ATODA recognises the current post-COVID funding environment is tight. There is also an urgent need to
meet the Government’s election commitments to Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services and fund a
reasonable portion of these in 2021-22. Early investment will position the sector to recruit new staff,
increase and diversify services to meet current and future demand, and audit existing infrastructure to plan for much needed upgrades. Funding the final request will go a long way to addressing the largest
modifiable contributor to ill health in the ACT population – tobacco consumption – and provide a saving of health and social costs conservatively estimated at $2.6 for every $1 invested in the first year.
Download ATODA’s full submission to the ACT Budget 2021-22 Consultation for further details inclusive of a summary of costed funding priorities proposed.
Or contact Dr Devin Bowles, Chief Executive Officer, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA), (02) 6249 6358 or email@example.com for further information .
Download the ATODA 2020 ACT Election Priorities Statement