Alcohol and Other Drugs Act 1974

The Alcohol and Other Drug law in Western Australia is the Alcohol and Other Drugs Act 1974. It relates to:

  • providing treatment, management, care and rehabilitation of persons experiencing alcohol or other drug use problems or co‑occurring health issues, including persons who have or may have a mental illness; and
  • promoting and subsidising research into and education on the causation, prevention, reduction and treatment of alcohol and other drug use problems and co‑occurring health issues such as mental illness; and
  • establishing and maintaining a coordinated focus on alcohol and other drug use and mental illness, and for related purposes.


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