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Anglicare to provide additional drug and alcohol services to Tasmanians.

MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday 12 April 2017

The Australian Government has today announced that Anglicare Tasmania has funding to deliver intensive and personalised alcohol and other drug treatment services.

“Anglicare welcomes today’s announcement that we will receive Commonwealth Government funding, through Primary Health Tasmania, to provide new treatment-focused services,” said Dr Chris Jones, CEO Anglicare Tasmania.

“The new Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services (ADATS) will provide a range of treatment options for Tasmanians who have a problematic use of drugs and alcohol.

“Treatment options include screening, brief interventions, counselling and aftercare.

“These services will be provided by Community Service Workers, with expertise and qualifications in the area of Alcohol and Other Drugs, at Anglicare locations around the state,” said Dr Jones.

“ADATS will provide accessible, tailored treatment plans for individuals and will also make use of the range of community service supports available through Anglicare and other providers.

“Anglicare already delivers Alcohol and Other Drug support services, including the Needle and Syringe Program, and will continue to do so.

“The new treatment-focused services will complement our existing services which focus on family support and care coordination across the State.

“Anglicare will provide services focused on early intervention, treatment and preventing relapse,” said Dr Jones. “This funding will help improve the lives of Tasmanians with problematic substance abuse.”