The Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council (AADC) is the national peak body representing the alcohol and other drugs sector. Established in July 2017, following the closure of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA), and formally commenced operations in April 2020.
Through our members, AADC represents:
Over 550 AOD specialist health services working to prevent and reduce harms which can be associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs, including more than 80% of the non-government organizations that receive federal funding to deliver services and support to people using alcohol and other drugs.
More than 1600 specialist practitioners working in alcohol and other drug services in the areas of prevention and early intervention, as well as treatment settings representing all treatment types including counselling, detoxification, residential and non-residential rehabilitation, opiate replacement therapy, and harm reduction and prevention services.
Researchers and policy specialists dedicated to building the evidence-base to support robust, high impact practice and programs, and
People who use or have used alcohol and other drugs, and their families.
AADC’s founding members comprise each state and territory peak body for the alcohol and other drugs sector; other national peak bodies relating to the alcohol and other drugs sector; and professional bodies for those working in the alcohol and other drugs sector. They are:
The Drug Policy Modelling Program is an associate member of AADC.
AADC’s membership is designed around a representative model. Every organisation eligible for ordinary membership of AADC must be a representative body able to demonstrate it represents one or more of our key sector constituencies, namely: specialist health services working to prevent and reduce harms that can be associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs; practitioners working in AOD treatment settings and the areas of prevention and early intervention; researchers and evidence-informed policy specialists in the AOD field; and, people who use or have used alcohol and other drugs and their families.
AADC’s specific member categories are nominated in clause 13 of our constitution. Any organisation which believes it fits into one or more of these categories can submit an expression of interest in becoming a member of AADC to our Board.
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AADC acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders, past, present and emerging.