VAADA is the peak body representing
Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services in Victoria.


VAADA’s purpose is to ensure that the issues for people experiencing the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use and the organisations that support them are well represented in policy and program development and public discussion.

VAADA’s membership comprises agencies working in the AOD field, as well as those individuals who are involved in, or have a specific interest in, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation or research that minimises the harms caused by alcohol and other drugs (AOD).

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MEDIA RELEASE: Common Sense Approach Welcomed to Public Drunkenness

The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the Victorian government’s announcement to decriminalise public drunkenness. The announcement, which aligns with a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, seeks to remove an archaic law which drives those experiencing disadvantage further into harms way. The Victorian government has committed to establishing a

AOD in the News: The Australian, the Guardian and the Age

$20m bid to butt out smoking The Australian, Journalist Olivia Caisley The Morrison government will aim to cut Australia’s smoking rate to under 10 per cent by 2025 as part of a new $20 million strategy to reduce daily smoking among Australians. Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Health Minister Greg Hunt