An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a new and dynamic range of services WHOS SNSW is opening to service the Southern Region of New South Wales. In collaboration with Southern NSW Local Health District, NSW Ministry of Health and the local community stakeholders WHOS will be establishing residential and non-residential services operating from […]
The State and Territory Alcohol and Other Drugs Peaks Network undertook a survey of alcohol and other drug treatment services in all States and Territories between 21 May and 5 June 2020 on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Responses were received from 210 organisations across Australia, including organisations operating in metropolitan, regional, rural and […]
The ACT Greens have secured a commitment from ACT Labor to explore a pill-testing site in the ACT this Summer – an Australian-first that will build on the success of earlier trials at music festivals. “The ACT Greens are pleased today to have secured a commitment from our Government colleagues to extend pill-testing from only […]
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 […]
Some program information may have changed as services adapt to the COVID-19 situation. For updated information, click here.
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.