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Volume 117, Issue 4

Includes articles on smoking and smoking cessation, brief interventions and harm reduction.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Volume 135

Includes articles on smoking cessation and opioid use disorder treatment including medication assisted treatment.

Drug and Alcohol Review
Volume 41, Issue 3

Includes articles relating to alcohol, use, injecting drug use, Aboriginal AOD treatment and blood borne viruses.

Open access research

Arthur, L., Herceg, A., Shukralla, H., Payne, J., & Tongs OAM, J. (2022). Evaluating Patient Experience at a Novel Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prisoners: A Pilot Study. Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet3(1), 4.

Bailey, E., Boland, A., Bell, I., Nicholas, J., La Sala, L., & Robinson, J. (2022). The Mental Health and Social Media Use of Young Australians during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health19(3), 1077. MDPI AG. Retrieved from

Bano, M. (2022). There is, in fact, a ‘wrong’ way to use Google. Here are 5 tips to set you on the right path. The Conversation. Parkville. The Conversation Media Group. Retrieved from:

Brener, L., Horwitz, R., Rance, J., Caruana, T., Bryant, J. (2022). Health worker perceptions of the impact of COVID-19 on harm reduction services for people who inject drugs. Health and Social Care in the Community.

Cheetham, A., Picco, L., Barnett, A., Lubman, D. I., & Nielsen, S. (2022). The Impact of Stigma on People with Opioid Use Disorder, Opioid Treatment, and Policy. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation13, 1-12. DOI:10.2147/SAR.S304566

Muggli, E., Hearps, S., Halliday, J., Elliott, E. J., Penington, A., Thompson, D. K., … & Anderson, P. J. (2022). Trajectories of Prenatal Alcohol Consumption in An Australian Population-Based Cohort of Pregnant Women-A Data Driven Approach. Scientific Reports 12 (4353).

Plata, A., Motoki, K., Spence, C., & Velasco, C. (2022). Trends in alcohol consumption in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-country analysis. International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science27, 100397.


on demand

Invisible practices: Working with fathers who use violence

This webinar discusses how workers can engage with fathers who use domestic or family violence.

Working together to prevent youth suicide: The power of communication

This webinar explored local, place-based solutions to preventing suicide among young people and minimising the risk of suicide clusters.

Understanding Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance use and Health
As host Mamo Alto says, the presentation explores, ‘lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health and wellbeing, and relationship with smoking drinking, and drug use’. The talk explores new research in this field. You can read more about the UnLEASH project here:

Promoting culturally appropriate AOD services for Aboriginal women-NADA IWD 2022 talk
This panel forms part of NADA’s series of talks for International Women’s Day 2022- the theme of which is ‘Break the Bias’. Speakers explore forms of bias Aboriginal women face in seeking support from AOD and community services. Panellists also provide practical tips about ways alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and community services can create safer environments for Aboriginal women in their everyday practice.


Insight Webinars (Wednesdays, 10-11am)

20 April – Comorbid mental health and drug & alcohol: addressing the cracks in the system

27 April – Rethinking how we ask about drinking: the Grog Survey App

4 May – Treatment outcomes of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer alcohol and other drug counselling service in Sydney, Australia

More details and to sign up


14 April, 3pm – Drug checking in Australia: how far do we have to go? Register here

21 April, 3pm – The Options Study: why some patients discontinue depot buprenorphine. Register here

28 April, 3pm – Improving our understanding of alcohol dependence among Indigenous Peoples Register here

Podcasts and videos

Addiction psychologist takes on big tobacco

Professor Anne McNeill is a leading expert on tobacco dependence and has published over 350 papers on smoking and vaping.

Our history of addiction

Dr Carl Erik Fisher is an addiction psychiatrist and an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. He spoke with Philip Clark about his new book, The Urge: Our History of Addiction.

Dovetail videos

A series of short videos about youth and AOD practice.

Online learning

Telephone Counselling

A collection of resources including e-learning and webinars to help workers build up their telephone counselling skills. Developed as a collaboration between The National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED), ADIS 24/7 Alcohol & Drug Support Queensland, and Insight.

Online resources

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): An update on policy and practice in Australia

Child and Family Community Australia, an information hub as part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, recently published a paper, “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): An update on policy and practice in Australia”. It outlines developments for the prevention of FASD, provides an overview of the key issues for child, youth and family practitioners, and describes the latest key policy and practice initiatives.

The paper recognises the significant improvement in our understanding and diagnosis of FASD, and some of the progress made by the National FAS Strategic Action Plan 2018-2028. The paper includes an overview of the principles of effective practice when working with children with FASD, information on how to help families seeking a diagnosis, as well as links to other credible sources of information. (Dovetail)

The landing page also contains links to other useful resources.

Indigenous people living with psychosis in Australia: A novel example of clinical research and implications for population health.

This is a summary of a research paper published last year: Multimorbidity and vulnerability among those living with psychosis in Indigenous populations in Cape York and the Torres Strait. The summary is written in plain English by the Mental Elf Blog.

Lived Experience of Suicide Informed and Inclusive Culture Change

Roses in the Ocean is proud to launch their Lived Experience of Suicide Informed and Inclusive Culture Change suite of resources – a culmination of ten years of developing best practice in lived experience of suicide engagement, development and integration.

The resources are designed to guide service providers, organisations and government to engage, integrate and partner with people with lived experience of suicide as we collectively embrace a whole of community, whole of government lived experience informed approach to suicide prevention.

Child Family Community Australia

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) is an information exchange at the Australian Institute of Family Studies to support child, family and community welfare sector professionals to find and use best available research and evidence in their work. Resources include webinars, publications and factsheets and cover AOD use and its effects on families and children, child welfare and family centred practice.

30 Evidence-based FASD Facts for Health Professionals

Produced by NoFASD Australia

Quit Centre

Quit Centre provides health professionals with the latest clinical information, resources and training on smoking and vaping cessation. This website is intended for use by health professionals only.

NADA Advocate

Right treatment, right person, right time.

Queensland Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment Service Delivery Framework 

Produced by QNADA

resources for clients


In 2018, Orygen developed the world’s first evidence-based guidelines for young people to communicate safely online about suicide. In collaboration with a number of international organisations, they have now translated guidelines for young people across the world.

Parenting Research Centre

Contains evidence-based resources for parents.


Lifeline have launched 13 YARN a Crisis service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, managed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The service is 24/7 across Australia.  They offer a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter who can provide crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 13YARN empowers your community with the opportunity to yarn without judgement and provide a culturally safe space to speak about needs, worries or concerns. If you, or someone you know, are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN on 13 92 76 (24 hours/7 days) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.


FASD Forum 2022

This virtual conference takes place Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2022, enabling participation by all who wish to attend. This signature event will provide an opportunity for everyone interested in FASD to hear from experts leading research and experts with lived experience.

The theme of the conference, FASD@50, reflects the fact that it is 50 years since FASD was first identified in medical literature in the English-speaking world. Many things have changed in the world since then, but has enough changed for FASD?  What needs to be done to support families living with FASD and to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies? Is current research uncovering new options for support strategies and interventions that provide better outcomes?

Costs $360-430


National Centre for Youth Substance Use Symposium

The symposium agenda is packed with great speakers and topics such as: Cannabis use and youth development; causal mechanisms of impulsive substance use in youth, gaming disorders, learnings from Canada’s Cannabis legalisation, vaping, social media and substance use plus much more. The symposium keynote is international speaker Professor Keith Humphreys on the North American opioid crisis. Registration is free and now open. (Dovetail)

Online 20 April, 9:00-5:00 pm.


Australian Winter School

Brave new world: innovations in the AOD sector

18-19 August, Brisbane.

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