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Meeting the Challenges: Investing in Communities and People

As the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) sector recovers from COVID-19 and readies itself for reform, there are immediate opportunities to make a difference.

The first priority is to respond to the long standing demand for ATOD treatment, support and education delivered by Tasmanian community-managed organisations.

The second priority is to ensure we involve people who use Tasmanian ATOD services in what we do and how we do it.

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ATDC Bus Tours

Do you work in housing, homelessness, mental health, justice, child protection, education, employment, disability or an allied health sector and wish to know more about the alcohol and drug (AOD) services provided in your local area?

Jump aboard a FREE bus tour to visit service providers and find out about current AOD issues, referral processes and how you can help your clients.

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Tobacco 21

Tasmania has the second highest tobacco usage in the country and the ATDC supports any initiatives that seek to reduce the number of people that smoke.

T21 legislation is a strategy to help prevent and delay the initiation of tobacco product use. The ATDC continues to support the introduction of the Public Health Amendment (Prevention of sale of smoking products to underage persons) Bill 2018.

In providing this support, the ATDC acknowledges that this change will not be the sole remedy for Tasmania’s above-average smoking rates and any initiative must be implemented alongside a suite of evidence-based measures and initiatives, particularly targeting Tasmanians most at risk

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Pill Testing Saves Lives

The ATDC supports pill testing based on the evidence of its effectiveness as a harm reduction strategy

The ATDC calls for the convening of an advisory committee of relevant stakeholders and experts to investigate options for trialing pill testing at Tasmania’s music festivals and events


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