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Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) of Western Australia
The Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) of Western Australia (WA) aims to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in the WA community. DAO provides and contracts a statewide network of services relating to:
- professional education and training
- research activities in the AOD sector.
DAO's specific aims include:
- providing or contracting counselling and treatment services
- delivering public health education campaigns aimed at creating a safer drinking culture in Western Australia and reducing harm from illegal drug use
- supporting local drug action groups and school drug education
- providing education and training activities for workers and volunteers in the AOD sector
- delivering prevention and early intervention programs including programs for Aboriginal people
- developing and coordinate whole-of-government policies and strategies
- undertaking research and publish reports that relate to AOD use.
DAO and The Mental Health Commission amalgamated on 1 July 2015. The joined organisation is called the Mental Health Commission.
Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia
Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia
Level 1 & 2, 1 Nash Street
Perth WA 6000
GPO Box X2299
Perth Business Centre WA 6847
Ph: (08) 6553 0600
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