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Alcohol and other drugs

Healthy Spirit, Healthy Community

A booklet with individual drug pamphlets on the nine most common drugs in our community. 

To order these resources contact the AoD Team.

Not everyone has that support, an evaluation of a series of harm reduction and AOD awareness activities within Victorian Aboriginal communities   

 

Resources to help workers support clients who inject 

Penington Institute has developed a series of videos and factsheets and supporting training to help mainstream Needle and Syringe Programs (NSP), Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, other frontline services better respond to injecting ice use by their clients.

The new resources, Injecting ice in the Country – Healthier Approaches, developed in collaboration with VACCHO, feature interviews with NSP and other frontline workers reflecting on their experiences in managing clients who inject ice.

Free Injecting ice in the Country training is available from Penington Institute as part of the program implementation. The 90 minute sessions utilise the videos to initiate discussions among staff around how they can engage with and support clients who inject ice. 

The resources are available at the Penington Institute website.

Please contact Penington for more information.

 

Links

Diagnose and treat opioid dependent patients (Pharmacotherapy training for GPs and Nurse Practitioners) – Learn more about over-the-counter and illicit opioid dependency and treatment options, contact Networking Health Victoria

Some tips to keep healthier and safer for people who use alcohol and/or other drugs – Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) www.aivl.org.au

We provide training on Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid training for community members, organisations, and others who want to learn more about Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid. Visit the Cultural Safety webpage if you or your organisation would like to know more about the 14 hour (two day) Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid training session.