Whether you're keen to work in the alcohol and other drug sector, need some support or information about alcohol and other drugs, looking for research and statistics, or planning an event - these resources will give you a head start.
Student Placements in the Alcohol and other Drug Sector
WANADA facilitates student placements at alcohol and other drug services. Learn more about Student Placements.
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Planning to Work in the Alcohol and other Drug Sector?
Ever wondered what motivates people to work in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector? Alcohol and other drug work is a specialised field, attracting people with qualifications and experience in psychology, social work, health sciences, youth work, nursing and more. The work is challenging but ultimately rewarding for many who choose it for their career.
Find out what attracted eight WA alcohol and other drug workers to the field and why they would recommend it by viewing their stories on Youtube:
- Tom Hopkins, Vaughan Palmer, Cyrenian House
- Frankie Valvasori, Drug Counsellor, WASUA
- Peter Stroud, The Salvation Army's Bridge Program
- Justin Dorigo, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St John of God Health Care - Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN)
- Shirall Armstrong, AOD Counsellor, Palmerston Associa\tion, South Metro Community Drug Service - Mandurah
- Ronnie Wood, Alcohol and other Drug Counsellor, Womens Health & Family Services
- Wayne Flugge, Aboriginal Services Manager, WANADA
Alcohol and other Drugs - Facts and Figures
- Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (AODTS) in Australia 2016-17 - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
- Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2013–14. Drug treatment series no. 25. Cat. no. HSE 158. Canberra: AIHW.
- Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). AIHW bulletin no. 101. - Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, 2011
- Australian Secondary School Students’ use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances - Australian Government National Drug Strategy.National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report: 2013, Drug statistics series no.28. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, 2014.
- Opioid, amphetamine, and cocaine-induced deaths in Australia: August 2018 - Drug Trends - National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
- 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report. Drug statistics series no. 25. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, 2011.
- WA Drug Trends 2010: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) - NDARC Bulletin 61 C. Rainsford, S. Lenton - National Drug Research Institute
- World Health Organization 2011 Global status report on alcohol and health, Geneva: World Health Organisation
Planning An Event? Raising Awareness?
These sites may help you find useful resources and information.
Need Help or Information?
Do you or someone you know need support or information?
Learn more about the alcohol and other drug services available in Western Australia by browsing or searching the Green Book Directory of Alcohol and other Drug and Mental Health Services in WA.
If you live in Western Australia, contact the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on 9442 5000 or freecall 1800 198 024 for free, confidential information and support 24/7.
Free, confidential counselling for alcohol and other drug-related concerns is also available Australia-wide through Counselling Online. This service is text-based and available 24/7.