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Drug and Alcohol Office and Mental Health Commission Amalgamation - What Will It Mean For You?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Drug and Alcohol Office and Mental Health Commission are set to amalgamate in the coming months. Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney and Drug and Alcohol Office Executive Director Neil Guard briefed the alcohol and other drug sector on what the amalgamation will mean for services and consumers on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

Over 75 representatives from the alcohol and other drug sector attended to learn more about how the new agency will function and what it will mean for their services and for people who experience problems related to alcohol and other drug use.

Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney assured non-government alcohol and other drug services that there should be no change to the way they deliver services to the community.

Drug and Alcohol Office Executive Director Neil Guard said that the functions currently carried out by the Drug and Alcohol Office will be retained as set out in state legislation.

Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney presented two slides that outlined the planned structure for the new agency.

WANADA recorded the briefing and a condensed video can now be shared.


WANADA will continue to engage with the Drug and Alcohol Office and the Mental Health Commission to ensure that the needs of the non-government alcohol and other drug sector are heard and will monitor the impact on services and consumers.

For more information, please contact WANADA on (08) 6365 6365 or via drugpeak@wanada.org.au

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