Tobacco and alcohol are the drugs that cause the most harm in Australian society. Together, they account for 92% of Australian drug-related deaths, 84% of the drug-related burden of disease and injury, and 83% of the drug-related social costs.
If you are seeking help for an alcohol or other drug problem please see Alcohol and Other Drug Services.
For information about alcohol and other drug treatment see the ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services Online Directory directory.atoda.org.au/
For more information about the alcohol and other drug sector visit the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT.
Alcohol & Drug Services Brochure
Contact Flyer for Access Mental Health and Alcohol & Drug Services
Opioid Treatment Services Help Card
Withdrawal Services Help Card
Draft Drug Strategy Action Plan 2018-2021
The draft ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan 2018–2021 (Action Plan) was open for public consultation until 3 August 2018. Interested members of the community were invited to provide feedback on the draft Action Plan.
We are looking at:
The draft Action Plan was developed by ACT Health with input from other ACT Government Directorates and from key external bodies that provide advocacy, support and services relevant to alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems.
The Action Plan summarises the ACT Government’s priority actions over the next three years.
We will use your views to:
All feedback is currently being reviewed and the Action Plan will be revised and considered by a group of key Government and community stakeholders and then finalised. A monitoring and evaluation framework will be developed to track and report progress.
The Independent evaluation of the ‘Implementing Expanding Naloxone Availability in the ACT (I-ENAACT)’ Program 2011 – 2014 has been released. The ACT program provides comprehensive overdose management training and naloxone on prescription to be administered by trained peers or family in the event of an opioid overdose.
Naloxone Evaluation Report (August 2015)