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Refer to this procedure (Undertake substance testing of a parent) when considering the need to test a parent for alcohol or other drug use.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has information on alcohol and drugs.

Health Direct (2019) Drug abuse and (2017) How alcohol affects your health.

Insight This site provides a range of resources and printable tools.

The Stages of change is helpful in recognising where the family you are working with is at and working out the next steps to take.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (2017), A Quick guide to Drugs & Alcohol.

Raising Children Australian website—Parenting and problematic alcohol and other drug use.

Stages of change to use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander families.

Services and supports

Queensland Health’s ADIS 24/7 Alcohol and drug support (1800177 833) offers support for Queenslanders with alcohol and other drug concerns.

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) service provider helps people locate services in their area.

Queensland Health’s Queensland Needle and Syringe Program has information on the safer use of injectable drugs.

To print

Alcohol and Drug Foundation This site has printable brochures on specific drugs and their effects.

Department of Health and Aged Care This site has printable brochures and information.

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