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. Read our Reducing the harm associated with drugs and alcohol statement for more information.

Why is this a priority?
  • 36.5% of adults in South Eastern NSW consume alcohol at high risk levels
  • one third of people with alcohol and other drug use disorder have at least one mental health disorder
  • people with substance use disorders may have complex physical health needs
  • there are increasing rates of pharmaceutical misuse in the community
  • very high risk drinking (11 or more standard drinks on one occasion) at least monthly is on the rise in people aged 50-59.
  • harmful drinking increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, according to the World Health Organisation.

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