Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) program

The NSW Health Award winning Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) program is a ground-breaking intervention for people who are seeking treatment for their alcohol and drug use:

  • the program’s tools and resources allow clinicians to screen for and help improve a client’s brain function
  • improved brain function can help clients with things such as memory, planning, decision making and managing emotions
  • this can greatly increase the likelihood of remaining in, and benefiting from, treatment.

The ACE program is a collaboration between the Agency for Clinical Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol Network, Advanced Neuropsychological Treatment Services and We Help Ourselves.

Use these communications assets, for health professionals and for people seeking treatment, on your channels to increase awareness of the program.


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For health professionals and clinicians

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Ground-breaking alcohol and drug program now available

The NSW Health Award winning Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) program is a new way for clinicians to support people in NSW seeking treatment for their alcohol and drug use.

The program provides a set of tools and resources that allows clinicians to screen for and help improve a client’s brain function. This will enable clients to better engage with alcohol and drug treatment.

Program trials showed a large increase in the number of people completing drug and alcohol treatment and a reduction in brain function impairment.

Learn more on the Agency for Clinical Innovation website.

For people affected by alcohol and drug use

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Ground-breaking program for people affected by alcohol and drug use

A NSW Health Award winning program is available to health professionals who are treating people affected by alcohol and drug use.

The Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) program screens for and helps improve brain function. This can help people remain in and benefit from alcohol and drug treatment.

Program trials showed a large increase in the number of people completing drug and alcohol treatment; and a reduction in brain function impairment.

Learn more on the Agency for Clinical Innovation website.


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A ground-breaking new alcohol and drug program helps improve a client’s brain function, so they can better engage with and complete treatment. Learn about the @nswaci Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement #ACEProgram: http://bit.ly/aci-aceprogram

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A ground-breaking new alcohol and drug program can help you support clients to complete treatment. Learn about the @nswaci Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement #ACEProgram: http://bit.ly/aci-aceprogram

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For people affected by alcohol and drug use

Option 1:

A ground-breaking new program helps make it easier to take on alcohol and drug treatment, by improving your ability to plan, make decisions and think clearly.  Ask your case manager about the @nswaci #ACEProgram https://bit.ly/about-ace

Option 2:

A ground-breaking new program has been shown to help people complete alcohol and drug treatment.  Ask your case manager about the @nswaci #ACEProgram https://bit.ly/about-ace

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This digital fact sheet can be accessed online, or be printed and distributed.

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