The Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs is responsible for coordinating the NSW Health contribution to whole-of-government policy development and implementation in alcohol and other drugs.



NSW Health coordinates and funds statewide drug and alcohol programs, including early and brief interventions, treatment and care services.

More information

Take home naloxone

People at risk of experiencing or witnessing an opioid overdose can now get naloxone for free to take home (often called ‘take home naloxone’), and learn how to use it to reverse an overdose.

Court diversion

    COVID-19 information for AOD treatment services and patients

    Advice and resources for local health district and non-government organisation (NGO) alcohol and other drug services about responding to COVID-19. Includes information for patients accessing the Opioid Treatment Program

    COVID-19 Advice for AOD Treatment Services

    Early Intervention Innovation Fund

    Help build the evidence base for early intervention models to support people at risk. With a particular focus on young people using drugs, two funding pathways will provide funding of $8million over four years:

    • Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Evaluation Grants
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs Early Intervention Innovation Grants
    More information
    Current as at: Monday 30 May 2022