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National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report: 2013 – now available

This 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report shows that: fewer Australians are smoking daily and are smoking less cigarettes; fewer people are exceeding the lifetime risk and single occasion risk guidelines for alcohol use; overall illicit drug use has remained stable but some drugs have declined and some have increased; alcohol continues to be…

FundAssist released

FundAssist is a toolkit designed to help non-government alcohol and other drug organisations prepare, plan and write funding applications.  It is designed for both novice and experienced funding application writers. Prepared by NCETA, with the support of an expert advisory group comprised of representatives of the state ATOD peak bodies, the resource was launched at…

Targeting Tobacco Project support for community sector to help clients quit smoking

Targeting Tobacco Project support for community sector to help clients quit smoking Cancer Council’s Targeting Tobacco Project, funded by the Australian Government through Tasmania Medicare Local, is encouraging community sector workers to take the first step in helping people living  on low incomes and/or with mental illness to quit smoking. (Evidence shows that people with…

Position Vacant: YFCC North West Tasmania

NW-RADS ATOD Counsellor/Educator Fixed Term Full Time October 2014 – 30th June 2015 Potential for extension – subject to funding Youth, Family & Community Connections Inc. is a North-West based Not-For-Profit Community Organisation that facilitates a range of services designed to support and assist youth, families and individuals to develop knowledge and skills to enable…

Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990

The Department of Treasury and Finance is undertaking a review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990.  This commenced in 2013, with the aim of assessing how well the Act and the associated administrative functions align with the aims of the Tasmanian Alcohol Action Framework and to identify area of change for Government consideration. Submissions have…

Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention

In March 2013 the State Government released Everybody’s Business: A Strategic Framework for Implementing Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention (PPEI) Approaches in Averting Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Use. Following the release of the Strategic Framework the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services: convened two workshops of interested ATOD stakeholders to confirm priority areas…

ATDC Workforce Survey 2014: Some Fast Facts about Staff Qualifications

A big thank you to the individuals from ATDC member organisations who competed the ATDC 2014 workforce survey.  We can compare the data from this with previous years and identify discernable trends in some areas. There are some trends to note with the qualifications of staff. Overall, staff in ATDC member organisations are better qualified…

ATOD Research Symposium 2014

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Symposium 2014 was held on 2 September 2014 in Hobart and presented the work of 4 emerging researchers. Emma van Dyken presented Monitoring Substance Use in Prisons: Assessing the Potential Value of Wastewater Analysis Liila Hass presented Yoga Therapy: Application in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Anthony Smith presented…

Joined Up Human Services

This DHHS project is being led by Disability, Housing and Community Services, in collaboration with the Department of Premier and Cabinet. It will deliver on Minister Petrusma’s election commitment for a more joined up human services system. We want to hear your views on this project. There is a short survey available here – which…