Alcohol and Other Drug

Consumer & Community Coalition

The Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer & Community Coalition (AODCCC) is the peak body for alcohol and other drug consumer-driven systemic advocacy in Western Australia. Our aim is to empower the voices of consumers, their families and supports, ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community. 

The AODCCC was incorporated in June 2018 in response to the need and support for an alcohol and other drug specific, consumer-driven advocacy body.

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

To promote the interests, education and welfare of those affected by alcohol and other drug use.

Vision

Community understanding shaped by the voice of people and families with lived experience of Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Values

The following set of values were developed utilising consultation inputs from the consumer and community think tank held in 2018:

Inclusion
Inclusion

We acknowledge the legitimacy of everyone’s experience and provide a safe space for diverse views to be shared.

Collaboration
Collaboration

We look for opportunities to bring consumers, family, community, policy makers and providers together for real change.

Accountability
Accountability

We consult broadly and are open about our intent, activities and outcomes.

Leadership
Leadership

We share bold visions and take courageous steps towards what is needed in the community.

Integrity
Integrity

We respect and value the different perspectives and experiences of alcohol and other drug use.

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Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer & Community Coalition

Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer & Community Coalition

The AODCCC is the alcohol and other drug peak body for consumer-driven systemic advocacy in WA.

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