If you are interested in developing the DASPM for your jurisdiction, or have any queries about the planning tool:

An essential part of a good treatment policy is planning for the number and type of alcohol and other drug treatment services required to meet population need. 

The Drug and Alcohol Service Planning Model (DASPM), previously known as DA-CCP, was initially developed by the NSW Ministry of Health under a cost-shared funded project with the then Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD). The project aimed to facilitate planning for alcohol and other drug services in Australia and provide a basis for national consistency in planning across all Australian health jurisdictions. 

Since that time, many jurisdictions and peak bodies have worked with the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) to update and adapt the DASPM. The aim is to provide more contemporary planning figures and contribute to a better distribution of treatment resources and improved access for those seeking alcohol or other drugs treatment.

Research Centre

Social Policy Research Centre

Research Area

Drug Policy Modelling Program