The Services Directory for Drug and Alcohol Users is published by the Fitzroy Legal Service, which is one of the oldest community legal centres in Australia, opening in 1972. It provides information and free advice to members of the community.
Fitzroy Legal Service would like to extend thanks to those who have contributed to this online publication; to the contributors and volunteers who provide their time and expertise for free in order to produce this valuable community resource.
Fitzroy Legal Service wishes to thank the following organisations for helping to provide funding for the production of the Services Directory for Drug and Alcohol Users: the Danks Trust, the City of Yarra, City of Melbourne, City of Darebin, City of Moreland, City of Port Phillip and the Terumo Corporation.
Members of the Steering Committee who gave generously of their time and expertise in overseeing the production of the original Directory were Sam Biondo, Fitzroy Legal Service; Jocelyn Snow, North Yarra Community Health (NYCH); Cristian Becerra and Sarah Lord, Victorian Drug Users Group (VIVAIDS); Chris Hardy, Melbourne Inner City Needle Exchange (MINE); Robyn Szechtman, City of Port Phillip; Kealy Smith, City of Melbourne; John Fitzgerald, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne; and Amanda Bolleter, Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA).
Thanks to all the agencies, services, self-help groups and individuals without whose co-operation we would not be able to produce the Services Directory. In particular: VIVAIDS; NYCH; MINE; focus groups at VIVAIDS and FLS; Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre; SHARC.
Thanks to John Spooner, Cathy Wilcox and Ron Tandberg of The Age for generously allowing us to reproduce their cartoons; Malcolm Doreian for the drawings in Chapter 3; and Phillip Adams and the Weekend Australian for the opening story.
Finally, an enormous thank you to all the contributors who worked overtime to produce their sections and provide all the additional information we asked for.
Fitzroy Legal Service