Training boost for drug and alcohol treatment sector
Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Drug Education Network to build the capacity of the drug and alcohol treatment sector to provide safe and appropriate care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The statewide training program is made possible through an Australian Government funding package responding to National Ice Taskforce recommendations.
Primary Health Tasmania spokesperson Mark Broxton said the Drug Education Network will deliver three industry-endorsed training programs with the aim of:
- increasing the number of Aboriginal people qualified to work as alcohol and other drug workers, and
- boosting the capability of the mainstream alcohol and other drug sector to provide culturally safe services to Aboriginal people.