Alcohol & Other Drugs

For instance there are approximately 223,500 people across the region who require help for Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). WentWest, as the Western Sydney Primary Health Network has been contracted by the Department of Health to increase the service delivery capacity of the AOD treatment sectors.
Working with partners such as Western Sydney Local Health District Drug Health, the NGO AOD sector and their peak body Network of Alcohol & other Drugs Agencies, Agency Clinical Innovation and other stakeholders, we have confirmed that the AOD priority groups for western Sydney are:
  • People who are homeless
  • People who have recently been released from prison
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people
  • Younger people
  • People who identify as LGTBI
  • Older People
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • Co-morbidity with Mental health problems

Strategic vision from the Western Sydney PHN Drug and Alcohol Treatment Plan 2016-2019

The Strategic Vision for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services will be an essential component of WentWest’s overarching Strategic Vision for:
  • Healthier communities
  • empowered individuals
  • a sustainable primary health care workforce
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