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Health & Community Courses: Alcohol and Other Drugs

A guide with information for health and community students.

Print Books


Web Resources

Support Organisations Government Websites

Turning Point

Alcohol and Drug Foundation


Odyssey House Victoria

Self Help Addiction Resource Centre

NADA - Network of alcohol and other drug agencies

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia

Health Advice - Alcohol

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Department of Health (Vic) - Alcohol & Other Drugs

Australian Government Department of Health

Drug Help

Ice Action Plan

Head to Health

Research Centres

National Drug Research Institute

The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is one of the largest centres of alcohol and other drug research expertise in Australia. 

Australia’s National Research Centre on Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Development

NCETA is an internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field.


Academic Journals provide a reliable source of academic, peer reviewed information. Through the library you have access to thousands of online journal articles. You can search by topic and keyword or browse journals that are relevant to your subject. 

All journals have articles submitted from around the world, but those published in Australia often have more local content.

These are some journals that cover topics relevant to your subject area.​​​​​​

Australian International

Of Substance: The National Magazine on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Drug and Alcohol Review (UK)

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly (USA)

Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education (USA)

Alcohol Research: Current Review (USA)

Journal of Addiction (Open Access)

Substance Use & Misuse (UK)


ADF Logo

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation Library is the largest and most up-to-date alcohol and other drugs library in Australia. It provides free access to a wide range of specialist print and online resources, including books, full-text articles from 11,000+ journals and databases.


Online Videos From the library

SBS On Demand: Addicted Australia

ABC News: Australia's small town ice epidemic

ABC News: Inside Shalom House, Australia's 'strictest' drug rehab

Ted Talk: Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one

ABC iview: You can't ask that - Alcoholics

As well as books and journals, DVD programs and documentaries offer a great way to learn about drugs and alcohol in our society.

Dear me: the dangers of drugs

Dead drunk: lights out in the Cross

The anonymous people

The agony of ecstasy

The ice age

Partae: interview with a 'party girl'!

Kanopy - thoughtful entertainment

Kanopy provides access to streaming videos on subjects relevant to Melbourne Polytechnic courses including education, art, health, humanities and science.