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Programs

NSW Health funds and coordinates statewide drug and alcohol programs, including early and brief interventions, treatment and extended care services that are delivered by hospital networks, non-government organisations and other partner departments.

  • New
    Opioid Overdose Response and Take Home Naloxone (ORTHN) NSW Health provides free access to naloxone to reduce harm and death from opioid overdose. People at risk of experiencing or witnessing an opioid overdose can now get naloxone for free to take home (often called ‘take home naloxone’), and learn how to use it to reverse an overdose.

 

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Strategy

The Centre for Population Health is responsible for coordinating the NSW Health contribution to whole-of-government policy development and implementation in alcohol and other drugs.

Resources

NSW Health produces a wide range of resources on alcohol and other drugs for the public and health professionals, including reports, guides, brochures and fact sheets.

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Early Intervention Innovation Fund

A new opportunity to help build the evidence base for early intervention models to support people at risk, with a particular focus on young people using drugs, will provide funding of $8million over four years.

The fund consists of two funding pathways:

  • Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Evaluation Grants
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Early Intervention Innovation Grants
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