Alcohol and other drugs

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Inquiry into nature, prevalence and impact of the drug ‘Ice’ in NSW

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In this submission Mission Australia highlighted the increase in the need for targeted support to address ice dependence, particularly in rural and remote areas of NSW. Considering the impact of ice on the individuals , their families and the communities, Mission Australia made a series of recommendations including increasing the availability of age appropriate and culturally sensitive detoxification and rehabilitation facilities.

WA Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015: draft plan update 2019

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Mission Australia made a submission to the WA Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015 – 2025: Draft Plan Update 2018 conducted by the Department of Communities. The submission focused on the challenges for service delivery, future directions to be reflected in service streams and changes in the strategic environment that should be taken into account. The submission made a series of recommendations in relation to engaging local Aboriginal and other communities in service delivery and design, expanding services that are providing effective services and increasing the supports for people with moderate mental illnesses.

Alternative approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community WA

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Our submission to the Inquiry into alternative approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community highlighted a range of services that are effective in supporting people with alcohol and drug issues in WA. We also highlighted Mission Australia service examples from other states and territories. The submission made a series of recommendations including providing additional support and funding for youth specific services and supports targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Harm Reduction Strategy for Addictive Behaviours in the NT

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Our submission to the inquiry highlighted the need to incorporate long-term strategies to support individuals to access detoxification and rehabilitation facilities to achieve meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We also recommended increasing culturally appropriate services, targeted services for young people, and providing holistic, wrap-around supports to address the complex issues experienced by people who are drug and alcohol dependant.

Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote NSW

Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in NSW

The submission highlighted the need to increase access and availability of facilities including access to detoxification and rehabilitation services, meeting comorbid needs of people dependent on drugs, workforce related issues as well as specific challenges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote, rural and regional areas. 

Mission Australia submission on Alcohol and Drug Strategy

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Mission Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2017-2021 (the Strategy) and we are supportive of its key directions. Our submission addresses the priority drugs and groups identified in the strategy and each of the priority areas identified.

Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice) Updated letter

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This submission from Mission Australia to the law enforcement committee on ice included the latest statistics from our services. The submission focuses on the nature, prevalence and culture of methamphetamine use in Australia; strategies to reduce the high demand for methamphetamines in Australia; and other related issues.

Combatting Ice in our Community

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Mission Australia's submission to the National Ice Taskforce

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