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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…

SMART Recovery for Youth

Launceston City Mission’s youth service ‘The Mish’ and SMART Recovery Australia are pleased to announce the commencement of Tasmania’s only SMART Recovery program for youth. The group is open to those aged between 12 and 25 years and will meet at ‘The Mish’, 46 Frederick Street, Launceston on Wednesdays at 4pm. Please see the flyer…

CEO Jann Smith departs the ATDC

CEO JANN SMITH DEPARTS ATDC The Board of the ATDC regretfully advises that CEO Jann Smith has taken up a position in the Tasmanian Department of Justice. “It has been my pleasure over the last five years to work with the ATDC and to grow the organisation and the reputation of the sector,” Jann said….