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ATODA eBulletin: ACT Drug Action Week - 17-23 June 2012
ATODA eBulletin - www.atoda.org.au

Drug Action Week (DAW) 2012 runs from 17 - 23 June and is a week of activities held nationally to raise awareness about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) issues in Australia. The week also highlights the achievements of the dedicated individuals who work within the ATOD sector to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related harm.
DAW 2012 is an initiative of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA), funded by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) providing individuals, organisations, and communities with the opportunity to promote awareness of alcohol and other drugs.

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Drug Action Week 2012 Launch

National Launch: 13 June
Drug Action Week 2012 will be officially launched by the Federal Member for Canberra, the Hon Ms Gai Brodtmann in a ceremony at Parliament House on Wednesday 13 June. The overarching theme for DAW 2012 is “Looking After YOUR Mind!”.

ACT Launch of Drug Action Week: 15 June 2012
Join us for the launch of Drug Action Week in the ACT, speakers include:
  • Mrs Agnes Shea OAM, Ngunnawal Elder
  • Chief Minister and Minister for Health Ms Katy Gallagher MLA
  • Ms Lisa Pryor, journalist and author of the book ‘ A Small Book About Drugs’
Date: Friday 15 June 2012
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Venue: Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly, London Circuit, Canberra City
RSVP and for more information: Download the flyer here: http://www.atoda.org.au/wp-content/uploads/DAW2012_Launch_Flyer.pdf, see www.atoda.org.au/activities/daw/, email daw@atoda.org.au or call (02) 6255 4070.

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5th Annual ACT ATOD Sector Conference: 19 June

Join us and some of Australia’s leaders in the field, for the sector’s fifth annual conference entitled Integration and Implementation: ATOD Research, Policy and Practice.
Date: Tuesday 19 June 2012
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: National Portrait Gallery of Australia, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT
Registration and for more information: Download the conference registration form from: http://www.atoda.org.au/wp-content/uploads/ATODA_Conference-2012-Flyer+Reg_FA1.pdf, see www.atoda.org.au/activities/conference, email conference@atoda.org.au or call (02) 6255 4070.
Note: Places are limited to 100 and are filling fast.

 
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Calendar of Events

An ACT calendar of activities has been compiled made up of over 40 varying activities provided by a range of Alcohol and other drugs services in the ACT. The entire calendar can be found here: http://www.atoda.org.au/wp-content/uploads/DAW_11_Calendar-of-Events.pdf

Tuesday 12 June

Debate- should drugs be legalised?
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) Australia
Date: Tuesday 12 June
Time: 6pm
Venue: CSIRO Discovery Centre – North Science Road, Acton
More information: Paul Cubitt – paul@leapaustralia.org, 0416 167 227

Wednesday 13 June

Comorbidity Bus Tour
ATODA, Youth Coalition of the ACT and Mental Health Community Coalition
Date: Wednesday 13 June
Time: All day
Venue: A variety of services in ACT ATOD, mental health and youth sectors
More information: Katrina Campion – Katrina@youthcoalition.net, (02) 6247 3540

National Launch of Drug Action Week
Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA)
Date: Wednesday 13 June
Time: 10am – 11am
Venue: Australian Parliament House
More information: Brian Flanagan – brian.flanagan@adca.org.au, (02) 6215 9802

Thursday 14 June

Interactive Information Stand on Drinking Alcohol
Sobering Up Shelter, CatholicCare Canberra & Golburn
Date: Thursday 14 June
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Australian National University
More information: Stefanie Burvill & Katrina Campion – Stefanie.burvill@catholiccare.cg.org.au, Katrina.campion@catholiccare.cg.org.au, (02) 6163 7625

Friday 15 June

Launch of Drug Action Week in the ACT
ATODA
Date:  Friday 15 June
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Venue: Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly – Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City
More information: Kathryn Sequoia – daw@atoda.org.au, (02) 6255 4070

Monday 18 June

ATOD Awareness Information Stand
Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)
Date: Monday 18 June
Time: 11am- 3pm
Venue: Garema Place, Civic
More information: Nicole Wiggins – nicolew@cahma.org.au, (02) 6279 1670

Information Stand
Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Government Health Directorate
Date: Monday 18 June
Time: 9am- 12pm, 2- 4pm
Venue: The Canberra Hospital - Building 7, Yamba Drive, Garran
More information: Amanda Coslett – Amanda.coslett@act.gov.au, (02) 6244 4915

Breakfast
Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Government Health Directorate
Date: Monday 18 June
Time: 7:30am – 10am
Venue: The Canberra Hospital Foyer - Yamba Drive, Garran
More information: Amanda Coslett – Amanda.coslett@act.gov.au, (02) 6244 4915

ATOD Information Stand
DIRECTIONS ACT
Date: Monday 18 June
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Kippax Fair Shopping Centre - Hardwick Cres, Holt
More information: Julie Blunden- julieb@directionsact.com, (02) 6122 8019

Tuesday 19 June

5th Annual ACT Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Sector Conference
ATODA
Date: Tuesday 19 June
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: National Portrait Gallery of Australia – King Edwards Terrace, Parkes
More information: Kathryn Sequoia – conference@atoda.org.au, (02) 6255 4070

ATOD Information Stand
DIRECTIONS ACT
Date:  Tuesday 19 June
Time: 10am  – 2pm
Venue: Erindale Shopping Centre - Comrie St, Waniassa
More information: Julie Blunden- julieb@directionsact.com, (02) 6122 8019

Easy being Green Liver Health Workshop at Arcadia House
ACT Hepatitis Resource Centre Inc.
Date: Tuesday 19 June
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Arcadia House – Calvary Hospital, Mary Potter Centre, Bruce
More information: Joanne Smith – communications@hepatitisresourcecentre.com.au, 1300 301 383

Live Better Life
Australian National Preventative Health Agency
Date: Tuesday 19 June
Time: 9:30am
Venue: Lvl1, Canberra House - 40 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra
More information: Kate Murray- kate.murray@anpha.gov.au, (02) 6289 2816

Opiod Pharacotherapy Report Launch
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Date: Tuesday 19 June
Time: 9:00am
Venue: AIHW – 26 Thynne St, Bruce
More information: Andy Ransom- andy.ransom@aihw.gov.au, (02) 6244 1252

Wednesday 20 June

ATOD Information Stand
Diversion Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Government Health Directorate
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: Erindale Shopping Centre - Comrie St, Wanniassa
More information: Clare Purcell – clare.purcell@act.gov.au, (02) 6205 8384

Women’s Mask Making and Lunch
Women’s Information Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency (WIREDD) and Lesley’s place, Toora Women Inc
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: WIREDD Room 3 Ground Floor – 20 Genge St, Griffin Centre
More information: Paulina Hellec – wireddcoord@toora.org.au, (02) 6248 8600

Interactive Information Stand on Drinking Alcohol
Sobering Up Shelter, CatholicCare Canberra & Golburn
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Australian National University
More information: Stefanie Burvill & Katrina Campion – Stefanie.burvill@catholiccare.cg.org.au, Katrina.campion@catholiccare.cg.org.au, (02) 6163 7625

BBQ Lunch
Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Government Health Directorate
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 11am- 2pm
Venue: Outside Building 7, The Canberra Hospital - Yamba Drive, Garran
More information: Amanda Coslett – Amanda.coslett@act.gov.au, (02) 6244 4915

ATOD Information Stand
Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Government Health Directorate
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 11am - 2pm
Venue: The Canberra Hospital Foyer - Yamba Drive, Garran
More information: Amanda Coslett – Amanda.coslett@act.gov.au, (02) 6244 4915

CAHMA and The Connection Open Day
Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA) and The Connection
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: CAHMA – 112-116 Sydney Building, Allinga St, Civic
More information: Nicole Wiggins – nicolew@cahma.org.au, (02) 6279 1670

School Visit Day – ATOD education and Activities
Australian Red Cross and Ted Noffs Foundation
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 9am- 3pm
Venue: Various High Schools in Canberra
More information: Gabrielle Hitch – ghitch@redcross.org.au, (02) 6234 7646

Community Street Soccer
ACT Community Street Soccer (Part of The Big Issue)
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 2pm
Venue: Reid Oval off Limestone Avenue, Reid
More information: Agnes Aruwafu – actsoccer@bigissue.org.au, 0435 349 943

ATOD Information Stand
Diversion Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Government Health Directorate
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 9am– 3pm
Venue: Erindale Shopping Centre, Comrie St, Wanniassa
More information: Clare Purcell – clare.purcell@act.gov.au, (02) 6205 8384

ACT ATOD Service Users’ Satisfaction Survey Implementation Day
ATODA in partnership with ACT ATOD Treatment Services
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 9am- 5pm
Venue: All ACT ATOD Treatment Services
More information: Carrie Fowlie – carrie@atoda.org.au, (02) 6255 4070

Gugan Gulwan Lunch
Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation
Date: Wednesday 20 June
Time: 12pm
Venue: Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation – Grattan Court, Wanniassa
More information: Marsha Files – marsha@gugan-gulwan.com.au, (02) 6296 8900

Thursday 21 June

Public Forum – Living with Drugs: Fostering a Safe, Open and Rational Society
Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Venue: ACT Legislative Assembly
More information: Bill Bush - bushwil@velocitynet.com.au, (02) 6257 1786

ATOD Information Stand
DIRECTIONS ACT
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Riverside Plaza - Queanbeyan
More information: Julie Blunden- julieb@directionsact.com, (02) 6122 8019

Solaris Therapeutic Community Visit
Solaris Therapeutic Community
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Alexander Maconochie Centre – Monaro Highway, Hume
More information: Shelley Cox – Shelley-ann.cox@act.gov.au, (02) 6207 0862

Alcohol and Sport Forum
Good Sports Program, Australian Drug Foundation
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 6:45pm – 9pm
Venue: Athllon Room – Vikings Town Centre, Greenway
More information: Debbie Simms – Debbie.simms@adf.org.au, 0425 754 741

The Connection Family BBQ and Art Attack
The Connection Family BBQ and Art Attack
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 11am – 3:30pm
Venue: Boomerang Centre – Coorong Flats
More information: Nicole Wiggins – nicolew@cahma.org.au, (02) 6279 1670

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service Information Stall and Satisfaction Survey
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 9am- 5pm
Venue: Winnunga Nimmityjah – 63 Boolimba Cres, Narrabundah
More information: Gabrielle Sledge – Gabrielle.sledge@winnunga.org.au, (02) 6248 8600

Young People and ACT ATOD Service Forum
Youth Coalition of the ACT
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 9am- 11am
Venue: Youth Coalition of the ACT – 46 Clianthus St, O’Connor
More information: Katrina Campion – Katrina@youthcoalition.net, (02) 6247 3540

Hepatitis Awareness Information and Education Session Canberra Recovery Service
ACT Hepatitis Resource Centre Inc.
Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 12pm– 2pm
Venue: Canberra Recovery Service – 5-13 Mildura St, Fyshwick
More information: Joanne Smith – communications@hepatitisresourcecentre.com.au, 1300 301 383

Friday 22 June

ATOD Information Stand
Alcohol and Drug Services, ACT Government Health Directorate
Date: Friday 22 June
Time: 9am- 12pm, 2pm- 4pm
Venue: The Canberra Hospital - Building 7, Yamba Drive, Garran
More information: Amanda Coslett – Amanda.coslett@act.gov.au, (02) 6244 4915

Youth Evening Event
Australian Red Cross, The Junction Youth Health Service and Ted Noffs Foundation ACT
Date: Friday 22 June
Time: 6pm- 9pm
Venue: Club 12/25, Civic
More information: Gabrielle Hitch ghitch@redcross.org.au,(02) 6234 7646, Laura Dawel laura.dawel@anglicare.com.au (02) 6232 2411 & Braithe Thomson (02) 6218 6700

Drug and Alcohol Diversion Presentation for Police Officers
ACT Policing
Date: Friday 22 June
Time: 10am
Venue: Winchester Police Station
More information: Clare McGettrick- (02) 6245 7548, clare.mcgettrick@afp.gov.au

Hepatitis Awareness Information and Education Session, TCH Withdrawal Unit
ACT Hepatitis Resource Centre Inc.
Date: Friday 22 June
Time: 3pm- 4pm
Venue: The Canberra Hospital – Building 7, Yamba Drive, Garran
More information: Joanne Smith – communications@hepatitisresourcecentre.com.au, 1300 301 383

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ACT Drug Action Week Planning Group

We would like to acknowledge and thank all the members of the ACT Drug Action Week Planning Group for coordinating such a fantastic week of events.

 

Contact ATODA:

Phone: (02) 6255 4070
Fax: (02) 6255 4649
Email: info@atoda.org.au
Mail: PO Box 7187,
Watson ACT 2602
Visit: 350 Antill St. Watson

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