Mr Scott Wilson, the Director of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc at yesterdays forum, held in Melbourne which examined the role of the Guidelines in reducing risky alcohol consumption in Australia released the first phone app targeting Aboriginal Australians.
"Mr Wilson said that it was the first of its kind in Australia that is using modern technology to get a health message to Aboriginal people Australia wide”. ADAC has used the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol and made them into a culturally appropriate mobile website app.
The mobile website app is based on the ADAC produced Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce the Lifetime Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol, which Drinkwise had provided funding for in 2010.
Mr Wilson said that “it was and exciting development in ensuring that the Alcohol guidelines could a great tool the Indigenous alcohol and drug workers would have wherever they worked in Australia on their phones or other media such as IPADS or tablets.
The mobile friendly website app can be viewed at guidelines.adac.org.au
Or visit adac.org.au/guidelines for more information.
There is help if you need it, just visit guidelines.adac.org.au using the web browser on your mobile phone or tablet (not just for iPhones and iPads, the site is Android friendly).
There are instructions of what you need to do.
Go to the left of ADAC's web and there is help for you.
ADAC lead the way with Guidelines App.