New Position Papers: Drug Checking & Effective Responses to Drug Use
Two new QNADA positions papers are now available on our website!
Simply click on each image below to read the full version. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information.
Effective Responses to Drug Use
QNADA policy position papers are now available online
Our policy position in regard to decriminalisation, stigma and discrimination and systemic responses are now available on our website.
Simply click on each image below to read the full version.
Alternatively, you can find them under the “About Us” tab on the home page.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information.
Our position – Decriminalisation
Our position – Systemic responses
Our position – Stigma and discrimination
Brisbane North Partners in Recovery project outcomes
During 2015-16 QNADA worked on a project to increase treatment access and harm reduction for people experiencing co-occurring AOD and mental health issues. The Partners in Recovery consortium recently released a vodcast of QNADA CEO, Rebecca Lang discussing the project outcomes. Watch the video below and head here for more information.
One week to go until Winter School!
Queensland Alcohol and other Drug Treatment and Harm Reduction Outcomes Framework
The Queensland AOD Treatment and Harm Reduction Outcomes Framework (THROF) is now available for download.
The THROF is the first of its kind in Australia and represents the Queensland AOD sector consensus on what can reasonably be expected of AOD treatment and harm reduction services. It describes the way AOD services can measure their impact and suggests a series of outcome indicators that, when measured and considered in the context of each other and specific treatment types, help to inform service quality.
The THROF is intended for services to use as a guide to self-identify a range of client, organisational and system outcome indicators, which they consider most relevant to their service model for implementation.
If you would like more information about the framework, please get in touch!
Report on the Qld AOD Sector Convention 2018
The Queensland AOD Sector Convention was held in Brisbane on 22 June 2018 at Brisbane City Hall and brought together 110 service managers, policy makers and sector leaders from across the government and non-government alcohol and drugs sector in Queensland.
The Queensland AOD Sector Network is pleased to release a copy of the Convention Report and announce that the draft Queensland AOD Treatment and Harm Reduction Outcomes Framework (THROF) was overwhelmingly endorsed at the event. The THROF will be officially released by the end of the year following amendments suggested at the Convention and further consultation with the Community Controlled Sector.