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Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Government, health, community, and drug and alcohol agencies are working to meet the particular needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds, and to ensure that services are inclusive of these communities.

If you work with CLD communities, browse the resources below to find:


Be sure to also visit the Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) and to contact DrugInfo if you need more information.

Information resources for the CLD community

Free resources for culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Find more translated information.

Treatment services

Alcohol and other drug-related services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities (DrugInfo fact sheet).

Making treatment services and prevention programs accessible for culturally and linguistically diverse clients (DrugInfo fact sheet).

Background information for workers

More than tolerance: embracing diversity for health
A report by VicHealth into the discrimination affecting migrant and refugee communities in Victoria, its health consequences, community attitudes and solutions.

Prevention in culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Reading list compiled by DrugInfo resource centre.

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Prevention Research Quarterly (PRQ), DrugInfo newsletter and fact sheets, published June 2010.

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities and drug prevention
Prevention Research Quarterly (PRQ) and DrugInfo newsletter, published June 2007.

Newly arrived refugees and drug prevention
Prevention Research Quarterly (PRQ) and DrugInfo newsletter, published June 2006.

Last updated: 13 June 2014

Information you heard is intended as a general guide only. This audio is copyrighted by the Australian Drug Foundation. Visit www.DrugInfo.ADF.org.au for more