DrugInfo is supported by the Victorian Government to provide easy access to information about prevention of alcohol and other drug harms, through our publications, resource centre and seminars.
Our website is aimed at anyone who can have an impact on changing the behaviour of people at risk of, or who need support with, alcohol and other drug issues. The audience includes, but is not restricted to, alcohol and other drug workers, health professionals, parents, teachers and local government workers.
This site does not host any form of paid advertising.
We sometimes promote events and publications that we believe will be of interest to our audience, however, we do not receive any payment for this service.
The DrugInfo website is compiled by our team of experienced writers, with contributions from alcohol and other drug (AOD) and health policy professionals and organisations. Every item is thoroughly vetted to ensure the information is accurate, up-to-date and relevant to the Australian AOD sector. All content is reviewed and approved by Australian Drug Foundation staff.
When content is created or reviewed by contributors outside the Australian Drug Foundation, this will be clearly stated on those individual web pages.
Our writers and reviewers
Ian Comben (Information Officer)
Ian has a Bachelor of Public Health and a Graduate Diploma of Community Services and worked in the Blood Borne Virus sector for over 10 years.
Anne Collyer (Program Coordinator, Australian Drug Foundation)
Anne has worked in health information provision since 2006. She has experience writing and editing online information for youth audiences.
Anna Gifford (Resource Centre Manager)
An experienced information professional with over 20 years in the sector, Anna has worked in a range of settings including education, the arts, research and the media. Much of her work has been in libraries, but she has also worked in information architecture within Victorian Government, and is a specialist in thesaurus and taxonomy development. She has presented at a number of conferences and is the editor of the third edition of the Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors.
Kate James (Editorial Manager)
Kate has over 10 years of broad communications experience gained through working in a range of sectors including health, education, media and science. She has specialised in translating complex information for different audiences to make it more accessible and engaging.
Geoff Munro (Policy and Advocacy Director, Australian Drug Foundation)
A former secondary school teacher, Geoff has worked in the drug field for over twenty years specialising in drug prevention and community development for government and non-government services. He has led numerous projects, published on policy and practice in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at conferences, drug summits and parliamentary inquiries. His current role involves policy development and advocacy.
Linda Rehill (Web Content Editor—DrugInfo)
After 10 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, Linda completed a Graduate Diploma (Information Services). She has worked in the provision of health information, both in traditional libraries and on the web, since 2002. She has a particular interest in health literacy, web accessibility and usability, and is currently completing a Master of Information Studies (Information Architecture).
Cindy Van Rooy (Program Manager—Information Services)
BAppSci BA (Hons)
A former cognitive neuroscience researcher, Cindy has worked in the field of alcohol and other drug information provision since 2004. Co-author of A guide to reviewing and developing alcohol, tobacco and other drug resources for young people, she is experienced in developing evidence-based resources that are targeted for a wide range of audiences using a range of formats, including print and online media.
In most cases, we cite our references on the web page. On some pages, such as fact sheets and drug facts pages, where we have tried to keep the page as brief as possible, references have not been included. If you require information on any of our sources, please contact DrugInfo.
Last updated: 3 April 2013