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For Aboriginal People

Information to support Aboriginal people in NSW in reducing the harms caused by alcohol and drugs and to help our mob become healthier.

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Aboriginal media & resources

Yarning about alcohol and pregnancy

This booklet for Aboriginal women provides information about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and strategies to support women in not drinking. 

The booklet also promotes the availability of professional services to support women in not drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the role family and friends play in supporting a pregnant woman.

The booklet can be filled out in conjunction with a health professional to discuss:

  • health risks to you and your baby
  • no amount of alcohol is safe when pregnant
  • if alcohol is a worry
  • reasons to change
  • tips for change.

This publication was adapted from a resource by the Northern Territory Department of Health, in conjunction with the Menzies School of Health Research.

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Health workers guide to yarning about alcohol and pregnancy

This guide provides information about alcohol and pregnancy to health professionals working with Aboriginal women.

The guide was developed to support health care practitioners, educators, drug and alcohol workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners to assess and provide interventions for alcohol use with clients.

The companion resource, Yarning about alcohol and pregnancy, is a booklet that can be filled out in conjunction with a client to discuss:

  • health risks to you and your baby
  • no amount of alcohol is safe when pregnant
  • if alcohol is a worry
  • reasons to change
  • tips for change.

This publication was adapted from a resource by the Northern Territory Department of Health, in conjunction with the Menzies School of Health Research.

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Not Our Way - Pharmaceuticals Booklet

Not Our Way is a NSW Police Force campaign that focuses on the harms associated with the use of ice and misuse of pharmaceuticals and the impact this has on family and community. It also aims to provide advice for parents, families and friends of Aboriginal people with a pharmaceutical or ice dependency.

There are other resources available from this campaign which include:

  • posters 
  • postcards 
  • storybooks

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Additional support

Cultural specific services and appropriate service delivery is vital in regards to treatment options for Aboriginal people and communities.
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  • Your Service Hub is an online directory of alcohol and other drugs support, health and welfare services. If you need support for your own or someone else's substance use, you should use terms in Find Services like:

    • drug and alcohol family support

    • drug and alcohol Aboriginal services 

    • drug counselling

    • drug and alcohol rehabilitation

    • drug and alcohol residential treatment

    along with your suburb name to narrow the search to services near you.

    Not sure what service you need? Call the Alcohol and Drug Information Service on 1800 250 015.

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