Needle and Syringe Program
The Victorian (NSP) is a public health initiative that aims to minimise the spread of blood-borne viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B and C among people who inject drugs and into the wider community.
Harm Reduction Victoria
aims to reduce drug and alcohol-related harm at Victorian dance parties, festivals and nightclubs through peer education. The project involves the attendance of Key Peer Educators, who host a chill-out space, discuss safer drug use and distribute health resources.
Drug Overdose Prevention and Education program
Australian Drug Foundation
DrugInfo line and email service
The Foundation operates the (1300 858 584), a telephone information and referral service for people who need information about preventing alcohol and drug related harm. It operates during business hours. They also operate an email information service and an email alert service.
is the Foundation's free online service to find information about alcohol and drugs including online databases, reports, books and journal articles. Membership allows access to a more comprehensive suite of resources.
The Foundation also contributes to peer-reviewed published research on prevention, public health and alcohol and other drugs and deliver seminars and workshop relating to alcohol and drug use to a wide range of audiences.
The Victorian Government provides funding for , a national program that partners with and supports local sporting clubs to change attitudes toward drinking, tobacco and drug use, and improve mental health and nutrition among sporting participants and the wider community.
The is a harm minimisation outreach program that demonstrates the impact of alcohol and drug abuse to young people. It is delivered by the Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospitals to students across Victoria. Participants learn about the trauma, injury and health consequences of risky behaviours by reviewing real-life clinical scenarios, and seeing an emergency room, a burns and trauma unit, an intensive care unit and a family bereavement room. Young people also meet trauma survivors who discuss the impact of risky behaviour and options to minimise risk.
Reviewed 28 April 2017