Alcohol and other drugs

For some people, the consumption of alcohol and other drugs can develop into a chronic relapsing condition that requires specialist support to overcome.

Primary Health Tasmania has funded eight organisations to deliver alcohol and other drug treatment services and projects across Tasmania until June 2019.

These include services specifically designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our commissioned activity

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned organisations across the state to deliver alcohol and other drug treatment, including services specifically available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tasmanians.

You can find out more about these services by searching Our Services Portal.

More than 18% of Tasmanian adults drink alcohol at a rate that can lead to long-term health risk.

How we do it

Broadly speaking, our commissioned services and projects fall into two categories: working with the community and working with the sector.

Treatment interventions are available for the Tasmanian community to provide screening, counselling, case management and more.

Within the sector, we support initiatives such as boosting the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples qualified to work in the field and increasing the capacity of general practice.

We do all this in partnership with Tasmania’s key local body Рthe Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc Рand the involvement of individuals with lived experience of substance misuse.