Posted 18 Jul 2009 - 07:55 by editor
The Hume Region Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2007-2010 was developed to guide a unified approach to respond to the impacts of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs misuse have created significant health and social impacts for Hume Region.
This plan was developed within the Blueprint - Towards a New Blueprint for Alcohol and Other Drug (ATOD) Treatment Services A Discussion Paper Department of Human Services 2007 and outlines plans to achieve a more effective response for those affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) funds a number of agencies to deliver specific drug and alcohol treatment services across the region including five Health Services and four NGO's
• Ovens and King Community Health Service
• Upper Hume Community Health Service
• Goulburn Valley Community Health Service
• Goulburn Valley Health
• Mitchell Community Health Service
• Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
• Open Family
• Odyssey House
• The Salvation Army
This plan recognises the importance of broader community response to the issues and impacts of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs usage including the Municipal Health Plans Hume Region Primary Care Partnerships Community Health Plans. It builds on the successes of its Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2003 and stresses the importance of a achieving a balance between community based responses and treatment responses to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.