Based on responses to the 2004 NDSHS, 38% of Australians aged 14 years and over had used an illicit drug at least once in their lifetime, and 15% had used an illicit drug at least once in the last 12 months.
is a website for young people designed to raise awareness of issues
impacting on mental health, including AOD use.
Line provides online and telephone based free confidential
counselling for young people.
Bluebelly is a harm reduction website for young
people interested in reducing harm from amphetamine and related
Somazone is a website developed by the ADF,
where young people can send their questions which are then answered
by professionals. A range of topics are included, from drug use and
mental health to sexuality and relationships.
not out has been developed by the Lions Club Drug Awareness
Foundation, and provides a pod-casting service, where young people
can learn about healthy decision making around alcohol and other
Mood Gym is based on two programs, Cognitive
Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy, which are successful
in preventing and treating depression and anxiety. The program is
interactive and registration is free.
Counselling Online is a program offered by
Turning Point, which delivers free confidential online counselling
about AOD and related issues.
Anxiety Online is a comprehensive online mental
health service offering information, assessment, online diagnosis
and treatment programs ("eTherapy") for anxiety disorders.