As part of the implementation of the new Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection (VADC), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) engaged VAADA to run a VADC Information Sharing Session to provide additional support to Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment providers. At this session, AOD treatment providers who have CMS that meet the VADC specifications talked about […]
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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 […]
The Network of Australian State and Territory Alcohol and other Drug Peak Bodies (the AOD Peaks Network) represent over 400 non-government alcohol and other drug services operating across Australia. These services employ approximately 10,000 staff and provide annual services, treatment and support to approximately 80,000 individuals, including consumers, family members and significant others, as well […]
The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association welcomes the 2016/17 Victorian State budget initiatives. VAADA commends the various innovations announced in the 2016/17 Victorian Budget to address AOD related harms.
VAADA has released its 2016/17 State Budget Submission. The submission outlines a range of cost effective initiatives to reduce AOD related harms. Such initiatives include: Addressing issues related to the recent AOD reform; Increasing access to the Drug Court; Building the capacity of the sector; The introduction of community AOD action teams; Additional residential rehabilitation […]
The state government has launched the new $400,000 Standard Frontline Worker ‘Ice’ Training Package, which forms part of the Victorian Government’s $45.5 million Ice Action Plan. It is intended that the training package offers a comprehensive suite of information that will improve the knowledge and confidence of workers and will assist employers in meeting their […]