What We Do

NADA is the peak organisation for the non government drug and alcohol sector in NSW and our goal is to advance and support non government drug and alcohol agencies in NSW to reduce the alcohol and drug related harm to individuals, families and the community.

NADA provides a range of programs and services that focus on sector and workforce development, information management, governance and management support, sector representation and advocacy, as well as actively contributing to public health policy.

Find out more about NADA program services [PDF].

View the policy and advocacy work we do.

We also manage a range of projects that strengthen agencies to be sustainable, appropriately resourced and able to deliver quality services to those affected by drugs and alcohol.

Read about our NADA focus areas and information on our networks.

You can also read about our latest projects in the Advocate.


The NADA Board of Directors acts as the overarching governing body while the NADA staff are responsible for member services, organisational management, leading and implementing projects, contributing to policy, and advocating on behalf of the sector.  

Look at some of the toolkits and resources we have produced.


NADA's work focuses on three key directions outlined in our Strategic Plan 2015-2018.

1. Influence alcohol and other drug related public policy and promote solutions to sustain an effective non government alcohol and other drug service system

2. To increase the capacity of the non government alcohol and other drug sector to provide high quality and accessible treatment to the NSW community

3. To assist the sector to measure and improve health outcomes for people with alcohol and other drug problems in NSW