Helplines, online counselling & service directories
1800 Respect – Family Violence
Women’s, babies and pregnancy AOD services
Crossroads | The Salvation Army – Bridgehaven
LGBTQI AOD services
Mental Health/AOD & Personality Disorder Services
Young people’s AOD services
Prisoners and others involved in the criminal justice system
Alcohol and Other Drug Facts
Legal Aid – Drugs, the law and safer injecting – Victorian legal guide
Harm Reduction Victoria – HRVic resources include substance specific resources, overdose, hep c treatment
Australian and Asian Drug Discussion – An international, online harm-reduction community where people seeking help (reducing use/dependence, harm reduction, education) can speak without judgement.
Touchbase – Provides drug and alcohol information for LGBTQIA+ communities (e.g. interactions with HRT and HIV medication). Contains sections on Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Sexual Health, Toolkit & Stories. There is a lot of information about a variety of drugs, their effects, treatment, and where to get support.
Progressive Diagnostics – Information about a variety of substances, including some that are less well known, such as NBOMe.
Drugs.com – Has a drug checker section for information on how different prescription drugs interact with each other.
Drug Aware – Established in 1996, has a 24-hour drug and alcohol support line and live chat, providing information about a variety of drugs. It has a great section on how to plan safe nights out.
Erowid – “Every individual reacts differently to every chemical. Know your Body – Know your Mind – Know your Substance – Know your Source.” Extremely comprehensive list of substances, with information about dosage, effects, legality, chemistry, potential harms etc. A huge range of psychedelic substances that a lot of other websites do not cover.
One Medical – Realistic, non-sensationalist ecstasy information and info on safer using.
Healthy Nightlife Toolbox – An international initiative that focuses on the reduction of harm from alcohol and drug use among young people. Includes info sheets, interventions and interesting relevant articles.
Safe Sesh – A VICE video series on a range of substances. Focussing on Harm Reduction information.
How to party (and get home in one piece) – Article about safer partying, looking at a few tips on how to reduce potential harms.
TripSit Factsheets – Very comprehensive resource on a range of substances. Also has a very informative chart that looks at drug interactions.
Drugs and Me – Accessible drug information focussed on both short-term and long-term effects of a range of popular drugs.
Unity.nl – Dutch website with harm reduction information and information about specific drugs. Many documents are translated into English.
DanceSafe – Information on a range of substances (dosage, potential harms, effects etc.) as well as a whole range of safe partying resources.
RollSafe – This website specifically focuses on MDMA harm reduction.
FRANK – Information on a range of substances (dosage, potential harms, effects etc.)
Urban75 – A resource with helpful drug information on a small selection of substances, along with a peer-run forum.
Alcohol and Drug Foundation – Comprehensive harm reduction information in an accessible format.
Harm Reduction Victoria – Provides peer-written resources for a wide range of substances, overdose resources, access to treatment and support, and advocacy. The information on drugs includes dosage, safer use, duration, administration, detection, effects, and combinations.
Black Poppy’s Junk Mail – Peer run blog focussing on a whole range of info related to safer using, dealing with dependence, drug law reform, advocacy and general news.
Injecting Advice – Specific harm reduction and advocacy blog aimed at injecting drug use.
Ask the Catepillar – A Harm Reduction Chatbot that lets you ask simple questions about drug interactions.
TripSafe – Harm Reduction website focussed on psychedelics. Great resources for tripsitting and care for someone who is experiencing challenging psychedelic effects.
Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling, residential treatment & other services
Health and Human Services Information
Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence – Pharmacotherapy guidelines Victoria