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!



Just one week left to register for Australian Winter School!

Australian Winter School kicks off in Brisbane next Thursday, 25 July. If you’re planning to attend but haven’t yet registered, time is running out. 

We’re looking forward to bringing AOD workers, researchers, policy-makers and influencers from across the alcohol and other drug sector together in Brisbane to think, learn, collaborate and network.

Our conference streams explore what’s happening in harm reduction. We’ll also do a deep dive into treatment approaches and hear from people with a lived experience of AOD issues. Panel sessions will discuss topical issues such as festival safety, AOD and primary care, and the new Queensland Human Rights Act.

View the conference program. To learn more about Australian Winter School 2019 visit our website.  To register head to Eventbrite.


Australian Winter School is proudly supported by



Australian Winter School is proudly presented by

Queensland Alcohol and other Drug Treatment and Harm Reduction Outcomes Framework

It’s official!

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.

The full list of Queensland AOD Sector Resolutions for 2018 can be found on page 7 of the report. Click on the image to view the report!

Problematic use in rural and regional Qld

QNADA CEO, Rebecca Lang is quoted in Regional Quest newspapers in this report which explores the extent of problematic substance use in regional Queensland.