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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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 We have now finished our first month of collecting data through the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection (VADC). It was great to see so many providers get their VADC compliant systems up and running by 1 October 2018. A range of useful queries have been coming through as providers enter live client data

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

Posted to ENEWS for Chrystallee Durose on behalf of the DHHS The go-live date for the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection (VADC) project of 1 October 2018 is now just around the corner. This update contains a range of information related to transition and testing requirements. Transition information Providers or consortia who have not passed