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Smoking, alcohol & other drugs

Tobacco-free University

For more information about UC's tobacco-free policy, maps and other resources, visit Tobacco-free University.

The following are resources that you may like to use to help you quit.


Directions Health Services have provided support to those impacted by alcohol, drugs and other addictions for more than forty years.

They are a specialist drug treatment service funded primarily by ACT Health and the Australian Government Department of Health.

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) eASSIST provides a questionnaire which screens for all levels of problem or risky substance use. The ACT eASSIST provides an evidence based structured and consistent way for health, community and other workers to:

  • identify is someone is experiencing alcohol,tobacco or other drug problems,
  • determine the level of risk of their use , and what to do next,
  • provide a 10 step brief intervention & information,
  • provide a feedback report card for clients regarding the risks associated with their drug use,
  • identify an appropriate referral point for treatment and support.
BAIT (Brief Alcohol Intervention Training)

The University Drug and Alcohol Network (UDAN) works in conjunction with the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Association (ATODA) ACT to address alcohol and other drug use amongst university students in the ACT.

The brief alcohol intervention training (BAIT) project which was offered at UC, involved attending one 3.5 hour training program on alcohol. At this session, students were taught how to use the Alcohol Use Disorders Inventory Test (AUDIT), developed by the World Health Organization to screen for risky drinking.
Students also learnt how to provide feedback utilising Brief Intervention (BI) techniques to participants completing the AUDIT and how to support others to set goals for changing their drinking habits.

Check out this link for more ATODA brief Intervention advice.