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Smoking Cessation with Assoc Prof Bittoun- Queensland

Preventative Health, as part of the roll out of the Quality Improvement Payment for Smoking Cessation Screening in 2014, is offering FREE education with Adjunct Assoc Profess  Renee Bittoun, the leading researcher and most published author in smoking cessation in Australia . There are 2 options: 1.       Attend the 2 day event  - day 1 on the 19th May […]

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Draft Report on Alcohol Advertising now open for consultation

Submissions are invited on the Draft Report - Alcohol Advertising: The Effectiveness of Current Regulatory Codes in Addressing Community Concern You can  download the full report HERE. The Australian National Preventive Health Agency examined the current system of regulation around alcohol marketing and advertising.  The Draft Report describes this system, which consists of self-regulatory, co-regulatory and […]

Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, has referred an inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs The Committee invites submissions on any or all of the terms of reference. If you would like to […]

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Let’s take action on alcohol

The Queensland Government is currently considering how best to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. ‘Action on Alcohol’ is a campaign that seeks to reduce the number of alcohol-related harms and deaths in Queensland using a comprehensive and sophisticated approach. It needs to be  a proactive approach that tackles the issues before lives are ruined, not after. Too much […]

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New Zealand – Whangarei- Nurses working with people who have substance use problems / addictions

This seminar is organised by Matua Raki (National Addiction Workforce Development) in collaboration with DANA (Drug and Alcohol Nurses Association) and Northland DHB The aims of which are to foster relationships, enhance skills, encourage advanced practice and nurse practitioner development, share journeys and ideas for enhancing skills, hear about new and planned initiatives and explore […]

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Smoking Cessation Courses 2014 – Melbourne

Lung Health Promotion Centre at the Alfred Smoking Cessation Courses 2014 – Melbourne For health professionals with in an interest in smoking cessation. Endorsed by the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals These two day programs uses an evidence based model and are based on best practice guidelines – a must for health professionals working […]

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DANA Position Statements

DANA is developing a range of position statements that reflect the organisation’s stance regarding important issues relevant to substance misuse. The development process for position statements involves internal deliberation by a sub-committee of the DANA Management Committee.  A draft of the proposed position statement is then posted on DANA website, and distributed by email, seeking […]


Professor Margaret Hamilton AO Announced as First Patron of DANA

DANA is delighted to announce that Professor Margaret Hamilton AO, one of Australia’s leaders in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector has agreed to become the first patron of DANA. Professor Hamilton has over forty  years experience in the AOD field including clinical work, education and research, mentoring, policy development and advice. Her career […]


Message for the Festive Season

Dear Colleagues Let me begin by thanking those of you who have volunteered your time on behalf of your DANA colleagues for the work undertaken throughout 2013. I would like to particularly acknowledge the: DANA Management Committee; DANA Pathways to Credentialling Advisory Committee and Working Party; DANA Annual Conference Committee and those of you who […]


Training Available from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)

The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) has recently introduced several new trainings to its range of interactive training workshops that are well suited to DANA members.  All the NCPIC trainings in cannabis information and interventions are free of charge, are evidence-based and can be used when working with either adults or young people. These workshops consist of didactic and […]


National Alcohol and other Drug Workforce Development Strategy

Take note! Take part! This is an important opportunity for Drug and Alcohol Nurses. A National Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Workforce Development (WFD) Strategy is being developed at the request of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs. The strategy development is being undertaken by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at […]

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DANA Credential Program

The DANA Pathways to Credentialling Program was officially launched in Sydney at the NSW Nurses’ Forum on Friday August 23rd by Professor Ramon Shaban. A year ago DANA sought assistance from nursing organisations that had successfully established credentialling programs. ACIPC, the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control, offered their resources, guidance and expertise to […]



Need Assistance to Attend the DANA Annual Conference? Consider an Application to FARE for a Financial Grant

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has  funding available to assist individuals attend conferences that deal with drug and alcohol issues. Financial assistance is available to individuals supported by their employers to attend Alcohol and Other Drug  themed conferences  to enhance their professional expertise (up to a maximum of $2,000 ex GST). Follow […]


Walk on the Wildside at WOWS 7 Brisbane Friday May 16th

Come along to this one-day symposium for health professionals examining substance use and society. You will be surprised to  hear  what is revealed when waste water is analysed. Learn more about  what works in addictions counselling plus a whole lot more. Find out more when you download the wows7-program-registration

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DANA Conference 2014 – Submit Your Abstract

Time to think about the abstract that you want to submit for the DANA ‘Speak Up’ Conference to be held from 18 – 20 June 2014 at the Mercure Sydney, NSW. Call for abstracts now open - submit yours today! Follow this link.


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Urgent -St Vincents Hospital- Sydney Alcohol and Drug Clinician

The position is to work with a specialised helpline (1300DRIVER) service providing brief intervention, crisis counselling, callbacks, education, information and referrals to truck drivers and/or their family, friends and concerned others. For more information about the position follow this link to St Vincents Hospital Alcohol and Drug Clinician


Clinical Manager- YSAS Head Office Fitzroy Victoria

Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can use your experience in a leading youth health agency? This unique opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to a leading youth health not-for-profit agency might be the perfect position for you. Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for clinical practice and governance […]


Practice Nurse (DIV 1 RN) – Mediclinic – Clayton Victoria

Medclinic is seeking a part-time  nurse to join their team. Medclinic is a General practice in Clayton, Victoria, specialising in Drug and Alcohol treatment. They seek a part time  Div. 1 (RN) Practice Nurse to add to a multi-disciplinary team. Flexible hours and excellent remuneration. Induction & orientation offered as well as ongoing training and […]