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Working Together to Make a Difference Conference

Only six weeks until Working Together to Make a Difference conference. Burnie Arts and Function Centre, 11 and 12 October 2016. A two day conference exploring successful community service partnerships leading to real outcomes for the community. Visit www.yfcc.com.au for a work in progress program and to see summaries of the workshops on offer. Youth Family and…

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Illicit Drug Data Report

The Illicit Drug Data Report (IDDR), now in its 13th edition, informs Australia’s understanding of the illicit drug threat and focuses collective efforts by bringing together data from a wide range of sources into the one unique report. In the 2014–15 financial year, Australian law enforcement agencies made a record 105,862 national illicit drug seizures, weighing…

2016 e-Mental Health Support Service Survey

2016 e-Mental Health Support Service Survey This survey is being conducted by the National Institute for Mental Health Research at The Australian National University and led by Julia Reynolds. As part of an Australian Department of Health funded project (eMHPrac) they are seeking to understand Australian primary health care service provider awareness and use of…

Updated Comorbidity Guidelines (2016)

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has updated and revised the Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (the Comorbidity Guidelines) with funding provided by the…

Be The Change – NEW program

BE THE CHANGE The Be the Change program is an eight session group program aimed at providing skills and support to people who have a partner or family member experiencing substance use issues. Topics covered include: Understanding addiction Bringing about change within ourselves Self-care skills Managing relationships Be the Change groups will take place in…

New Staff Member for the ATDC

New Staff Member for ATDC The ATDC welcomes Erin Nunn to the role of Sector Capacity Building Project Officer. Erin has a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Tasmania and has practised as a pharmacist in southern Tasmania since 2011. Erin has worked in a number of pharmacies that have participated in the opioid pharmacotherapy program and…

FREE training – Domestic Violence Response Training

This training is for AOD and Neighbourhood house workers- please distribute this opportunity to any workers that fit this criteria. This training is different to a lot of short training provided, as a key outcome for participants is a statement of attainment in a nationally recognised unit of competency. This has benefits from an organisational…

New role for ATDC’s Jackie Hallam

Workforce Development Officer Jackie Hallam started in the role of Policy and Research Officer for the ATDC on Monday 3 May 2016. Jackie’s PhD was on illicit drug policy and she looks forward to using her skills in this role. Jackie will be full time and can be contacted on 03 6231 5002 orpolicy@atdc.org.au. The ATDC Board…