Victorian Budget: AOD budget for today, but uncertainty on tomorrow’s COVID-19 AOD harms
MEDIA RELEASE 24 November 2020 AOD budget for today, but uncertainty on tomorrow’s COVID-19 AOD harms The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the various social reforms contained in this year’s budget, including elements relating to the Mental Health Royal Commission and Social Housing. We also commend the AOD specific allocations, which...
Submission to the TGA’s joint-ACCS/ACMS meeting, November 2020
Please note: This submission relates solely to the proposed changes to scheduling of psilocybin and MDMA, not to other substances listed in the Consultation Paper for the November 2020 meeting of the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Advisory Committees on Chemicals/Medicines Scheduling. Statement of support VAADA supports the proposed amendments to the scheduling of Psilocybin and...
Federal Budget: Failure to meet AOD treatment needs ominous for the future
MEDIA RELEASE 7 October 2020 Federal Budget: Failure to meet AOD treatment needs ominous for the future The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) is gravely concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on Victorians experiencing substance dependence and the lack of support offered in the Federal Budget. There could have been a great...
VAADA 2019 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association TABLE OF CONTENTS VAADA Board 1 Board Member Profiles 1 VAADA Staff 5 Vision & Mission 5 Management Reports 6 Presidents Report 6 Executive Officer 7 Sector Development 9 • Co-occurring Capacity Building (CCB) Project 11 • Family Violence Capacity Building Project 12 • Multi-Agency Risk...
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...