Who we are
The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for non government alcohol and other drugs services in NSW. We advocate for, strengthen and support the sector. As a member driven peak body, NADA’s decisions and actions are informed by the experiences, knowledge and concerns of its membership.
We represent close to 100 organisational members that provide a broad range of alcohol and other drugs services including health promotion and harm reduction, early intervention, treatment and continuing care programs. Our members are diverse in their structure, philosophy and approach to alcohol and other drugs service delivery.
We provide a range of programs and services that focus on sector and workforce development, data management, governance and management support, research and evaluation, sector representation and advocacy, as well as actively contributing to public health policy.
Together, we work to reduce the harms related to alcohol and other drugs use across the NSW community.
Ethical and responsible behaviour
We aim to operate in a socially responsible and ethical manner, with high standards of integrity and practice.
NADA supports and respects all human rights principles aimed at promoting and protecting human rights, including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Australian Capital Territory Human Rights Act 2004.
NADA’s human rights interactions We are committed to upholding the human rights of all people, through our policies, programs and activities, and through the relationships with our employees, members and stakeholders of whom we partner with.
Consideration and assessment of human rights are integrated into our organisational policies and procedures which are subject to ongoing review. These include NADA’s equal employment opportunity policy, corporate social and environmental responsibility policy, internal employee training and awareness as well as mechanisms for handling feedback, complaints or grievances.
Feedback and complaints If you believe the NADA may have acted in a way, which is not consistent with human rights principles, you can notify us by providing feedback or making a complaint.
NADA proudly acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the custodians of the land on which our office stands. We extend this acknowledgement to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
NADA has award level accreditation under the Australian Services Excellence Standards (ASES) a quality framework certified by Quality Innovation and Performance (QIP).