The ACT ATOD Sector

In the ACT there are 11 publicly funded specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) services that deliver more than 40 programs. These are:

  • Alcohol and Drug Services, Canberra Health Services
  • Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy
  • Canberra Recovery Services, The Salvation Army
  • Marymead CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn
  • Directions Health Services
  • Family Drug Support ACT
  • Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation
  • Karralika Programs Inc.
  • Ted Noffs Foundation
  • Toora Women Inc.
  • Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services

Key facts about the sector are:

  • Nine of the ten specialist service providers are community organisations (NGOs).
  • There are several specific treatment and program types that are only provided by non-government service providers, including: harm reduction programs; non-residential withdrawal; peer support; specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug primary health care; residential rehabilitation; day program rehabilitation; and flexible outreach targeted to vulnerable community members.
  • The size of the ATOD workforce in the ACT was approximately 350 staff in 2021.

ACT ATOD Program Directory

The ACT ATOD Program Directory communicates the diverse range of services and programs available in the ACT ATOD sector. It aims to support workers to make referrals, increase cross and intra-sectoral knowledge, and foster collaborations.

The Directory was developed in response to the identified need of the ATOD sector, and has been produced in consultation with the sector.

The Directory contains:

  • Detailed program profiles
  • Directory search functionality and a quick reference guide for users
  • An interactive map of service locations
  • Additional program profiles from the allied sectors

The website is an effective mechanism for the sector to access information and for ATODA to communicate about ATOD services and programs available in the ACT.

For more information, visit www.directory.atoda.org.au