Strategy towards the Elimination of Seclusion and Restraint – Views of the AOD Sector
Background In response to the request via Engage Victoria for feedback, VAADA coordinated an online consultation session on the 13th July 2023 with workers from the AOD sector to gather
VAADA supports a First Nations Voice
The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) acknowledges the historic and current injustices suffered by First Nations people in Australia. VAADA believes that as a starting point to remedying these
Summary of AOD sector feedback on Independent Review of Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Criteria and Alignment of Decision Making Laws
Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) conducted a 2 hour consultation workshop with members of AOD sector regarding questions raised in the consultation paper titled “The Independent review of compulsory
Integration of Care in Practice – Resource
The VDDI provides guidance and oversight for a broad range of integrated mental health and alcohol and other drug activities. In support of the notion that integrated treatment is possible
Infographic – CBD drug trends 2023 snapshot
Drug overdoses, ambulance callouts and drug deaths in Melbourne’s CBD are on the rise following COVID. This CBD drug trends snapshot reveals the drug crisis in our city, and the
State Budget 2023-24: State Budget delivers carefully balanced budget to an AOD system on a tightrope
The 2023/24 Victorian state budget is a steady no frills budget that extends funding for some residential services in the short term, provides an uplift in opioid pharmacotherapy support, workforce
Government embeds lifesaving support
Government embeds lifesaving support The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the passage of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2023 which was
Shaping great work experiences
If AOD organisations give attention to the growth, wellbeing and overall work experience of their people, the workforce is more motivated, intents to stay, and performs better. NADA, together with
Consensus of support for CBD MSIR
We stand in support of the trial of a supervised injecting service in the City of Melbourne. The proposal for a supervised injecting service in the CBD will save lives,
A logical decision which will save lives
The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the release of the key findings and recommendations from the final report into the Review of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room (the