A submission has been made to the Australian and state and territory governments calling for policy changes and additional funding for the specialist AOD sector, including specifically to enable ongoing provision and enhancements of telehealth and adapted pharmacotherapy services. The submission was developed by a coalition of organisations from the AOD field and is available […]
The Organisation This Canberra based peak body represents both the non-government and government sector in the alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector. ATODA works collaboratively to provide expertise and leadership in the areas of social policy, sector and workforce development, research, coordination, partnerships, communication, information and resources. ATODA is an evidence informed organisation that is committed to […]
The Australians’ Drug Use: Adapting to Pandemic Threats (ADAPT) Study is exploring the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australians who use illicit drugs. Led by researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney, ADAPT is one of the first studies globally to talk with people who […]
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A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, for more information go to: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/. For general information on COVID-19 call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continuously updated information about COVID-19 can be found […]
www.overdoselifesavers.org is Australia’s first dedicated website presenting carefully researched personal stories of opioid overdose and the use of take-home naloxone to save lives. The website has two aims. First, it aims to support people affected by opioid overdose and thinking about using take-home naloxone. Second, it aims to inform the public about overdose and what […]
The January 2020 Winnunga Nimmityjah newsletter has been released. The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to provide information on the happening at Winnunga, current topics and upcoming events. The newsletter can be found here.
The National Framework for Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Treatment guides a national response to treating the harm these substances cause. It addresses how treatment based on an individual’s needs and goals can reduce harm from: alcohol, tobacco, prescribed medications, currently illicit drugs. This framework’s aim is that all Australians seeking alcohol and other drug […]
The Australian Illicit Drug Policy Timeline provides a list of key events, policy and legislative changes that have occurred in Australia since 1985. The timeline has been updated to include events up until 31 December 2019. Events are listed federally and by state/territory. To access the timeline please go to: https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/sprc/research/drug-policy-modelling-program/drug-policy-timeline The Drug Policy Modelling […]
His Excellency José Ramos-Horta and the Global Commission on Drug Policy recognise that officials and the community are rightly focussed on the bushfire crisis in Australia. They do not wish to distract attention from managing the impact of the fires and the challenge of rebuilding communities and have decided to postpone their Australian engagements until […]