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What should be different in the new normal post-pandemic? Presentation by Stephen Duckett
For the Victorian AOD Service Providers Conference webinar, part 2: Moving beyone COVID-19: what is the future of health system service delivery?
Challenges in maintaining treatment services for people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic
The impact of COVID-19 across health services, including treatment services for people who use drugs, is emerging but likely to have a high impact. Treatment services for people who use drugs provide essential treatment services including opiate agonist treatment and needle syringe programmes alongside other important treatment programmes across all substance types including withdrawal...
Submission to the Inquiry into the social and economic benefits of improving mental health
VAADA Vision A Victorian community in which the harms associated with drug use are reduced and general health and well being is promoted. VAADA Objectives To provide leadership, representation, advocacy and information to the alcohol and other drug and related sectors. Submission to the Inquiry into the social and economic benefits of improving mental...
Media Release: SafeScript a welcome reform but the risk of patient displacement during pandemic remains
MEDIA RELEASE 1 April 2020 SafeScript a welcome reform but the risk of patient displacement during pandemic remains The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) has been a long term advocate for the introduction of real time prescription monitoring as a means to reduce the excessive pharmaceutical toll within Victoria. Victoria’s real time...
VAADA State Budget Submission
VAADA Vision A Victorian community in which the harms associated with drug use are reduced and general health and well being is promoted. VAADA Objectives To provide leadership, representation, advocacy and information to the alcohol and other drug and related sectors. State Budget Submission 2020/21 Contact Person: Sam Biondo
Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health – Draft Report
Productivity Commission GPO Box 1428 Canberra ACT 2601 7 February 2020 Dear Sir/Madam, RE: Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health – Draft Report The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Productivity Commission in respect of its draft report, developed as part of the ongoing inquiry...
Submission to the Inquiry into Public Communications Campaigns Targeting Drug and Substance Abuse
Committee Secretary Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 le.committee@aph.gov.au 5 February 2020 Dear Secretary, RE: Inquiry into Public Communications Campaigns Targeting Drug and Substance Abuse VAADA welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee on Law Enforcement’s (Committee) Inquiry into Public Communications Campaigns Targeting...
Effective Approaches to Prevention, Diagnosis and Support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
1 VAADA Vision A Victorian community in which the harms associated with drug use are reduced and general health and wellbeing is promoted. VAADA Objectives To provide leadership, representation, advocacy and information to the alcohol and other drug and related sectors. EFFECTIVE APPROACHES TO PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS AND SUPPORT FOR FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER Submission...
Drug Use Monitoring in Australia 2018 report
AIC reports Statistical Report 18 Drug use monitoring in Australia: Drug use among police detainees, 2018 Alexandra Voce Tom Sullivan Drug use monitoring in Australia: Drug use among police detainees, 2018 Australian Institute of Criminology © Australian Institute of Criminology 2019 ISSN 2206-7930 (Online) ISBN: 978 1 925304 10 7 (Online) Apart from any...
VAADA Newsletter April 2019
2019 off to a flying start April 2019 In this issue 2 VAADA’s ‘excellent’ conference 4 Family Violence Capability in the AOD sector 4 SafeScript has now rolled out across Victoria 5 Forensic Foundations online course is now live 5 Review of Forensic AOD Targets and Systems Settings 6 Mental Health Royal Commission 6...