In November 2013, the Australian Government de-funded the national peak body, the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA). On 1 March 2014, the organisation ceased to operate with paid staff and funding (including the delivery of Drug Action Week). For more information on the defunding of ADCA see our page on the national peak.
Drug Action Week is a week of activities held nationally to raise awareness about alcohol and other drugs issues in Australia. The week also highlights the achievements of the dedicated individuals who work within the AOD sector to reduce alcohol and drug-related harm. It is an initiative of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia and funded by the Department of Health and Ageing.
The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) coordinated Drug Action Week in the ACT.
ATODA annually facilitated the ACT Drug Action Week Planning Group, to bring together key stakeholders to plan activities for Drug Action Week in the ACT. The Planning Group provides assistance in the development of activities, which include organising the launch of Drug Action Week in the ACT, the Annual ACT Drug Action Week Conference for ATOD and allied professionals, and developing and distributing the ACT calendar of activities.
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT
(02) 6249 6358
Last updated 14 July 2015