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

Jul 25

Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Jul 29

Forensic Fundamentals Training (1/2 day)

Jul 31

Talking Point - The role of sleep in the development, maintenance, and treatment of PTSD, presented by Prof Sean Drummond

Keeping Victorians Safe | Victoria needs a potent synthetic opioids plan
Potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl and nitazenes are a looming threat to our community. In response, Harm Reduction Victoria and the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) have developed a comprehensive paper urging the Victorian Government and sector to implement a coordinated Potent Synthetic Opioids Plan.
VAADA Press Release | Drug checking trial will save lives
VAADA and the AOD sector are celebrating as the Victorian Government has announced their commitment to a drug checking implementation trial in Victoria. VAADA has been actively advocating for this over the past 12 months and we look forward to supporting its development. Earlier this year Harm Reduction Victoria and VAADA developed a report "Drug Checking: Principles of Practice" we anticipate that this will inform the trial.
Submission to the Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee
In this submission we address the complex interplay between substance use and domestic and family violence and how this requires a multifaceted approach to enhance data collection and management within the AOD sector.

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Victoria Needs a Potent Synthetic Opioids Plan

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Elevate! and ACECHO

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Tri-peaks project

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Sector Events

Jul 25

Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Jul 29

Forensic Fundamentals Training (1/2 day)

Jul 31

Talking Point - The role of sleep in the development, maintenance, and treatment of PTSD, presented by Prof Sean Drummond

Prompt Cards

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

Family Violence

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ADRIA – Alcohol and Drug Research Innovation Agenda

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VAADA’s YouTube Page

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