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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 February 2021) . . Page.. 274 ..


according to ACIC reporting, the average consumption of many major drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, has been increasing in the ACT in recent years;

specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug services in the territory can no longer meet demand, with waiting lists growing even longer in 2020;

delays in accessing rehabilitation services may negatively hinder successful treatment; and

research confirms the link between alcohol and other drugs and violence in the home.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the ACT Government to conduct a thorough inquiry into the alcohol, tobacco and other drug service sector, including prevention/early intervention services and pathways as well as treatment/rehabilitation services, both for persons on Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders and those voluntarily seeking help, to:

identify current strengths and weaknesses;

assess current and future demands; and

recommend service and funding models that will better meet people’s needs.

Health—drug and alcohol treatment services—petition 25-20

By Mrs Kikkert, from 212 residents:

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly that:

according to ACIC reporting, the average consumption of many major drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, has been increasing in the ACT in recent years;

specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug services in the territory can no longer meet demand, with waiting lists growing even longer in 2020;

delays in accessing rehabilitation services may negatively hinder successful treatment; and

research confirms the link between alcohol and other drugs and violence in the home.

The petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon ACT Government to conduct a thorough inquiry into the alcohol, tobacco and other drug service sector, including prevention/early intervention services and pathways as well as treatment/rehabilitation services, both for persons on Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders and those voluntarily seeking help, to:

identity current strength and weaknesses;

access current and future demands; and

recommend service and funding models that will better meet people’s needs.


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