WRAD is a community-based alcohol and drug service that has delivered treatment and care to our community for more than 30 years.
Our focus is on the health of the individual and family and work under a harm minimisation and recovery focused framework to help individuals meet the goals they have set for themselves using evidenced based skills and techniques.
WRAD delivers a broad range of medical and mental health treatments via its medical practice as well as a successful pharmacotherapy program. WRAD is here to support our community and your health is our priority.
WRAD offers a number of options designed to reduce the harm of drug use to the user and society.
The following programs are among the core service functions offered by WRAD. They follow WRAD’s core principles of harm minimisation which recognises that people in our society use both licit and illicit drugs, and that drugs can be used in ways that are more or less harmful to individuals, families and society.
New family drug help sessions for south-west Victoria
05th Oct 2021
A series of new free online support sessions in south-west Victoria will bring help for people whose loved ones are battling drug and alcohol dependency. The InFocus sessions will start on October 21 and are specifically for the Great South coast region. InFocus is a free education program developed by Family Drug and Gambling Help…
Booklet highlights roads to recovery
05th Oct 2021
A new booklet published this week highlights the inspirational paths south-west people have taken to recover from addiction. The booklet includes 10 entries from Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD)’s inaugural short story competition to showcase recovery from addiction, along with three profile stories of successful WRAD program participants. WRAD Director Geoff Soma said…
WRAD’s new patrons
02nd Sep 2021
One of Australia’s most best-known authors and most celebrated singers have come on board to promote the work of the Western Region Alcohol and Drug centre (WRAD). Children’s author Paul Jennings and singer Archie Roach have agreed to become WRAD’s new patrons and ambassadors to spread a message of hope for clients and families with…
The WRAD Centre’s vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of those in the South Western Region of Victoria affected by addictive behaviours and to promote optimal enjoyment of life.
The WRAD Centre seeks to provide comprehensive, holistic support and treatment to individuals and others affected by addictive behaviors and associated issues.
Emergency call 000
For medical issues call South West Healthcare 55 631666
For mental health issues call SWH emergency dep't 55 631 666 or 1800 808 284
For drug and alcohol issues call Directline 1800 888 236
For Lifeline call 13 11 14
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