National is committed to reducing harm from alcohol and drug abuse. That’s why we’re investing a further $10 million into alcohol and drug treatment.

This investment will be funded from alcohol excise revenue and will be in addition to the $120 million which is already spent on alcohol and drug treatment services each year.

Our additional investment goes hand in hand with the Government’s work to reduce alcohol-related harm through the Alcohol Reform Bill and the Drivers of Crime strategy.

The package will pay for increased use of alcohol screening, alcohol and drug services for youth, programmes for drink-drivers aimed at reducing repeat drink driving, community-based treatment and training and workforce development for frontline workers.

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