Young People and Alcohol and Other Drug Use

 

If you need information, advice or
  support about alcohol and other drugs you can contact the telephone support
  below. 

         
   Help is available 24 hours  a day, 7 days a week:       

         
    Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)      
          
  Ph: (02) 9361 8000     

      1800 422 599 (rural)    

  www.yourroom.com.au

 

For information on specialist youth service providers download the 'Supporting Young People with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, A profile of non government alcohol and other drug services for young people in NSW' resource 

 



Young people who access alcohol and other drug treatment are a diverse, vulnerable and complex population.

A number of specialist AOD services and programs have been established to provide appropriate youth focused responses and treatment options for those young people experiencing issues with alcohol and other drug use. These services are diverse in their nature and embrace different views and approaches to target health and social factors
that contribute to young people's alcohol and drug use.

NADA in partnership with the NADA Youth AOD Network developed the 'Supporting Young People with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, A profile of non government alcohol and other drug services for young people in NSW' reource in 2015 .

This resource provides an overview of the specialist non government youth services providing alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in NSW who are members of the Youth AOD Services Network. To download this resource click here.

One strategy of the Network is better promote the work of youth AOD services to young people and their families, service providers and the broader community. For a detailed referral directory of NADA Youth AOD Services click below:

Referral directory

Referral Directory User Guide.

 

Useful Resources

 

There are many useful resources for working with young people with AOD issues. The below list is not exhaustive.

Substance Use and Young People Framework (NSW Ministry of Health 2014)  
Youth AOD Toolbox - YSAS   
Youth Outreach Factsheet (Dovetail) 
Youth AOD Good Practice Guide 1: A framework for youth AOD practice (Dovetail 2012)  
Youth AOD Good Practice Guide 2: Legal and ethical dimensions of practice (Dovetail 2012)  

Youth AOD Good Practice Guide 3: Practice strategies and interventions (Dovetail 2013)

Youth AOD Good Practice Guide 4: Learning from each other - Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People Dovetail 2014)  
Computer Game Addiction in Adolescents and Its Relationship to Chronotype and Personality 

Pathological Video-Game Use Among Youth Ages 8 to 18 : A National Study 

Pathological Video Game Use Among Youths: A Two-Year Longitudinal Study 

PolicyTalk - New Psychoactive Drugs: No Easy Answer (ADF)  

New psychoactive substances (synthetics) factsheet (ADF)

 

Other useful resources

NADA resources

AOD Exercise Guide (WANADA)

Healthy Eating for Wellbeing and Nutrition Guide For AOD Consumers (WANADA) 

Healthy Eating For Wellbeing and Nutrition Guide For AOD Workers (WANADA)