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Information & Research

We are committed to providing up-to-date research and information to people working in the field of alcohol and other drugs, as well as students, other researchers and the general public.

With our strictly evidence-based approach, the resources we produce are highly respected and frequently referred to in broader discussions around alcohol and other drugs.


DrugInfo provides easy access to information about alcohol and other drugs, and drug prevention. Services include a website and resource centre that provides access to many free information products and publications, a specialist library service, a telephone and email information service, and email alert services for people interested in preventing alcohol and other drug-related harm. Professionals and members of the general community can use the services as their first port of call for information from local, national and international sources.

The Other Talk

The Other Talk is a new resource for Australian families that helps them to talk openly about alcohol and other drugs. The Other Talk is an initial conversation and an ongoing understanding that when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, no question is too silly and no topic is off limits. It’s about letting your child know that they can come to you to discuss not only drugs and alcohol, but also related issues such as peer pressure, health, parties, safety and expectations. Visit You can also request a workshop — for more information, please download our workshop brochure.

Get the effects by txt!

Have you ever heard the name of a drug in passing or in conversation with your kids and not known what it was or what its effects are? Our Get the effects by txt! SMS service is the answer to your problem. It’s an effective way of staying informed with reliable information about different drugs and their effects, wherever you are. Read more.


ADF SEARCH is an online solution for the discovery and delivery of information on alcohol and drugs including reports, books, journal articles and more. The service includes content from a range of collections and sources, including full text journals and online databases. Visit ADF SEARCH.

Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)

The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. Every website in our directory has been through a formal quality review process to give you the best search results. 


Somazone is an Australian youth service with questions and answers on drugs and alcohol, youth mental health, depression, teenage pregnancy, sexuality, boyfriends and girlfriends, bullying and abuse. On Somazone, young people can ask questions online and get free youth health advice, find youth services, and share personal stories anonymously.

Information Sessions

Expert speakers from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation are available to present at community information sessions. Our presentations provide information about alcohol and other drugs, why people take drugs, the harms and effects of drug use, how many people take drugs, and how to talk to someone who is using drugs. Presenters can also answer questions, distribute resources and address key issues of concern to your community. For more information, please download our brochure and our speaker request form.