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The DAMEC Directory provides a list of bilingual health practioners and CALD-specific programs that assist with alcohol, other drug and mental health-related issues. To access the directory click here.

Other information resources are listed below:


Translated Health Information

NSW Health Multicultural Communication Service
Provides information and services to assist health professionals to communicate with non English speaking communities throughout New South Wales.

drug info @ your library
Provides information about alcohol and drugs on the website and through local public libraries in New South Wales.

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
Information on cannabis (marijunana, dope, pot) and related issues in two languages:

Mind + Drug Interpreter (Victoria)
A smart phone application (app) that provides information about the effects of alcohol and other substances on mental health in Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish and English.

Health Translations (Victoria)
Translated Health Information. Find Your Language tool allows health practitioners to create a poster or flip chart that will assist in identifying the languages that people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities speak.

Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Fact sheets about ice (crystal methamphetamine) in English, Arabic and Vietnamese.

Quit Victoria
Information about the risks of smoking and how to quit smoking in different languages.

My Language
A hub where public libraries and CALD communities can actively share information resources and programs.


Easy English Resources

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
Low literacy resources


Other support resources for professionals

Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA)
Peak organisation for the non government drug and alcohol sector in NSW.

Vietnamese Drug and Alcohol Professionals (VDAP)  
Vietnamese language website

Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association CALD AOD Project
Tipsheets and information to help services work more effectively with culturally diverse communities.

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (Victoria)
Aims to enhance, develop and support the capacity of health care agencies to provide quality services to a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community.

CALD Resources (New Zealand)
Resources for health practitioners to assist with establishing cultural competence and supporting and enabling cultural and language appropriate interactions.

SMART Recovery (US)
Smart Recovery is a voluntary self-help group that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours. The manual has been translated into German, Spanish, Danish, Chinese, Portuguese, Farsi and Vietnamese.



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