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The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol  five founding members

Healthy Options Australia
The Australian Medical Association Queensland
Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Lives Lived Well


Healthy Options Australia

Healthy Options Australia has a proud history of service delivery across Queensland for approximately 100 years.  Healthy Options Australia provides alcohol and other drug programs through Drug Arm Australasia, mental health information and support programs through the Mental Health Association Australia and education and training for the alcohol and other drugs  sector and the mental health sector through the Australian College of Community Services. We strive to support and assist individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties with either mental health or substance use to live a full and meaningful life in the community.

amaqThe Australian Medical Association Queensland (AMAQ)

The Australian Medical Association of Queensland is the State’s peak medical representative body and represents more than 5,670 Queensland doctors.

We aim to work with doctors and all levels of government to improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability of the Queensland health system. The Australian Medical Association has a long and proud history of advocacy on behalf of doctors and their patients. Read more…

qardecQueensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC)

The Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre is a centre within the University of Queensland’s School of Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. It is Queensland’s only educational institute providing specialised qualifications in Addiction Studies, or Alcohol and Drugs. It was established in 1996.

The centre provides research output at a national and international level in alcohol and drug-related areas and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in alcohol and drugs. Read more …

fareThe Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

FARE is an independent charitable organisation working to prevent the harmful use of alcohol in Australia. Our mission is to help Australia change the way it drinks by: helping communities to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms; building the case for alcohol policy reform and engaging Australians in conversations about our drinking culture. Read more …

llwLives Lived Well (LLW)

Lives Lived Well is a leading alcohol and drug support organisation with services extending across Queensland. We deliver both residential and non-residential programs which assist more than 10,000 people every year in 20 locations across the state. Our services include adult, youth, Indigenous and family drug and alcohol counselling, community and youth outreach, drug diversion programs, support for family and friends and prison and court programs. Lives Lived Well was established following the merger of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland, Gold Coast Drug Council and the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council in May 2012. Read more …