Drug and Alcohol Services Planning Model (DASPM)

Planning for the number and type of alcohol and other drug treatment services required to meet population need is an essential part of good treatment policy. The Drug and Alcohol Service Planning Model (DASPM), previously known as DA-CCP, was originally developed by the NSW Ministry of Health under a cost-shared funded project with the then Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD). The aim of the project was to facilitate planning for alcohol and other drug services in Australia, and to provide a basis for national consistency in approaches to planning across all the Australian health jurisdictions.

Since that time, a number of jurisdictions and peak bodies have worked with DPMP to update and adapt the DASPM to provide more contemporary planning figures and contribute to better distribution of treatment resources  and improved access for those who seek alcohol or other drug treatment.

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