About the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania
We are the peak body representing and supporting community organisations, and the people they assist, to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm for all Tasmanians.
Our vision is a Tasmania without alcohol, tobacco or other drug related harm or discrimination.
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Why we exist
Problematic use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs continues to be a major cause of harm in Tasmania, and is a significant driver of preventable death, disease and illness, psychological distress, unemployment, homelessness, police arrests and prison sentences.
As an independent not-for-profit organisation, the ATDC represents a broad range of alcohol, tobacco and other drug organisations. These organisations provide information and awareness, prevention and early intervention, harm-reduction and specialised treatment and recovery services and programs.
What we do
Working with all levels of government and the community, the ATDC plays a vital role in leading, collaborating and advocating for increased investment into treatment services, and population based initiatives that reduce the harms associated with problematic substance use across Tasmania.
The ATDC supports the sector by delivering training, networking and information sharing opportunities, as well as undertaking policy and advocacy projects with, and on behalf of our members. At all times our work is underpinned by a commitment to evidence-based practices and policies, consumer participation, harm reduction, and partnerships and collaboration.
Benefits of membership
Members gain access to a range of services provided by the ATDC, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drugs sector.
- Stay informed: Through our eNews and website dedicated to sharing information, events and online sector resources
- Collaborate and network: Through regular state-wide member meetings and networking opportunities to share your information and experiences with other Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector organisations and individuals
- Build the capacity of your workforce: Organisational members can access heavily subsidised evidence-based training, the ATDC’s small grants program, biennial conference and the opportunity to nominate staff for the ATDC’s Tasmanian Leaders Program scholarship
- Inform sector development and policy: Members can contribute to the ATDC’s local and national policy submissions, contribute to the development of annual Tasmanian Government State Budget Priority Statements, and be involved in the co-design of sector reform planning and implementation initiatives relating to the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drugs sector
Organisational and Individual Members can also nominate for appointment to the ATDC Board of Governance.Become a member