Drug and alcohol

Drug and alcohol treatment services are a key priority for COORDINARE. We are guided by the National Drug Strategy 2017-2026 and the National Ice Action Strategy. Our aim is to reduce the harm associated with drugs and alcohol, with a focus on limiting methamphetamine use in the community. 

Why is this an area of work?
  • 40.5% of adults in South Eastern NSW consume alcohol at levels posing a long-term risk to health.
  • 7 types of cancer are linked to alcohol, with 3500 cancer cases caused by alcohol each year in Australia (Cancer Council).
  • Harmful drinking increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, according to the World Health Organisation.
  • One third of people with an alcohol and other drug use disorder have at least one mental health disorder.
  • People with substance use disorders may have complex physical health needs and experience poorer health outcomes.

If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, contact the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015 or visit drughelp.gov.au.