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National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report

This National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report is the third in a series of nine public reports which will detail the findings of the national wastewater program until the end of 2019. This report provides statistically valid datasets of drug use and distribution patterns across a large number of sites in capital cities and regional…

Latest Infographic!

The latest piece from the ATDC’s infographic series has been launched! We are releasing infographics, that illustrate Tassie’s AOD workforce, on a monthly basis.

Tasmanian ATOD Awards Nomination Package

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in Tasmania’s AOD sector? Nominate them for a Tasmanian Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Award! There are four categories: the Outstanding Contributions Award; Excellence in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug award (individual); excellence in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug award (program/organisation); and the Early Career Award….

APSAD wrap

Three staff members from the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council attended the APSAD conference in Melbourne from November 13 to 15. The conference featured a whole range of topical AOD presentations, and we listened on in interest to diverse speakers. Opioids, steroids, alcohol, AOD issues for Indigenous Australians, and professional issues all featured prominently…

ATDC welcomes new President

Michael Voumard has been voted the new President of the Board of the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania. He takes over from Stuart Smith, who was farewelled and thanked at the ATDC AGM on October 25, 2017. Michael is the State Manager Professional Support and Service Improvement at Anglicare Tasmania, and has…

CRIG slideshow from ATDC AGM available

Dr Scott McKeown and Peter Boyles, chair and deputy chair of the Codeine Rescheduling Implementation Group (CRIG), delivered a great presentation on the incoming changes at the ATDC AGM on Wednesday, October 25. You can take a look at their slideshow here. 

New ATDC infographic

The second piece from the ATDC’s infographic series has been launched – check it out! We are releasing infographics, that illustrate Tassie’s AOD workforce, on a monthly basis. The previous infographic can be found here. 

ATDC welcomes new TasCAHRD CEO

The ATDC welcomes new Tasmanian Council on Aids, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD) CEO Cameron Brown. Cameron, who started at TasCAHRD in August, sat down with the ATDC’s Member Relations Officer Tamara McDonald for a chat.   TM: Can you give me some background on your career before TasCAHRD? CB: For the last 10 years,…

The ATDC attends GAPC

  The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council last week attended the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Melbourne. ATDC Policy and Research Officer Dr Jackie Hallam discusses what she learnt in this post.  I attended the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017 in Melbourne from October 4-6 and wow, it was great. Firstly here’s a stat…