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.
Alcohol No.1 cause for concern
21st Jul 2021
Alcohol is the number one substance use issue for people in south-west Victoria, and the percentage of people experiencing problems is growing. New figures released by the Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD) show that alcohol is now the primary substance of concern for 50 per cent of clients. That percentage has gradually increased…
A Tribute to John McGrath
06th Jul 2021
WRAD has lost one of the driving forces behind its formation. In the 1980s John McGrath was a foundation member of the Western Regional Association for Drug and Alcohol Dependence, which would later become the Western Regional Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD). He went on to become one of the longest serving WRAD committee members…
The Warden’s Voice
28th May 2021
By Jonathan Thomas, special prize in WRAD’s short story competition The traffic was slowing, merging into one lane. Around the bend, I could see blue and red lights reflecting off the houses. My heart sank. I knew it! I held the steering wheel with my knees as I grabbed for a water bottle and some…
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
Or click on the links below for help.