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

About

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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Prompt cards

VAADA has produced sets of prompt cards – covering Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, Trauma Informed Care, CALD, Problem Gambling, Family Violence and LGBTI – designed to assist health and community service workers who may come across substance use in their work.  To find out more and order cards click here

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Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection (VADC) – news and updates

Project update With the end of the first full quarter of VADC reporting nearing, it is great to see 54 funded agencies collecting live VADC data through their compliant client management systems. The remaining 30 in-scope agencies received implementation extensions, and are working hard to get their VADC systems up and running as soon as

“Using Collaborations as a Capacity Building Tool” is now available for download

VAADA is proud to announce the release of its new resource ‘Using Collaborations as a Capacity Building tool’. This manual has been developed by VAADA as an adjunct to the popular ‘Capacity Building and Change Management’ manual made available in 2016.  This new resource has been designed to provide community services and alcohol and other