ACON continues to broaden its range of services, now offering in-house treatment options for clients with alcohol and drug dependency issues.

The development of a specialist Substance Support Service comes as a key point in ACON’s newly implemented drug and alcohol strategy.

Entitled Pills and Powders, Parties and Pubs, the three-year strategy includes a push to further develop the organisation’s capacity for dealing with mental illness. It will also see ACON continue to provide education to mainstream service providers and the community.

As ACON grows to meet the needs of our community, it’s essential that our work in this area is guided by a comprehensive strategy to ensure we’re doing the best we can with the resources available to us, ACON CEO Stevie Clayton said.

The strategy has been developed in accordance with the government’s own harm-minimisation approach to dealing with drug and alcohol dependency issues.

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