ADCA Policy

Policy development is an important part of ADCA’s work. ADCA policies cover a range of substance and treatment issues. The organisation contributes to inquiries and reviews on AOD related Issues. ADCA consults widely in formulating policy,  inviting input and comment from its Board, Working Groups, members, non-government state and territory peaks and relevant health advisory stakeholders.

Alcohol and other drugs

Fact Sheet on Alcohol

Heroin and other opioids

Fact Sheet on Inhalants

Fact Sheet on Pharmaceuticals

Harm Minimisation

Fact Sheet on Comorbidity

Needle and Syringe Programs
Fact Sheet on Needle and Syringe Programs


Supporting families and communities affected by alcohol and other drug use and policies governing those drugs


Policy archive

Previous policy documents

Friends of ADCA Petition

Friends of ADCA have established a petition to the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, asking that the decision to withdraw funding from ADCA be reconsidered and funding restored.  The comments make interesting reading.

You can sign the petition and share with your friends and networks by following the link at