ABORIGINAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNCIL, SA
The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council, SA (ADAC) is proud to host the 4th National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference.
ADAC was incorporated in 1993 as a direct result of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC). In South Australia the Aboriginal community from across the state met a number of times to discuss the Findings of the Royal Commission. It was agreed that as the majority of deaths had a drug and or alcohol related component and considering that over 80 of the Recommendations were substance misuse related, that a community-controlled response was needed.
After considerable discussion it was decided that one way to address the issues was to create a statewide peak substance misuse organisation. In February 1993, the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. was established. The acronym for the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc. is ADAC.
In addition to its role as a peak substance misuse organisation ADAC also provides the following alcohol and other drug (AOD) services:
- Footsteps – Road to Recovery – residential AOD rehabilitation service at Port Augusta
- Stepping Stones – AOD Day Centres situated at Port Augusta and Ceduna
- Making Tracks – support services to communities and organisations in development of their strategies to address harmful AOD use.