Reform of the alcohol and other drugs treatment sector Federal Budget Submission 2019-2020

Reform of the alcohol and other drugs treatment sector Federal Budget Submission 2019-2020

31 January 2019

Every year more than 200,000 Australians are unable to access alcohol and other drugs treatment because not enough treatment is available. 1 In the hundreds of thousands of Australian families where someone uses alcohol, tobacco or other drugs in a way that hurts themselves and the people around them, life becomes much harder when treatment services are
not available.

This is a common experience right across the spectrum – from people who may be at risk of developing problems through to people whose use have led them to experience significant impairment or distress.

Reform of the alcohol and other drugs treatment sector Federal Budget Submission 2019-2020