See the latest COVID-19 news and resources for managers and leaders or frontline workers and their clients.
NADA eLearning: Engage families and significant others, support clients with complex needs and be guided on gender and sexuality indicators.
In this issue of the Advocate, we explore the social determinants which impacts our clients' health and wellbeing, and their experience of AOD services.
The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. We represent close to 100 organisational members that provide a broad range of alcohol and other drugs services including health promotion and harm reduction, early intervention, treatment and continuing care programs. Together, we work to reduce the harms related to alcohol and other drugs use across the NSW community. Learn more.


Announcing the new date for the NADA Conference 2021

Did you submit an abstract for the NADA Conference 2020? You will receive an email from us soon. NADA would
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Federal Budget 2020-21: Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council member briefing

The Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council (AADC) has summarised measures from the Federal Budget 2020-21 relevant to the AOD
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Submission: Development of the National Preventive Health Strategy: Consultation paper

In September 2020, NADA provided a submission on the consultation paper to inform the development of the National Preventive Health
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Calling for expressions of interest: Board casual vacancy

In line with section 5.4 of the NADA Constitution, the NADA board is looking to fill the casual vacancy and
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'Always was, always will be' NAIDOC week - Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Network model of care

Join NADA Aboriginal Program Manager, Raechel Wallace and members from…

2020 NADA annual general meeting

Register now for the 2020 NADA Annual general meeting held…


A key issue for those working in the AOD treatment sector are the difficulties that clients have in accessing treatment, staying engaged with treatment, and ...
The ‘Alcohol and other drugs treatment guidelines for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ resource has been developed to support non-Aboriginal service providers ...
Central to workforce performance are capabilities—the knowledge, skills and attributes that workers must demonstrate to perform their roles effectively. Developed for, and with input from ...
NADA is excited to launch Well Beings, a short-animation series with practical, evidence based tips and tricks to reduce stress and enhance health and wellbeing. ...
This page will be continually updated. Last update: 5 August 2020 For news and resources specific to managers and leaders, click here. For members’ frequently asked questions, ...
NADA in partnership with Family Drug Support and the Ministry of Health NSW Government, developed training and resources for the AOD sector and other primary ...
Developed by NADA, this toolkit supports the formal quality improvement program of non government AOD organisations. Download the files to easily create or review operational ...
Although members of LGBTI and HIV positive communities use AOD for many of the same reasons as the population at large, there is evidence to ...
Coping with stress and uncertainty during COVID-19 Feeling overwhelmed and on edge in the wake of COVID-19? You’re not alone. As difficult as this situation ...
Did you know that at their core, the principles of consumer participation relate to human rights, health outcomes, relationships, service delivery, as well as accreditation ...


AOD Peer Case Worker - Male

The Buttery
The Buttery
Applications close: 12 Nov 2020
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Women and Children's Centre Program Manager (12 Month Maternity role)

Weave Youth and Community Services Inc
Applications close: 15 Nov 2020
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AOD Counsellor

Mercy Services
McAuley Outreach Service
Applications close: 6 Nov 2020
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Network updates

Gender and sexuality diverse AOD worker network

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NADA practice leadership group

The NADA Practice Leadership Group met virtually in July 2020 and discussed current projects in the AOD NGO sector. Tonina Harvey from the Ministry of Health presented the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards to the group, highlighting feedback from the NGO sector is integral to the implementation of the standards.
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Research network

Network update Great news! CMHDARN has been funded for another year to build research capacity across the mental health and
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Youth AOD services network

Network update The Youth Network has been meeting regularly online since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions. Network members from services
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