other drugs services WA
South Western Sydney drug health services NSW
Stagpole Street drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit QLD
Stay strong and healthy – it's worth it NSW
Staying on track: reducing substance use WA
Stock-take and gap analysis of Indigenous drug prevention research VIC
Street beat NSW
Street youth service SA
Strengthening dementia care in Indigenous communities SA
Strong family, strong culture program WA
Strong men, strong families project SA
Strong spirit strong future WA
Strong spirit strong mind metro project WA
StrongFamilies WA
Substance abuse intelligence desks (SAIDs) NT, SA, WA
Substance misuse assessment and referral for treatment (SMART) court NT
Substance misuse program (Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service) SA
Substance misuse program (SMP) QLD
Substance misuse support service SA
Substance use program (Tullawon Health Service) SA
Supervised treatment intervention regime (STIR) WA
Support of Tangentyere Council research hub project NT
Taree community drug action team NSW
Targeted housing and support service (THaSS) NSW
The development of culturally-appropriate cognitive assessments with applications in substance abuse and mental health with Indigenous clients NT
The public health impacts of liquor outlets on Queensland communities: outlet numbers, alcohol sales and alcohol-related morbidity QLD
The role of an Aboriginal women's group in meeting the high needs of clients attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment NSW
Transitional alcohol and other drugs project NSW
Twelve steps program (Alcoholics Anonymous) National
Understanding Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a guide for justice professionals WA
Us young women matter: young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women target Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders National
Volatile substance misuse (VSM) service QLD
Wandarma Aboriginal drug and alcohol service NSW
Wapa maya WA
Weigelli Centre residential alcohol and other drug program NSW
Wellbeing program NT
Wheatbelt community drug service team WA
Which way our way: a strong community way QLD
Wiltanendi ... becoming stronger SA
Wooree Miya woman's refuge WA
Wurli Wurlinjang child and maternal/women's health program NT
Wurli-Wurlinjang alcohol and other drug unit NT
Wyndham sobering up centre WA
Yiriman ranger project NT, WA
Yolŋu radio NT
Young Aboriginal drug and alcohol service (yAdas) TAS
Young and awesome project QLD
Young men's mentoring group ACT
Young Nungas yarning together SA
Young persons opportunity program (YPOP) WA
Young warriors intervention and leadership program QLD
Your brain matters National
Your life, your culture, you choose National
Youth alcohol and drugs program (YAD) QLD
Youth off the streets Aboriginal services NSW
Youth supervised treatment intervention regime WA
Yulu-Burri-Ba alcohol anonymous QLD
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