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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
A-clinic NSW
AADS AOD and outreach support services WA
Aboriginal community connect SA
Aboriginal community links TAS
Aboriginal connection program SA
Aboriginal diversion unit (ADU) VIC
Aboriginal family support service (AFSS) WA
Aboriginal health community re-entry program WA
Aboriginal kinship program (Grannies group) SA
Aboriginal maternal health program WA
Aboriginal sobriety group SA
Aboriginal withdrawal unit (Next step inpatient clinical services) WA
Aboriginal youth sexual health and didgeridoo project NSW
Alcohol action in rural communities project (AARC) NSW
Alcohol and drug information service (ADIS) National
Alcohol and drug information service (ADIS) Western Australia WA
Alcohol and drug prevention and awareness education (Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre) QLD
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 - adults (CatholicCare NT) NT
Alcohol and other drugs - kids in focus NT
Alcohol and other drugs - youth (DAISY) NT
Alcohol and other drugs outreach services VIC
Alcohol and other drugs team 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, tobacco and other drugs (Gateway Health) VIC
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs program (Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre) TAS
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
Aranda house NT
ARTucation NSW
Asking questions about alcohol in pregnancy (AQUA) study VIC
Assessing the views of prisoners on the involvement of prisoners in research - a citizens jury approach National
Australian Football League Central Australian responsible alcohol strategy NT
Back to culture NT
Banyan House services NT
Barbeque SA
Baroona youth healing centre VIC
Beat da binge QLD
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
Binar sports WA
Biyani NSW
Body language project QLD
Boomerang caring program NSW
Boomerangs parenting program NSW
Bourke alcohol working group NSW
BRADAAG residential rehabilitation programs NT
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
Bunjilwarra VIC
BushMob bush adventure therapy program NT
BushMob residential service NT
CAAAPU alcohol and other drug programs NT
Central Australian youth link up service (CAYLUS) NT
Central Desert night patrol NT
Cherbourg healthy pregnancies project QLD
Cherbourg injury prevention and safety promotion project QLD
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 education training and education initiative program TAS
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
Continuing adolescent life management (CALM) ACT, 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
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 the 'stay strong' iPad National
Development of the stay strong iPad app NT
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 abuse program VIC
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 (Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service) NSW
Drug and alcohol program (Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation) SA
Drug and alcohol service planning model for Australia - Indigenous project National
Drug and alcohol withdrawal network (DAWN) WA
Drug and alcohol youth service (DAYS) WA
Drug courts WA
Drum atweme NT
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 the Alice Springs and Tennant Creek alcohol management plans NT
Exploring the needs of Aboriginal women with co-morbid drug and alcohol and mental health problems NSW
Family assessment tool, Milliya Rumurra, Broome WA
Family health (Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation) NSW
Family support program (Relationships Australia) VIC
Feasibility and effectiveness of a family-based intervention for Indigenous Australians with alcohol dependence NSW
Fighting for a future: the story of the women of Fitzroy Crossing WA
Fighting, alcohol and offending: interventions targeting Aboriginal girls WA
Footsteps SA
Foundation of Rehabilitation with Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties (FORWAARD) NT
Freeman House NSW
From Broome to Berrima: building capacity Australia-wide in Indigenous offender health research National
Gamarada men's program NSW
Gatharr weyebe banabe QLD
Geraldton sobering up centre WA
Gettin rid of the Gammin (synthetic) spirits program NSW
Getting it together scheme (GITS) NSW
Gindaja cultural activities QLD
Goldfields community alcohol and drug service WA
Goldfields youth support service (GYSS) WA
Good sports program National
Grass roots solutions NT
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
Hamilton Downs youth camp NT
Harm minimisation (Nunkuwarrin Yunti) SA
headspace National
Healing pathways project NT
Healing program VIC
HealthLAB project NT
Healthy families NT
Healthy living NT
Hero rewards National, QLD
Holyoake counselling and support services program WA
Identifying opportunities for the prevention of harmful use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among young Noongar (Aboriginal) people in the south-west of Western Australia WA
Ignite basketball WA
Improving services for women who are pregnant and alcohol dependent National
In our own words QLD
Independent living program NT
Indigenous children's program NT
Indigenous diversion program WA
Indigenous drink driving and licensing resource WA
Indigenous men managing anger and substance use (IMMASU) WA
Indigenous risk impact screen (IRIS) and brief intervention QLD
Indigenous storybook WA
Indigenous substance misuse (Centrecare) WA
Indigenous throughcare project NT
Innovative health services homeless VIC
Integrating and sustaining use of health information technology (IT) systems for alcohol screening and intervention by Indigenous health practitioners NSW
Integration of evidence-based alcohol screening and brief intervention in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Not specified
Intensive support tenancy enabling program (ISTEP) NT
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
Jumna wal NSW
Kalgoorlie alcohol action project (KAAP) WA
Kalgoorlie sobering-up centre WA
Kambarang place WA
Kambu choir QLD
Kambu men's group QLD
Katungul Aboriginal Corporation substance use services NSW
Knowledge = power and Respect yourself camps project NT
Koori access program (KAP) VIC
Koori access project VIC
Koori diversion initiative VIC
Koori youth alcohol and drug healing service VIC
Koori youth justice program VIC
Kulintja Palyaringkuntjaku project NT, SA, WA
Kullari patrol WA
Kumangka drug and alcohol diversion service (IDDI) SA
Kununurra sobering-up centre WA
Kununurra women's fishing group WA
Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal Frahns farm SA
Lakeview accommodation centre SA
Langton centre alcohol and other drug services NSW
Larrakia night patrol NT
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
Mallee District Aboriginal services VIC
Maningrida child safety service NT
Marrin Weejali Aboriginal alcohol and other drug programs NSW
Martu Elders patrol 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
Miruma NSW
Mobile assistance patrol (MAP) SA
Mobile assistance patrol (Port Augusta Substance Misuse Services) SA
Moorditj yarning WA
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
Naltrexone for reducing alcohol consumption: a health promotion project NSW
National alcohol indicators project National
National binge drinking campaign: Don't turn a night out into a nightmare National
New directions: mothers and babies services National
New Gulf misuse and community wellbeing service QLD
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 bars NSW
No pulgi mobile health team program SA
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
Off-site outlets and alcohol-related harm WA
Oolong house residential program NSW
Optimum thiamine intervention (opt in) for the treatment and prevention of Wernicke Korsakoffs syndrome NT
Orana haven 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
Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation QLD
Port Augusta substance misuse services SA
Positive stories National
Pre-sentence opportunity program (POP) 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 based treatment for alcohol and other related drug use among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people NSW
Prison health re-entry program WA
Program for adolescent life management (PALM) ACT, NSW
Queensland drug court program QLD
Queensland Indigenous alcohol diversion program (QIADP) QLD
Raypirri rom wellbeing program NT
Red dust healing program National
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
Rumbalara alcohol and other drugs program VIC
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
Smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (SNAP) into life project WA
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 cultural resilience and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal mothers in prison NSW, WA
Social and emotion wellbeing program (Goondir Health Services) QLD
Social and emotional wellbeing team (Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service) NSW
Social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and alcohol and other drugs services WA
South Western Sydney drug health services NSW
Speak out dual diagnosis program NSW
Stagpole Street drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit QLD
Standard on culturally secure practice (alcohol and other drug sector) program WA
Stay strong and healthy – it's worth it NSW
Staying on track: reducing substance use WA
Stepping stones AOD day centre SA
Stepping Stones AOD day centre Ceduna SA
Stock-take and gap analysis of Indigenous drug prevention research VIC
Street beat NSW
Street university NSW
Street youth service SA
Streetlink youth health service SA
Strengthening dementia care in Indigenous communities SA
Strong family, strong culture program WA
Strong men, strong families project SA
Strong spirit strong mind metro project WA
Stronger futures in the Northern Territory NT
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
Substance use recovery program SA
Substance use/ social and emotional wellbeing (Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation) NT
Supervised treatment intervention regime (STIR) WA
Support of Tangentyere Council research hub project NT
Take hold ACT
Tanderra alcohol and drug services VIC
Taree community drug action team NSW
Targeted housing and support service (THaSS) NSW
Tennant Creek sobering up shelter NT
The development of culturally-appropriate cognitive assessments with applications in substance abuse and mental health with Indigenous clients NT
The Glen centre (Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation) NSW
The Healing Centre QLD
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
The wake up time weavers NSW
Tobacco, alcohol and other drugs services NT
Top end drug and alcohol services NT
Transitional aftercare and outreach program NT
Transitional alcohol and other drugs project NSW
Twelve steps program (Alcoholics Anonymous) National
Venndale rehabilitation and withdrawal centre NT
Wadamba wilam (renew shelter) VIC
Walk tall WA
Walkabout wonders QLD
Waminda women's health NSW
Wandarma Aboriginal drug and alcohol service NSW
Wapa maya WA
Warra-Warra Kanyi counselling and mentoring NT
Wathaurong alcohol and other drugs program VIC
Wayback NSW
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
Women's checkout program VIC
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
Yiriman youth project 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 drug treatment and support services QLD
Youth alcohol and drugs program (YAD) QLD
Youth bail options program (YBOP) WA
Youth Insearch weekend programs NSW, QLD, VIC
Youth off the streets Aboriginal services NSW
Youth reach program QLD
Youth supervised treatment intervention regime WA
YSAS residential withdrawal VIC
Yuendumu youth program NT
Yulu-Burri-Ba alcohol anonymous QLD
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