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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Centre

Specialities:

Managing the withdrawal, detoxification and rehabilitation from drug use together with support and counselling with the aim of reintegrating the patient back into society.

Contact / Address:

Drug Rehabilitation Centre
1025 Woods Point Road
East Warburton 3795
VIC
Australia
Tel: 1 300 88 7676
Email: info@getoffdrugs.com.au
Website: www.getoffdrugs.com.au

Description:

Get Off Drugs Naturally is the licensed to the worldwide Narconon drug rehabilitation network. Narconon Australia is a non-profit making association and its 48-bed Melbourne facility is set in 80,000 acres of National Parkland. Its programmes cover the process of drug detoxification through to full rehabilitation and consist of rehab regimes supported by exercise, good nutrition, saunas and sessions in personal growth.


Australian Addiction and Trauma Treatment Centre

Specialities:

Dealing with the underlying psychological reasons behind addiction and destructive behaviours.

Contact / Address:

Tel: 0400 – 888 – 444
Website: www.traumatreatmentcentre.com.au

Description:

The treatment Centre is based in the Byron Bay region of Australia and is situated on a working farm. The centre deals with a range of psychological disorders including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and eating disorders as well as substance abuse and alcoholism. The rehabilitation is based around the ’12 Step’ programme and also includes the provision of ‘Equine Assisted Psychotherapy’, interacting with the horses on the farm and becoming involved in farming activities like mending fences as a form of therapy and confidence building.


The Sanctuary Byron Bay

Specialities:

Drug detoxification and one-to-one treatment of addiction and psychological disorders. Individual or family treatments.

Contact/ address:

The Sanctuary Byron Bay
New South Wales 2481
Australia
Tel: + 61 2 6639 8888
Email: info@sanctuarybb.com
Website: www.sanctuarybb.com

Description:

Discreet rehabilitation centre set on the coast of Byron Bay, Australia where patients live in single occupancy residences and receive one-to-one therapy in order to treat their addiction. Programmes combine Western and Eastern medicine practice, psychotherapy, meditation, exercise and nutrition.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Australian Federal Police

Contact / Address:

AFP National Headquarters
Edmund Barton Building
Canberra
Australia
Tel: (02) 6131 3000
Website: www.afp.gov.au

The Australian Federal Bureau of Narcotics was subsumed into the Australian Federal Police in 1979. The AFP now has full responsibility for upholding the country’s drugs legislation and controls all activities pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of those who engage in illegal activity relating to drugs. This includes the central role of preventing the trafficking of drugs into or out of the country and in order to do so the AFP works closely with Australian Customs and Border Protection Service or ACBPS. The AFP also fosters close links with national and international law enforcement agencies in order to implement strategies aimed at preventing the trafficking and misuse of drugs.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Cannabis Strategy 2006-2009

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Australian Government National Drug Strategy.

Date:

2006

Internet link:

www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au/internet/drugstrategy/publishing.nsf/Content/FC2EF9E5D3AE9DDDCA2571B6001C96B8/$File/cannabis-strategy.pdf

Publishers website:

www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au


Name:

Drug Prevention Treatment and Care

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

National Health and Medical Research Council

Date:

2009

Internet link:

www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/ds10

Publishers website:

www.nhmrc.gov.au


Name:

National Heroin Overdose Strategy

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Australian Government National Drug Strategy

Date:

July 2001

Internet link:

www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au/internet/drugstrategy/publishing.nsf/Content/3BBC336160FE6CD4CA2575B4001353B7/$File/heroin_strategy.pdf

Publishers website:

www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au


Name:

National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Australian Government National Drug Strategy

Date:

July 2008

Internet link:

www.health.gov.au/internet/drugstrategy/publishing.nsf/Content/ats-strategy-08-l

Publishers website:

www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au


Name:

Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for Western Australia

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

Date:

July 2011

Internet link:

dao.health.wa.gov.au/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=483&PortalId=0&TabId=211

Publishers website:

www.dao.health.wa.gov.au

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Federal Customs Act 1901

Published Authority:

Government of Australia

Date:

1901

Internet link:

www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1901124/s4.html

Publisher Website:

www.austlii.edu.au


Name:

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981

Published Authority:

Government of Australia

Date:

1981

Internet Link:

www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/dpacsa1981422

Publisher Website:

www.austlii.edu.au

Facts and stats

  • According to research in 2004, 17% of Australians smoked tobacco on a daily basis.
  • Between 2004 and 2005, the Government of Australia took in excess on $6.7billion from the import and sale of cigarettes and tobacco.
  • 2004’s research data also showed that 9% of Australians drank alcohol every day and 64% drank alcohol at least once a week.
  • 35% of Australians were deemed in 2004 to be consuming a level of alcohol enough to cause short-term harm and 10% were drinking at levels considered a risk for long-term harm.
  • In the same year 38% of Australians over the age of 14 admitted to taking illicit drugs at least once in their lifetime and 15% said they had taken drugs in the last year. 9% of the same age group had taken methamphetamine, also known as Crystal Meth in their lifetime and 3% had taken it in the last 12 months.
  • Most of the cannabis consumed in Australia is locally grown and it is the most commonly used illicit drug in the country. It is estimated than around one third of the population over the age of 14 has tried the drug.
  • Alcohol is the most commonly consumed drug in Australia and is the leading cause of death related to substance abuse.
  • MDMA is consumed in Australia at much higher rates than most other countries in the world. The detection of illegal factories producing MDMA and ATS (Amphetamine-Type Stimulants) increased fourfold between the years 1997 and 2005.
  • There are over a thousand substance abuse treatment centres in Australia.
  • In 2005 42% of people seeking help with addiction were suffering from alcoholism and 23% were addicted to cannabis.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

Type:

Governmental

Address / Contact:

7 Field Street
Mount Lawley
WA 6050
Tel: (08) 9370 0333

Email: dao@health.wa.gov.au
Website: www.health.wa.gov.au

The Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office is a policy, strategy and information agency assigned with developing and co-ordinating government policies and strategies in partnership with state and Commonwealth agencies. It is charged with carrying out monitoring, research and evaluation in relation to drug and alcohol problems in Western Australia, conducting media campaigns and providing education and training and a library of resource material on this subject with the overall aim of combating the abuse of alcohol and drugs.


Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address / Contact:

17 Napier Close
Deakin ACT 2600

P.O.Box 269

Woden, ACT 2606

Tel: (02) 6215 9800

Email: adca@adca.org.au
Website: www.adca.or.au

The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) is the a national, non-government agency which aims to reduce the harm caused by drug and alcohol abuse. It works closely with other non-governmental and governmental agencies.


The National Drug Strategy


Type:

Governmental

Address / Contact:

Email: nationaldrugstrategy@health.gov.au
Website: www.nationaldrugstrategy.gov.au

The NDS was established in 1985 and has strong links with both Commonwealth and state governments as well as various non-governmental agencies. It aims to improve the health of Australian citizens by preventing the use of illegal drugs and in turn reduce the harmful effects that the use of drugs has upon society. It is an information resource, a campaigning body, and a strategic authority.