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AOD group counselling guidelines (COVID-19)
Alcohol and Other Drug group counselling during coronavirus (COVID-19) Introduction The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in changes to the way people who use alcohol and other drugs are supported. This includes Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services providing group counselling, which play a vital role in support for people with AOD treatment needs...
Guidance for coronavirus (COVID-19) planning in the community services sector 2020
The community services sector provides services to many vulnerable Victorians who are especially impacted by the coronavirus (COVDI-19) pandemic. The economic impact of the pandemic, and the stresses that arise as a result of self-isolation and physical distancing increase the demand on community services from vulnerable Victorians during this period and into the future.
Additional supervised injecting capacity vital in addressing reduce drug harm
The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association welcomes the announcement of a second Injecting room following the release of the Hamilton report.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alcohol and Other Drug Services – residential guidance June 2020
This information provides guidance to Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) community residential rehabilitation and withdrawal providers (referred to as essential AOD residential services in this guidance) about continued service delivery during coronavirus (COVID-19).
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...