Victoria’s peak body representing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services.

VAADA leads AOD policy, workforce development, and policy discussion across membership, related sectors and the community to prevent and reduce AOD harms in Victoria

Senior AOD Youth Outreach Worker

Anglicare Victoria, Preston

Senior Harm Reduction Clinician

Uniting VicTas, Coburg

Senior AOD Clinician Outreach

Odyssey House Victoria, Footscray

May 21

Tuesdays with Nexus 21 May 2021

May 21

MARAM intermediate training – for new starters or those wanting MARAM refresher training.

May 22

Putting MARAM into Practice - Intermediate risk assessment and risk management

2024 State Budget Analysis
See VAADA's analysis of the 2024 Victorian State Budget.
State Budget does not address soaring drug treatment waitlists
The 2024/25 Victorian State Budget maintains AOD funding at existing levels, with a 1% increase to $376.3M. This includes $9.7m for the Statewide Action Plan, but excludes a 2nd overdose prevention centre in the CBD. VAADA remains concerned about surging demand for AOD treatment and the sustainability of services.
Drug Checking Principles & Practice: A model for Victoria
This paper presents a preferred model for drug checking in Victoria, providing principles for equitable access, an approach to reducing harms for those intending to use drugs, and the establishment of a real time public alert system that can keep our community safe.

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May 21

Tuesdays with Nexus 21 May 2021

May 21

MARAM intermediate training – for new starters or those wanting MARAM refresher training.

May 22

Putting MARAM into Practice - Intermediate risk assessment and risk management

Prompt Cards

Language appropriate prompts covering overing AOD, mental health, trauma informed care, CALD, Family Violence and LGBTI

Family Violence

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