This factsheet was developed by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, the University of Sydney (formally the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney) and Gilimbaa Indigenous Creative Design Agency (2018). Input was received from external Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal experts on the Expert Advisory Group.
The summary of what works/doesn't work is based on the conclusion reached by the following reviews:
Gray, D., & Wilkes, E. T. (2010). Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm. Canberra/Melbourne: Australian Institute for Health and Welfare and Australian Institute for Family Studies.
Lee, K. K., Jagtenberg, M., Ellis, C. M., & Conigrave, K. M. (2013). Pressing need for more evidence to guide efforts to address substance use among young Indigenous Australians. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(2), 87-97.
Snijder, M., Stapinski, L., Lees, B., Ward, J., Newton, N., Champion, K., Chapman, C., and Teesson, M. (unpublished). A systematic review of alcohol and other drug prevention programs for Indigenous youth. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney: UNSW.
Page last reviewed: 30 April 2019
Positive Choices artwork by Jenna Lee (Larrakia artist, Gilimbaa).