In 2016 the ACT committed to scoping and designing a Drug and Alcohol Court (DAC).
This study will investigate the first online alcohol and substance use prevention program targeted at both students and their parents.
It is estimated that 80% of adolescents have experienced at least one traumatic event and one in seven suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The eCliPSE online portal is a website that aims to facilitate access to evidence-based online screening and eHealth treatments by people experiencing comorbid mental health and substance use problems, and the clinical services supporting them.
NDARC has been invited to undertake research in partnership with NSW Aboriginal drug and alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Services. This research is unique in being embedded into the routine delivery of their services.
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is key for improving health and reducing the social impact of AOD use. However, the treatment itself is not the only variable that impacts on whether health outcomes are improved.
The overall aim is to evaluate the efficacy of the Climate Schools: Healthy Lifestyles program, the first online program to simultaneously target the Big 6 risk factors among adolescents.
To reduce alcohol related harms, the World Health Organisation recommends regulating the sale and supply of alcohol, including limiting the number of premises selling alcohol as well as the hours during which alcohol can be sold.