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New funding for local mobile drug and alcohol treatment services

New funding for local mobile drug and alcohol treatment services

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced Commonwealth funding to support Lives Lived Well and Directions Health to establish new drug and alcohol rehabilitation services for people in Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point in the Shoalhaven, and Wallaga Lake, Bermagui, Bega and Eden in the Bega...

Improving opioid safety

Improving opioid safety

In Australia, pharmaceutical opioids are now responsible for more deaths and hospitalisations than illegal opioids such as heroin, which has contributed to the recent changes in regulations and to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) changes to prescription opioids.

Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19

Many Australians are worried about increased household drinking during COVID-19

A recent poll by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) found that 20% of Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, 70% are drinking more than normal and 33% are now using alcohol daily.

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!

An initiative aimed at increasing awareness of support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District as we work together towards...

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Problem gambling has been shown to be strongly comorbid with other health and mental health issues. That's why screening is so important; particularly when patients present with symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or drug and alcohol issues.

‘What can I do?’ How one medical practice is changing its community

‘What can I do?’ How one medical practice is changing its community

GP Trevor Kemper, Director of Equilibrium Healthcare in Helensburgh, had often noted the impacts of excessive alcohol consumption in his community. The practice had seen a rise in alcohol-related illness and injury, and several patients were being managed for extreme anxiety and depression related to regular alcohol use.

New AOD videos in multiple languages

New AOD videos in multiple languages

A new series of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) videos have been developed in a variety of languages.  

The 'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' videos are available on Your Room website in Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, Karenni, Kirundi, Mandarin and Swahili.

New drug and alcohol support service for Aboriginal people in Yass

New drug and alcohol support service for Aboriginal people in Yass

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that Marathon Health will be funded to provide a new drug and alcohol support service for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Yass and surrounding areas.

Supporting young people who use alcohol and other drugs

Supporting young people who use alcohol and other drugs

Creating Synergy's 2019 conference, 'Drugs & Young People - Care, Collaboration, Compassion' is coming up in June.

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Women want to know about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Did you know that 97% of Australian women want to be asked about alcohol use in pregnancy? (Women Want to Know - Foundation Alcohol Research and Education)  

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a range of adverse consequences including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

New funding for local drug and alcohol treatment service in Eurobodalla

New funding for local drug and alcohol treatment service in Eurobodalla

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that Directions Health Services will operate a new drug and alcohol treatment service for people who live in the Eurobodalla region.

Now open: online consultation for the draft National Alcohol Strategy

Now open: online consultation for the draft National Alcohol Strategy

On 27 November 2017, members of the Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum agreed for a draft National Alcohol Strategy to undergo a public consultation process and encourage all interested parties to participate in this consultation.

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

Preparing for prescription only codeine-containing medicines: useful resources

A range of resources have been made available for consumers and health professionals in preparation for over-the-counter codeine-containing medicines to become prescription only from 1 February 2018.

Alcohol and Drug Foundation: Applications now open for Local Drug Action Team program

Alcohol and Drug Foundation: Applications now open for Local Drug Action Team program

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation has announced that application are now open for the next round of opportunities for the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program.

Share your thoughts on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

Share your thoughts on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

Researchers at the University of Sydney invite doctors practising in Australia to participate in an online survey about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

New action plan to tackle ice

New action plan to tackle ice

The Federal Government has released a new action plan to reduce the demand for ice and the harm it causes, while continuing efforts to disrupt supply.