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Our journal, Youth Studies Australia, is issued quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Drugs and alcohol

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc.
Web site: http://www.adac.org.au/
ADAC aims to ensure the development of effective programs to reduce harm related to substance misuse in Aboriginal communities in a way that promotes and fosters pride, dignity, identity and achievement in Aboriginal society.

Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia
Web site: http://www.adca.org.au
ADCA is the peak national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and drug field. To fulfil this role, ADCA is involved in a broad range of activities which include advocacy to government, advocacy to the media and general community, monitoring of parliament and the media, research, information provision and special projects.

Australian Drug Foundation
Web site: http://www.adf.org.au
The ADF is an independent, non-profit organisation working to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug problems in the Australian community. It provides a gateway to the Centre for Youth Drug Studies and a link to the Somazone web site (see below).

Australian Drug Information Network
Web site: http://www.adin.com.au
ADIN is a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and drug information resources on alcohol and other drugs.? ADIN is aimed primarily at the information needs of the general community, and includes information for schools and for young people. Organisations and individuals can search and share relevant information on licit and illicit drug issues. It The Alcohol and Other Drug Council of Australia (ADCA) Resource Centre database complements the ADIN web sites with the 'DRUG' database leading searchers directly to specific journal articles and toher documents relevant to their information needs.

Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alcohol
Web site
: http://www.ceida.net.au
CEIDA is based in Sydney and is funded by the NSW Health Department. CEIDA works to increase the number of effective strategies implemented in NSW, to reduce AOD related harm. The CEIDA web site has excellent resources.

?Centre for Education and Information on Drugs and Alcohol
Web site: http://www.ceida.net.au
CEIDA is based in Sydney and is funded by the NSW Health Department. CEIDA works to increase the number of effective strategies implemented in NSW, to reduce AOD related harm. The CEIDA web site has excellent resources.

The DrugInfo Clearinghouse
Web site: http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au
This is a valuable resource for those with an interest in drug prevention and young people. The site has free drug and alcohol publications for young people as well as information for professionals. Membership is free.

?Web site: http://www.freeza.vic.gov.au
FReeZA is all-ages, drug- and alcohol-free FReeZA gigs happening in Victoria every weekend in more than 110 locations statewide. FReeZA live bands and dance party events are run by 45 funded agencies and 55 local youth committees.
The web site is the first to be established by the Victorian Government with the capacity to be by and for young people. It is the major source for information about FReeZA and its activities. There is an on-line gig guide which gives up to the minute details of what's happening and where. An electronic magazine called Freezine provides a medium for feedback from and exchange with the FReeZA audience. Competitions are run via the web site which encourage creativity and design and computer skills.

National Alcohol Campaign
Web site: http://www.nationalalcoholcampaign.health.gov.au
This Australian Government project tackles the problem of excessive teenage drinking. The site contains information for parents, the media, service providers, stakeholders and communication students. The site contains information for parents in 16 languages. One of its sites is aimed at young people themselves: see: http://www.drinkingchoices.com

National Drug Research Institute
Web site: http://www.ndri.curtin.edu.au/
The mission of the Institute is to contribute to the overall aim of the National Drug Strategy. It undertakes research designed to establish the preventive potential of a number of interventions: legislative, fiscal, regulatory and educational. It therefore complements the role of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) whose primary focus is on treatment.

?National Drug Strategy
Web site: http://www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au/index.htm

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Web site: http://www.med.unsw.edu.au/ndarc/
NDARC was established at the University of New South Wales in May 1986 and is funded by the Australian Government as part of the National Drug Strategy. The NDARC produces a quarterly newsletter called 'Centrelines'. Subscription is free.

New Zealand Drug Foundation
Web site: http://www.nzdf.org.nz
The New Zealand Drug Foundation was established in 1990. It is an independent organisation with charitable trust status. The Foundation?s objective is minimising drug related harm. This includes harm caused by legal drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, as well as illegal drugs, such as cannabis.

?OxyGen
Web site: http://www.OxyGen.org.au
This anti-tobacco web site for young people and teachers was developed in collaboration with the South Australian Smoking and Health Project, Quit Victoria and Smarter than Smoking (WA).

Somazone
Web site: http://www.somazone.com.au/
Somazone is a web site designed to provide young people aged 14-18 with support and advice in relation to health and legal issues in a way that is informative and non-judgmental.

The Centre for Harm Reduction
Web site
: http://www.chr.asn.au/
This centre aims to promote the philosophy and practice of harm reduction through research, training, program development and advocacy.

The Centre for Youth Drug Studies
Web site
: http://www.adf.org.au/cyds/
The Centre for Youth Drug Studies (CYDS) is the research arm of the Australian Drug Foundation. The mission of the CYDS is to develop and evaluate innovative drug education models in specific settings, which aim to reduce drug problems among young people.

The DrugInfo Clearinghouse
Web site: http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au
This is a valuable resource for those with an interest in drug prevention and young people. The site has free drug and alcohol publications for young people as well as information for professionals. Membership is free.

The National Drugs Campaign (launched in 2001)
Web site: http://www.drugs.health.gov.au
This information is geared towards youth, parents, families, service providers and communities, and provides information for parents in 17 languages. The National Drugs Campaign 2005 aims to reduce the number of young Australians using illicit drugs.

The Ted Noffs Foundation
Web site: http://www.noffs.org.au/
The essential purpose of the Ted Noffs Foundation is to provide the relief of suffering for young people where this suffering is due to drug and alcohol abuse, and related issues such as homelessness, unemployment, education, mental health, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and family problems. The Ted Noffs Foundation operates direct services to young people and their families. Residential, day programs and schools programs are available in various locations in New South Wales and the ACT.

Youth Substance Abuse Service
Web site: http://www.ysas.org.au/
YSAS provides accessible, effective and engaging alcohol and drug interventions for young people between the ages of 12 - 21 who are experiencing significant problems with their alcohol and/or drug use.