In March 2016, VAADA convened a state wide forum to discuss current challenges and opportunities in the provision of forensic AOD treatment. AOD service providers who attended the forum spoke of a complex and confusing system highlighting serious concerns around funding, workforce pressures, difficulties in information sharing between various stakeholders, multiple referral pathways and challenges in managing demand at a local level. In response, VAADA has developed Forensic AOD treatment and service delivery: a discussion of issues. The paper contains a series of recommendations to address the issues identified by AOD service providers.
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