ABORIGINAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNCIL (SA) ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (ADAC)
ADAC was initially incorporated in 1993 as the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) following 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 state wide peak substance misuse organisation.
ADAC has since incorporated under ORIC and is now named the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Aboriginal Corporation (ADAC).
ADAC now provides a range of drug and alcohol services, include treatment related services.