New app makes it easier to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol treatment services
Launched this, an Android version of a free mobile phone app called AODconnect, which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The new Android app provides a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and can be used by the alcohol and other drug workforce, and other health practitioners. AODconnect is available free for both Android and iOS devices (iPhones and iPads).
What is AODconnect?
AODconnect is a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
It has been created for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug (AOD) workforce or any health professional working in the AOD sector. This app is also useful for those looking for a specific Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander AOD service.
The app allows you to find a service by state, territory and/or region through an interactive map of Australia or by alphabetical listing. The app has filter options that include:
- Focus – Indigenous, Mainstream with Indigenous focus or Mainstream
- Treatment categories – counselling and referral, harm reduction and support groups, outreach, mobile patrols and sobering up, residential rehab, withdrawal management, and young people.
NACCHO APP- Locate your nearest ACCHO
Here are the URL links to the App – alternatively you can type NACCHO into both stores and they come up!
“The NACCHO App contains a geo locator, which will help you find the nearest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in your area and provides heath information online and telephone on a wide range of topics and where you can go to get more information or assistance should you need urgent help “