Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia
Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) is a statewide health service that offers a range of prevention, treatment and education services for people with alcohol, and other drug issues.
DASSA is responsible to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing and is part of the Department for Health and Wellbeing; providing policy and planning advice to the Minister and the Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing.
To achieve this, DASSA:
- advises on a whole-of-government approach to
preventthe use of illicit drugs and the misuse of licit drugs
- advises on policy relating to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs
- provides or brokers a range of prevention, intervention and treatment programs across the State with a particular focus on
high riskgroups and behaviours
- advises on evidence-based practice
- participates in research.
DASSA in partnership with South Australia
- SA Health Strategic Plan 2017-2020
- South Australian Alcohol and Other Drug Strategy 2017-2021 (PDF 460KB)
- South Australian Tobacco Control Strategy 2017-2020
- The National Drug Strategy 2017-2026 and the National Tobacco Strategy 2012-2018
- South Australian Methamphetamine Action Plan: Stop the Hurt
- Demand reduction strategies designed to prevent the uptake of harmful drug use and to reduce drug use
- Harm reduction strategies designed to reduce the harms associated with drug use for individuals and communities
- Supply reduction strategies designed to disrupt the production and supply of illicit drugs.
DASSA operates under the legislative framework provided by the following Acts of Parliament related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, which are committed to the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse: