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Everybody’s Business is about alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. It is a signposting portal for the best quality Alcohol and Other Drug information, and a platform for Champions within the Tasmanian Community to share their work and passions with everyone. If you have an AOD item to share (articles, websites, resources, champion stories…) send it to us with the details on the right; We’d love to hear about your work.

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Illicit

(AIHW) Overview of Illicit use of drugs in Australia

Illicit use of drugs includes use of illegal drugs, misuse or non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs...
Posted November 24, 2017
Journal Article
School Drug Education

(Research) Alcohol Prevention and School Students: Findings From an Australian 2-Year Trial of Integrated Harm Minimization School Drug Education

Posted November 23, 2017
tobacco
Statistics

(AIHW) Overview of Tobacco Smoking in Australia

Australia has been successful in reducing smoking prevalence over many years through the use of many strategies...
Posted November 22, 2017
FASD
Library

FASD Hub Australia

Information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) for Australian service providers, parents and carers, and more...
Posted November 20, 2017
Factsheet
Young People

Understand what’s going on: Alcohol and Drugs

Drugs and alcohol change the balance of chemicals that help your brain to think, feel, create and make decisions...
Posted November 9, 2017
Factsheet
Inhalants

(Factsheet) Inhalants

Also known as volatile substances or solvents, Inhalants are chemicals that evaporate and give fumes at room temperature...
Posted November 7, 2017
alcohol
Mental Health

(Factsheet) Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol can interact with mental health problems in various ways...
Posted November 6, 2017
Timeline
Policy

Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) policy timeline Australia

A current Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) policy timeline...
Posted November 4, 2017
australia
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Alcohol and other drug Courses relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Information about AOD courses offered in Australia that are relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health...
Posted November 3, 2017
Survey Results
Professionals

National Survey on Drug Policy Results

A survey to gauge opinion on what Australians who work with AOD issues want from their drug policies...
Posted November 2, 2017
Opioid
Painkiller

Scriptwise: Let’s Talk

ScriptWise is calling on all Australians to talk about the current opioid painkiller epidemic...
Posted November 1, 2017
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Emergency / Urgent Services

Ambulance, Fire, Police

000 000

Stay focused, stay relevant, stay on the line
Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help? Is your life or property being threatened? Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime? If you answered YES call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls are free.

Poisons Information Centre

13 11 26 13 11 26

Latest poisons information to members of the public, and Toxicology advice to health professionals on the management of poisoned patients.

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800 1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14 13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

24-hour Alcohol and Drug Information Service

1800 811 994 1800 811 994

The Alcohol and Drug Information Centres are state and territory-based services that offer information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support 24 hours a day. They offer services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health professionals and business and

Mental Health Helpline / Crisis Assessment Team

1800 332 388 1800 332 388

The Mental Health Services Helpline: is a 24 hour a day/7 day a week service for mental health crisis operates as a STATEWIDE service reaching all regions of Tasmania is available to all ages is a FREE CALL within Tasmania is operated by mental health professionals who will give you advice will he

General Helplines

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1300 MEDICINE

1300 633 424 1300 633 424

When you call 1300 MEDICINE, you will speak with an experienced registered nurse. Your question may be answered on the spot, or you may be referred to your GP or pharmacist, or to another health professional.

Family Drug Support

1300 369 186 1300 369 186

24-hour helpline providing information and support for family members dealing with a loved one’s drug use.

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14 13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

QUIT Helpline

137 848 137 848

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday A confidential telephone service available to smokers who want to quit.

Mensline Australia

1300 789 978 1300 789 978

MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.

Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636 1300 22 4636

beyondblue Depression and Anxiety Support Service. Support. Advice. Action.

Counselling Online

1800 888 236 1800 888 236

www.counselling online.org.au

Free drug and alcohol counselling, 24/7. Confidential counselling and referral line for drug and alcohol related issues.

Family Drug Help

1300 660 068 1300 660 068

Family Drug Helpline offers a confidential telephone service which provides support to family members in need. Our helpline is staffed by trained volunteers (9am to 5pm Monday – Friday)

0439 TELL ME - Txt a Drug Name - Get the effects by txt

0439 835 563 0439 835 563

Get the effects by txt! is a service of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation that provides drug information via mobile text message. Simply text a drug name to 0439 TELL ME* (0439 835 563) and receive a discreet and authoritative drug information message direct to your mobile phone.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include:

  • Unconscious/Passed out
  • Not responding
  • Irregular, slow breathing
  • Snoring or gurgling
  • Pale or blue skin, lips or fingertips
  • Floppy arms or legs
  • Disoriented or confused
  • Seizure

What to do:

  1. Keep the person calm. If they are unconscious, lay them on their side.
  2. Dial 000 for an ambulance. You only need to tell the operator: Where you are, if the person is unconscious or conscious, and if the person is breathing or not breathing
  3. Stay with the person until help arrives
  4. Use basic safety and life support