Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre has been awarded a Commended in the Treatment and Support category for the 2017 National Alcohol and other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards.
The Award recognises a program or service that has made a significant contribution to treatment and support efforts designed to assist those Australians who have been impacted by alcohol and other drug use. Nominations in this category had to be based on established scientific evidence, designed to address a current gap in knowledge and/or service delivery and had to go above and beyond business as usual.
“This is a very proud moment for SDECC. It is such an honour to be acknowledged for the work we do.” Said Susan Watson, CEO
“As centre of excellence we are committed to providing a model of evidence-based, outcome focussed counselling and support services for young people aged 14 to 25 years with problematic use of alcohol and other drugs, and their families.
Our model focuses on keeping the young people with whom we work safe, out of hospital, out of the criminal justice system, contributing to their community and achieving their potential.
Recognition by the Australian Alcohol and Drug Foundation is hugely motivating for the team, who work with highly complex, vulnerableyoung people every day.” She said.