Showcasing the Community Services of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

We're pleased to showcase the important work of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF). The Alcohol and Drug Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation committed to inspiring positive change and delivering evidence-based approaches to minimise alcohol and drug harm.

The ADF recognises the power of strong communities and the important role they play in building protective factors against alcohol and other drug harms. ADF work hand-in-hand with local communities and sporting clubs, supporting them to implement tailored programs to address their specific concerns.

DrugInfo Services

ADF’s DrugInfo Service provides information on the effects of drugs and measures that can be taken to reduce their harms. DrugInfo helps thousands of Australians every year by listening, providing the facts and sharing contact details for counselling, treatment and support services.

Two resources that can be accessed easily and quickly are the: DrugInfo Line (1300 85 85 84 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) – a free and confidential phone and email service and, Text the Effects (0439 835 563) – a confidential SMS service. Text a drug name to this dedicated phone line and receive an instant SMS reply with the effects of the drug, as well as links to further information and help.

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Community Hub

The ADF’s digital Community Hub is accessible and relevant to all Australians who are striving to keep their communities healthy and connected. The Community Hub allows Australian communities to access information, tools and ideas they can easily implement in their local areas to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs. In addition, the Community Hub has resources for ADF funded Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) to assist them with their activity delivery.

Follow the link to explore ADF Community Hub:

Good Sports

The Good Sports program is implemented through community sporting clubs; helping clubs to promote healthier, safer and more family-friendly environments. The Good Sports program has been supporting community sporting clubs to set higher standards for alcohol and tobacco management, illicit drug responses and safe transport practices and, to promote healthy behaviours and role modelling with juniors, for more than two decades.

Implemented nationally, and in 1200+ community sporting clubs in South Australia specifically, Good Sports is supported by the latest evidence to deliver positive outcomes and improve the health of communities.

Further information about how Good Sports supports clubs is available at

Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs)

The Local Drug Action Team program fosters collaborative partnerships within communities and, LDATs are comprised of a mix of health workers, police, community organisations, community members and local government who work together to deliver evidence-informed activities to minimise harms from alcohol and other drugs. There are 20 LDATs in South Australia.

For more information please contact SA Regional Community Development Manager, Marcela Lima on 0415 550 144 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.