The Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Ministry of Health policy, strategy and program funding relating to the prevention, minimisation and treatment of alcohol and drug related harm. The branch also supports the maintenance of relevant legislative frameworks, including drug and alcohol treatment legislation.
The work of Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs is delivered through the drug and alcohol program, in partnership with local health districts, Justice Forensic and Mental Health, Sydney Children's Hospital Network, NSW Health pillars and affiliated health organisations, non-government organisations, research institutions and other partner organisations.
The Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs is currently configured into six teams:
The 2021-22 budget for alcohol and other drugs is $330 million for drug and alcohol services in NSW.
The funding is allocated to local health districts and non-government organisations to provide core drug and alcohol services, including:
The role of the Drug and Alcohol Chief Addiction Medicine Specialist at the NSW Ministry of Health is to provide:
Drug and alcohol programs