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Ice inquiry: a framework for action
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 3 September 2014 Ice inquiry: a framework for action The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the release of the Victorian Parliament inquiry report into the supply and use of methamphetamines in Victoria. The report provides extensive detail on this issue and details a wide range of recommendations. VAADA generally...
Submission to the Community Sector Reform Council Discussion Paper
VICTORIAN ALCOHOL & DRUG ASSOCIATION Submission Submission to the Community Sector Reform Council Discussion Paper August 2014 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...
New system, new era
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 2 September 2014 New system, new era The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) acknowledges the commencement on 1 September of the new Victorian Adult non residential alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment sector. It follows on the heels of the reforms undertaken in the Community based mental health system which...
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1 | P a g e Election platform summary 2014 The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) is the peak body for alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in Victoria. We provide advocacy, leadership, information and representation on AOD issues both within and beyond the AOD sector. VAADA’s...
Government announcement on Recommissioning of the Victorian AOD System
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 11 June 2014 Government announcement on Recommissioning of the Victorian AOD System VAADA acknowledges the announcement by the Victorian Government late on Friday 6 June on the outcomes of the Victorian alcohol and other drug (AOD) tender process. VAADA congratulates those agencies who have been successful, and acknowledges the efforts of...
Submission to the Community Sector Reform Council Discussion Paper
VICTORIAN ALCOHOL & DRUG ASSOCIATION Submission Submission to the Community Sector Reform Council Discussion Paper August 2014 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...
Reducing the harm of prison
Reducing the harm of prison Dealing with alcohol and other drugs within the prison system Issued October 2013 Overview The state incurs the responsibility of providing healthcare to all prisoners in Victoria. The prison population is highly disadvantaged and experiences poor health, welfare and educational outcomes. This includes a Hepatitis C infection rate which...
Drug deaths – communities in crisis
MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, 24 September 2013 Drug deaths – communities in crisis The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) is highly concerned with the continuing high trends in drug deaths in Victoria, following the release of acute drug toxicity deaths data for the first half of 2013 by the Victorian Coroner’s Court. This data...
VAADA Annual Report 2012-2013
VAADA Annual Report 2012/13 1 VAADA Board 2 VAADA Staff 5 Vision & Mission 6 Management Reports • President 7 • Executive Officer 10 • Co-occurring Capacity Building (CCB) Project 11 • Sector Development 12 • Treasurer 25 Snapshot 12/13 14 Financial Reports 25 TABLE OF CONTENTS VAADA Annual Report 2012/13 2 VAADA BOARD...
The Victorian Drug Court must be accessible state wide
MEDIA RELEASE 5 August 2013 The Victorian Drug Court must be accessible state wide The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) today releases a position paper entitled ‘Drug Courts in Victoria: evidence & options’ which calls for the Victorian Drug Court to be accessible in all regions of Victoria. Currently the Victorian Drug Court...