Good Hope Story

Good Hope Story

This is very likely one of the hardest stories I have ever given. I will take you back to the age of thirteen. This is where my addiction started even though it More »

WHOS Sunshine Coast Client reflection

WHOS Sunshine Coast Client reflection

I was born in Gladstone Qld on the 23/10/1979.  My mother and father separated when I was one year of age. Mum found a new boyfriend who was her partner til I More »

WHOS New Beginnings Client Story

WHOS New Beginnings Client Story

My life before I got to New Beginnings was very depressing. I was out of control in so many ways. I had recently moved back from Mt Isa and was in a More »

WHOS MTAR Client Story

WHOS MTAR Client Story

Prior to coming to WHOS MTAR my life was unmanageable to the extent where even going to the chemist to pick up my methadone was a struggle. I was stuck in a More »

WHOS Gunyah Client Story

WHOS Gunyah Client Story

I was surrounded by drugs from an early age. My father was addicted to drugs and there wasn’t many times I did not see him with a beer in hand or some More »

RTOD Client Male 35 years old – 110 mg Methadone

RTOD Client Male 35 years old – 110 mg Methadone

Before I thought about coming to WHOS RTOD I had done about 12 detox programs and thought every time I could stay clean myself. It took a long time to realize this More »

WHOS RTOD Client Female 35 years old – 130 mg Methadone

WHOS RTOD Client Female 35 years old – 130 mg Methadone

Life before WHOS RTOD was absolute hell for me. I have one sister who is alive and 2 brothers deceased. My father passed away last year and my mum is dying from More »

Hunter resident reflections

Hunter resident reflections

What it was like. At the age of 11 it was just natural to me that everyone used drugs, I thought nothing of it. I listened to everyone glorifying it so I More »

Sophie

Sophie

Hi, my name is Sophie and I am an alcoholic. I will be eternally grateful to the Therapeutic Community at Cyrenian House, my counsellor, my very wise sponsor,  my Higher Power, my More »

 

Links

 
Funding

Peak Bodies

Research

Professional Development

International Associations

Funding

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education

FARE is an independent charitable organisation working to prevent the harmful use of alcohol in Australia.

FARE’s mission is to help Australia change the way it drinks by:

  • helping communities to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms
  • building the case for alcohol policy reform
  • engaging Australians in conversations about our drinking culture

FARE is guided by the World Health Organisation’s global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol for tackling alcohol-related harms through population-based strategies, problem directed policies, and direct interventions.

Peak Bodies

ATDC

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania is the peak body for the non-government, not-for-profit alcohol and other drugs sector in Tasmania.

 

NADA

The Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies Inc (NADA) is the peak organisation for the alcohol and drug non-government sector throughout NSW and is funded by NSW Health.

 

SANDAS

The South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services is the Peak Body for Non-Government Organizations working in the alcohol and other drug field in South Australia.

 

VAADA

The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association is the peak body representing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services in Victoria.

WANADA
The Western Australian Network of Alcohol And Other Drug Agencies is the
peak body for the alcohol and other drug (AOD) education, prevention, treatment and support sector in Western Australia.
Research
NDARC
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre was established at the University of New South Wales in May, 1986. It is funded by the Australian Government as part of the National Drug Strategy.
 
Turning Point
Since being established in 1994, Turning Point has led research and its translation into policy and practice at a local, national and international level.
 
RADAR
The Register of Australian Drug & Alcohol Research is a project of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia. It contains up-to-date records of current and recently completed (from 2001) research projects with details of published research. There is also information about researchers, research organizations and funding bodies.
Professional Development
NCETA
NCETA is a national research centre concerned with workforce development in the alcohol and other drugs related field.
International TC Associations
 
Association of Therapeutic Communities, (UK)
 
Therapeutic Communities of America,Inc.
 
European Federation Of Therapeutic Communities
 
Federation of TCs of Central & Eastern Europe
 
Asian Federation of Therapeutic Communities