Helplines, online counselling & service directories
https://www.1800respect.org.au/ – Family Violence
Women’s, babies and pregnancy AOD services
LGBTQI AOD services
Mental Health/AOD & Personality Disorder Services
Young people’s AOD services
Prisoners and others involved in the criminal justice system
Alcohol and Other Drug Facts
http://aivl.org.au/nsp/ – AIVL NSP directory (Australia-wide but you type your postcode or go to the map)
http://aivl.org.au/resources/– AIVL harm reduction resources
https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/sites/www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/files/vla-resource-drugs-the-law-and-safe-injecting.pdf – Drugs, the law and safer injecting – Victorian legal guide
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/A407CF4FECBDC715CA257BF0001F98B2/%24File/return2.pdf – return on investment report – NSP 2009
https://www.hrvic.org.au/resources – HRVic resources include substance specific resources, overdose, hep c treatment
http://www.bluelight.org/vb/forums/45-Australian-Drug-Discussion – An international, online harm-reduction community that hosts forums where people seeking support (reducing use/dependence, harm reduction, education) can speak in a judgement free space.
http://www.festival-friends.org/ – Helpful, accessible information on how to be safer in a party/festival setting, including information about buying drugs, taking drugs and looking after friends. A list of various party drugs, their street names, and detailed information about each drug. Drug information includes dosage, safer use, duration, administration, detection, effects, combinations.
http://touchbase.org.au/alcohol-and-drugs – A national website with drug and alcohol information with specific information for LGBTQIA+ communities (e.g. interactions with HRT and HIV medication). Has a section for Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Sexual Health, Toolkit & Stories. Includes a lot of information about a range of drugs, their effects, treatment, where to go for support etc.
https://www.progressivediagnostics.com.au/progressive-drug-information – Information on a range of substances, specifically some less reported on psychoactive substances like NBOMe.
https://www.drugs.com/ – Has a drug checker section for information on how different prescription drugs interact with each other.
http://drugaware.com.au/getting-the-facts/staying-safe/ – Has a 24hr drug and alcohol support line & live chat, established in 1996, has information on a range of different drugs. Has a great section on advice on how to plan nights out so that everyone stays safe.
https://erowid.org/ – “Every individual reacts differently to every chemical. Know your Body – Know your Mind – Know your Substance – Know your Source.” Extremely comprehensive list of substances, with information about dosage, effects, legality, chemistry, potential harms etc. A huge range of psychedelic substances that a lot of other websites do not cover.
http://www.onemedical.com/blog/newsworthy/ecstasy-facts/– Realistic, non-sensationalist ecstasy information and info on safer using.
http://www.hntinfo.eu/ – An international initiative that focuses on the reduction of harm from alcohol and drug use among young people. Includes info sheets, interventions and interesting relevant articles.
http://theothertalk.org.au/advice/get-the-effects-by-text/ – A text based information service by the Australian Drug Foundation. This allows people to text in drug names they might have heard and get a text response with information about the drug. It includes different names and ‘street’ names of drugs.
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/topic/safe-sesh – A VICE video series on a range of substances. Focussing on Harm Reduction information.
https://au.reachout.com/articles/how-to-party – Article about safer partying, looking at a few tips on how to reduce potential harms.
http://drugs.tripsit.me/ – Very comprehensive resource on a range of substances. Also has a very informative chart that looks at drug interactions.
http://www.drugsand.me – Accessible drug information focussed on both short-term and long-term effects of a range of popular drugs.
http://www.unity.nl/ – Dutch website with harm reduction information and information about specific drugs. Many documents are translated into English.
https://dancesafe.org/ – Information on a range of substances (dosage, potential harms, effects etc.) as well as a whole range of safe partying resources.
https://rollsafe.org/ – This website specifically focuses on MDMA harm reduction.
http://www.talktofrank.com/ – Information on a range of substances (dosage, potential harms, effects etc.)
http://www.urban75.com/Drugs/ – A resource with helpful drug information on a small selection of substances, along with a peer-run forum.
https://adf.org.au/ – Comprehensive harm reduction information in an accessible format.
https://www.hrvic.org.au/resources – Excellent Victorian based orginisation. Focussed on mostly peer written resources for a wide range of substances, resources for responding to overdose, access to treatment/support and advocacy. Drug information includes dosage, safer use, duration, administration, detection, effects, combinations.
https://blackpoppymag.wordpress.com/about/ – Peer run blog focussing on a whole range of info related to safer using, dealing with dependence, drug law reform, advocacy and general news.
http://www.injectingadvice.com/v4/ – Specific harm reduction and advocacy blog aimed at injecting drug use.
https://www.askthecaterpillar.com/home.html – A Harm Reduction Chatbot that lets you ask simple questions about drug interactions.
https://tripsafe.org – Harm Reduction website focussed on psychedelics. Great resources for tripsitting and care for someone who is experiencing challenging psychedelic effects.
Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling, residential treatment & other services
Health and Human Services Information
https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/publications/policiesandguidelines/policy-for-maintenance-pharmacotherapy-for-opioid-dependence – Pharmacotherapy guidelines Victoria