News from NCETA

National Alcohol and Drug Knowledgebase (NADK): New Methamphetamine Section

19 January 2016

A new Methamphetamine knowledge base has been launched today by NCETA. It contains up-to-date information and data, in the form of 80 frequently asked questions (FAQs), about Methamphetamine, including crystal methamphetamine (ice). It forms part of NCETA’s National Alcohol and Drug Knowledgebase read more

Preventing and Reducing Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Harm among Older People: A practical guide for health and welfare professionals

1 December 2015

The patterns and prevalence of alcohol and other drug use amongst older people is an emerging area of concern due to Australia's ageing population. This guide was developed by NCETA, in collaboration with Peninsula Health, Victoria, to assist specialist and generalist clinicians to assess and respond to the range of AOD-related harms impacting older people read more

Slots & Shots: Gambling Resources for AOD Workers

23 November 2015

Slots and Shots is a much needed suite of gambling resource for alcohol and other drug workers. It contains a tri-fold client handout, waiting room poster, a report, and a wallet sized quick reference reminder for clinicians. read more

Australia's National Alcohol and Drug Workforce Development Strategy

17 August 2015

NCETA was commissioned by the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) to develop Australia’s first National Alcohol and Drug Workforce Development Strategy. This Strategy will be instrumental in further developing Australia's alcohol and other drug (AOD) workforce. The strategy contains 12 outcome areas and is also being used to inform workforce development initiatives in other countries read more

Professional Development Needs Assessment - Methamphetamine Treatment and Intervention

3 July 2015

NCETA is conducting a workforce development needs assessment to explore the views and experiences of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment workers about the challenges involved in working with methamphetamine clients read more

New Publications

4 June 2015

In response to increasing concern about methamphetamine use in Australia, NCETA has released three new information sheets which aim to inform people about current patterns and trends in methamphetamine use, associated harms, and intervention options read more

Methamphetamine Symposium Slides, Video Presentations, & Resources

20 May 2015

The key methamphetamine resources, and PDFs and audio visual recordings of the speaker presentations from NCETA's Methamphetamine Symposium held in Melbourne on 12 May 2015 are now available read more

NCETA PhD student awarded VC's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

21 April 2015

Dr Creina Stockley has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence read more

The Grey Matters National Conference - Speaker Presentations Available

4 April 2015

On Wednesday 1 April 2015, the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) held a national conference on identifying, preventing and responding to alcohol and other drug problems among older Australians. The conference was held at the Education Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, Adelaide. The speaker presentations have now been uploaded read more

Grey Matters Information Sheets

18 December 2014

The Grey Matters Information Sheets aim to assist specialist and generalist health and welfare workers to better prevent, assess and respond to the needs of older people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harm read more