Hi-Ground is a community driven platform that aims to educate, reduce harm and give support to people who use drugs.
It is a multidisciplinary group of peer educators, healthcare and harm reduction workers who are all passionate about caring for the Queensland and wider community who use drugs!
Their aim is to create a safe, diverse and inclusive community platform. To provide a space free from judgement and damaging stigmatisation and instead offering support and harm reduction education so that they can improve the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders and the broader Australian Community.
Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) aims to provide education and training expertise as well as high quality research assistance on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues.
DARTA specialises in providing education and training to a wide range of audiences and can tailor presentations to suit any agency’s requirements in the area of alcohol and other drugs. Each year, DARAT present education sessions to hundreds of school communities right across Australia, delivering information to students, teachers and parents.
Paul Dillon is the Director and founder of DARTA and he is passionate about ensuring that the community has access to accurate and up-to-date alcohol and other drug information.
The Qld Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies Ltd QNADA provide support to member agencies to assist them in delivering high quality services to individuals, families, and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs.
"QNADA members provide a range of alcohol and other drugs services including residential treatment, withdrawal management (detox), individual and family counselling, outreach, case management, intoxication management, continuing care and harm reduction services. We actively engage and support staff at all levels of each member agency, recognising that every part of an organisation contributes to the quality of services provided."
Positive Choices is an online portal established by the Australian Government Department of Health & The University of Sydney in collaboration with researchers, teachers, parents and students across Australia to help school communities access accurate, up-to-date drug education resources and prevention programs.
"Research suggests the teenage years are when alcohol and other drug use are first initiated. This highlights the importance of intervening early with young people to prevent drug use uptake and associated harms. School staff and parents can play an important role in protecting young people from drug-related harms and empowering them to make positive choices. Teachers, school counsellors, and parents are also the primary sources of contact for young people seeking advice or help for drug use issues, thus it is crucial they are equipped with accurate information and evidence-based harm prevention strategies."