The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre today launched an Android version of their 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 (AOD) treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and can be used by the AOD workforce, and the very wide range of health practitioners working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.
The new Android version of the AODconnect app is the same as the iOS version launched in 2015, and now makes this valuable tool accessible to that large section of the workforce who use Android phones and tablets. The app is useful for those looking for a specific Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander AOD service by state, territory and/or region through an interactive map of Australia or by alphabetical listing. It has two filter options: focus (to identify the main focus of the service: Indigenous, mainstream with Indigenous focus or mainstream); or treatment categories (counselling and referral, harm reduction and support groups, outreach, mobile patrols and sobering up, residential rehab, withdrawal management, and young people).
For more information: http://www.aodknowledgecentre.net.au/AODconnect
Please let us know if there is an AOD treatment service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that is not on the app and you think should be included.