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The ATDC 2014 Stakeholder Survey Analysis of Results

The ATDC Stakeholder Survey 2014 Analysis of Results is now available for download. One hundred and forty (140) people responded to the 2014 ATDC Stakeholder Survey, which was sent to all 745 ATDC e-News subscribers. This is an 18.79% response rate, which represents a very slight 1.63% increase in response rate for the 2013 survey.  …

Managing Organisational Change

Organisational Change There is nothing permanent except change.   Heraclitus The speed and magnitude of change seems ever increasing and to remain relevant and viable, organisations need to respond to, embrace and implement appropriate change. The ATOD sector is faced with the necessity to change work practices and procedures based on internal pressures for change, such…

Enhance skills in recognising and responding to complex trauma

This three-part series saw an interdisciplinary panel of leading experts explore, through the discussion of a case study, how they could support people who have, or may be have been exposed to or experienced childhood abuse. Part One: GP presentation: Recognising and Responding to Complex Trauma Part Two: Psychologist presentation: Recognising, Screening and Assessing Complex…

Everybody’s Business: PPEI Strategic Framework

Everybody’s Business: A Strategic Framework for Implementing Promotion,Prevention and Early Intervention (PPEI) Approaches in Averting Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Use In March 2013 the Tasmanian 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. Drug Education Network (DEN)…

Understanding Pharmacotherapy

This presentation expanded participants’ understanding of pharmacotherapy, including: Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) drugs and how they work in the body; Use of OST in conjunction with other drugs; Physical and mental side effects of OST; Collaborative care of OST clients. About the presenters:  Dr David Jackson, a GP and Addiction Medicine Specialist, is the Clinic…

ATDC Research Symposium 2014

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania Inc (ATDC) invites submissions from new researchers for presentations about the research they are undertaking. The symposium, to be held in Hobart, is an opportunity for university students at all levels, and others who are undertaking research in a field related to alcohol, tobacco and other…

2014 ATOD Awards Recipients Announced

The Tasmanian Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Awards, now in their third year, recognise, promote and reward outstanding practice in the alcohol, tobacco and other drugs field in Tasmania. On June 16th, the 2014 award recipients were announced by the Acting Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Service, Mr Michael Pervan at a…