The project aims to map drug and alcohol services throughout Australia in accordance with geographical location, referral pathways and treatment services offered. This work has lead to the development of the web-based National Drug and Alcohol Services Directory. A smartphone application will also be developed aimed particularly at consumers, family/friends/carers and clinicians.
Project leaders: Monash University with Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre
Funder: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Project duration: 2011 – 2014 (followed by an additional 3 years funding to maintain the directory and the app)
The aim of this project is to map drug and alcohol services throughout Australia. Services will be mapped in accordance with factors such as geographical location, referral pathways and treatment services offered. This information will be collected and stored by Monash University on a protected database.
A website and smartphone application will then be created which allow carers, consumers and clinicians to locate drug and alcohol services on the database based on the search terms they have entered. This tool is seen as an essential adjunct to current service directories as it is a national database, it focuses exclusively on drug and alcohol issues and it will be created with a focus on key stakeholders including carers, consumers and clinicians.
Dr Jade Sheen
Phone: (03) 9904 4247
The Project has produced the web based National Drug and Alcohol Services Directory available online at www.ndasd.com.au. This website has been created to allow families and friends, consumers and clinicians to locate drug and alcohol services. To provide feedback, receive information about the site or to update service provide information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NDAMP team have sent out the first of 6 monthly reminders to services to check and update their details where required. ACT was uploaded in November 2013 and they are now asking all ACT services to go to the website at www.ndasd.com.au and check that the information is still current. For changes to your site’s information please contact Belinda Wallace on (03) 9904 4224, or email email@example.com
[note]ACT Status and Action
- No ACT specific activities are currently known.
Last updated 28 May 2014