The NSW Government has increased funding by $75 million over four years to tackle alcohol and other drug misuse in NSW communities. The new investment focuses on supporting more young people, more people into treatment, and more families. A key component of this package is $24 million over four years to help more young people.
Of this $24 million to help young people, $16 million over four years has been allocated to expanding access to youth detox and treatment services. In addition, the investment will include enhancements to medical workforce capacity.
The Ministry has developed a short survey to assist in development of youth detox and treatment services. The survey asks staff for their opinions on effective models of drug and alcohol service provision for young people in NSW, service gaps, priorities for under-served youth populations and how these should best be addressed.
The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YouthTreatmentServices
The survey will be open until Wednesday 30th November 2016.
For more information, please contact is Ms Laila Matar from NSW Ministry of Health, Policy Officer, Alcohol and Other Drugs, phone 9391 9377.