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AOD Sector Leaders and Managers in VIC: on Identity, Skills, and Development.
A research report for The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) by Ramon Wenzel, PhD | Curtin University, 2022 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY WHY WE DID THIS RESEARCH For the non-government alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector to be successful and sustainable, it must attract, develop and retain a capable and engaged workforce. Organisational leaders –...
The AOD Sector Workforce in VIC: on Engagement, Learning and Wellbeing
A research report for the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) by Ramon Wenzel, PhD | Curtin University, 2022 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY WHY WE DID THIS RESEARCH The non-government alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector in the state of Victoria (VIC) relies on its workforce to bring about positive change to clients, families and communities....
Leadership required to reduce alcohol harms
The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) is increasingly concerned by the surge in alcohol related harm which has been generated by the pandemic and the implied support for increased consumption by the State Government. Victoria has been soaking in alcohol throughout the pandemic, with a surge in sales, consumption and harms. During this...
VAADA Strategic Plan 2021-25
Message from the Executive Officer Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association’s (VAADA) 2021-2025 Strategic Plan builds on the achievements of recent years and looks to our future landscape. In contributing to its development, I acknowledge the generous input of the VAADA Board, staff, the Victorian Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) sector, colleagues with peer and...
VAADA Annual Report 2021
Working with COVID for close on two years has been challenging for both body and soul. It has tested both individual and organizational capacity, it has created complexity, it has led to the rise of new problems through compounding the old, and above all else it has created a new layer of actual and...
Summary AOD Sector Report: Integrated Framework for the treatment, care and support of people with mental illness and substance use or addiction
Summary AOD sector report Document purpose This document provides a summary of consultations undertaken by VAADA with AOD sector representatives in late August and September 2021. The consultations were designed to contribute towards the development of an Integrated Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) and Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework for Mental Health and Wellbeing...
International Overdose Awareness Day – The forgotten people: surging overdose toll in COVID-19 year
Media Statement                                                                                                                                                                 30 August 2021   International Overdose Awareness Day The forgotten people: surging overdose toll in COVID-19 year   International Overdose Awareness Day gives us time to take stock of both how much we have achieved and how much more there is to do to prevent fatal overdose. International Overdose...
Cannabis Inquiry: lost opportunity perpetuates harm
The report from the Inquiry into Cannabis in Victoria, while asserting support for drug law reform, does not recommend it. While this is a step in the right direction, in light of the failures of prohibition in reducing cannabis use and harms, it is also a missed opportunity. While supporting many of the recommendations,...
Victorian overdose deaths, 2011-2020
Purpose This report presents the 2020 update to Victorian overdose death statistics. This is the first in a planned series of regular public reports on overdose deaths data from the Coroners Court of Victoria, aimed at supporting drug harm reduction initiatives in the community. The report is produced under the Court’s initiative to release...