AMA submission to UNSW Social Policy Research Centre consultation on draft of the National Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Framework

10 Jul 2019

In representing the views of Australia's medical profession, the AMA has long advocated on issues surrounding addiction, along with the use of and harms associated with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and methamphetamine.  Many AMA members, ranging from addiction medicine specialists to psychiatrists, emergency physicians, and General Practitioners (GPs), are involved in the provision and planning of AOD treatment.  The AMA believes that problematic alcohol and other drug use is primarily a health issue and should be acknowledged as such in policymaking.