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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...
VAADA Newsletter September 2019
AOD: where do we fit in the community services puzzle? September 2019 In this issue 2 The Australian Drug Harms Ranking Study 4 Update on Victoria’s Mental Health Royal Commission 4 Deja Vu? 5 VAADA’s Murray Primary Health Network (PHN) Project 5 Sector Development Change within the Victorian alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector,...
Prison should not be a death sentence
MEDIA RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 11 2019 Prison should not be a death sentence Four in 10 Victorians who fatally overdosed with heroin in 2017 were former Victorian prisoners. The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) is distressed at the alarming number of ex-prisoners fatally overdosing from heroin. The data from the Coroners Court of Victoria...
Media Release: Overdose Awareness Day – VAADA statement
MEDIA RELEASE Overdose Awareness Day 2019 – VAADA Statement 31 August 2019 Overdose Awareness Day reminds us that overdose does not discriminate, the impacts are felt far and wide the toll just continues increasing year on year. The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) stands with our member alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment...