Reform Agenda for Alcohol and Drug Services in Tasmania

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Reform Agenda for Alcohol and Drug Services in Tasmania

The Reform Agenda for the Alcohol and Drug Sector in Tasmania (AOD Reform Agenda) was released on 12 November 2020.

This 10-year reform plan aims to ensure Tasmanians affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use can access appropriate, timely, effective and quality alcohol, tobacco and other drugs services, supports and treatments.

It will build an integrated service system that provides better coordination, collaboration and communication between the components of the service system.

This includes continuity and coordination of care across a continuum including a stepped-care approach and the adoption of a client/consumer centred approach.

The AOD Reform Agenda will provide the overarching framework of reform directions and activities that will be phased-in to deliver the right mix and level of services to meet the needs of Tasmanians.

It, together with its implementation plan, will also guide the future planning, funding and delivery of AOD services in Tasmania.

The AOD Reform Agenda has been many years in the making, including a 2017 review by Siggins Miller Consultants.

A single Tasmanian alcohol and other drugs service system framework Final Report

A single Tasmanian alcohol and other drugs service system framework Final Report-Accessible

Both Siggins Miller and the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate consulted widely.

The consultations included clients and consumers of alcohol and other drug treatment services, service providers, clinicians, primary health care sector and other stakeholders during the 2017 review and the work in 2018-2019 to develop the AOD Reform Agenda.

Their input is gratefully acknowledged.

The release of the AOD Reform Agenda was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Health through the Directorate thanks the alcohol and other drug sector in Tasmania for its patience in a difficult year.

The Directorate will now start implementing the reform directions and key actions. It will complete an initial implementation plan that focuses on the projects and programs supported through this year’s budget.

An immediate priority will be recruiting staff and putting the implementation governance structure in place.

Updates will be provided through this website.

Reform Agenda for the Alcohol and Drug Sector in Tasmania *

*An accessible version is currently being prepared and will be uploaded shortly.

Contact us

Email the Directorate with any questions or feedback about the AOD Reform Agenda at aodreform@health.tas.gov.au.