The peak state body says little of the additional funding for drug and alcohol services in Thursday's state budget goes to the non-government sector.
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council chief executive Alison Lai said the majority of an additional $4.9 million over two years for the alcohol and drugs sector has been allocated to bolstering government services or reform.
"This is the largest single injection of funds into our sector for some time, but the announcement has left us scratching our heads to why it is so unbalanced and skewed towards the government's own services," she said.
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"While a small number of our members have been provided with assurances that funding for their existing programs will be guaranteed until 30 June 2021, this pales in comparison to the funding allocated to the government's own services who have been provided a commitment of funding over two years.
Ms Lai said new funding had been put into trialling a new home detox treatment service in Southern Tasmania.
However, the ATDC had been advocating for the establishment of medically supervised detox services in the North and North-West where there were community options available to establish a service.
Ms Lai said it was acknowledged the additional funding was part of a 10-year reform agenda.
"We will be looking to see the imbalance rectified in the 2021-22 state budget to ensure that the government and non-government alcohol and other drugs sectors are equally supported," she said.
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