The NSW Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Network (ADAN)
Background to Program
ADAN was established in 2003 as a result of a recommendation from the Talking about Grog summit held in 2002. ADAN members are made of Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Workers from Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, Area Health Services and Non Government Organisations from across NSW. The AH&MRC is funded by NSW Health through Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO) and OATSIH to assist with funding for the annual ADAN Symposium.
The AH&MRC employs the ADAN Project Officer to support the ADAN network, to facilitate the ADAN Leadership Group and to coordinate the annual ADAN Symposium.
- To facilitate the annual ADAN Symposium
- To provide a forum for Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol workers across NSW to network, share information and resources.
- To provide professional and cultural support.
- To provide opportunities for Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol workers skills development.
- To provide advice and expertise on a number of key NSW Health plans and programs
- To Facilitate a Forum for Managers of Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Workers.
Recent Activities / Links
The 10th ADAN Symposium
The 10th Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Network (ADAN) Symposium is going to be held on the 15th 17th October, 2013. More information will be distributed shortly.
Deadly Shots II Resource Kit
- NSW Healths resource for young Aboriginal people
- National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
The Aboriginal Health College has a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol For more information about drug and alcohol use in Aboriginal communities, please go to:
- Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA)
- ADIS - Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) phone 02 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599