NEW MANAGEMENT APPROACH FOR PORTLAND AOD SERVICES
29th Jun 2022
In a regional first, the Great South Coast Drug and Alcohol Consortium is sharing a new role across two services. Great South Coast Consortium Clinical Team Leader Chris Kendall is now providing clinical oversight for the Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD) and Portland District Health (PDH) Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) teams in…
NEW AFTER-HOURS CARE OPTIONS FOR SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA
23rd Jun 2022
A new after-hours service to provide general practice, mental health and alcohol and other drug support will be introduced for the Warrnambool region. The Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD) incorporating Handbury Medical Suites, has received funding from PHN Western Victoria to trial the evening service for 12 months from July 4. WRAD operations…
VAADA MEETS IN WARRNAMBOOL
19th Jun 2022
Victoria’s peak alcohol and other drug organisation has used its first board meeting in Warrnambool to call for destigmatising of AOD issues. The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) also used the visit to add its voice to the push for the proposed Lookout Residential Rehabilitation Centre. The VAADA Board met in Warrnambool on Friday…
SHORT STORY COMPETITION TO HIGHLIGHT RECOVERY
06th Jun 2022
People in recovery from substance misuse can share their stories and inspire others to follow their lead in a writing competition organised by the Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD). The short story competition across the Great South Coast will follow the theme Change, Challenge and a Brighter Future in Recovery. The inaugural writing…
WRAD helps open National Reconciliation Week
27th May 2022
WRAD Chair Helen Taylor was part of today’s opening ceremony in Warrnambool for National Reconciliation Week. Please click on the following YouTube link to watch Helen’s speech: https://youtu.be/nmJIDs73yeM
No funding for Lookout
03rd May 2022
The Lookout Rehabilitation Centre has again missed out on State Government funding. WRAD director Geoff Soma said the absence of funding in the State Budget for the Lookout was disappointing and upsetting on many levels.
New mural arts splash of colour
12th Feb 2022
WRAD’s fourth mural has added a vibrant splash of colour to our walls.
Melbourne-based artist Marco Pennacchia completed the stunning image of a southern right whale and her calf.
Sliding Doors video
24th Dec 2021
Check out our new video about the Sliding Doors non-residential rehab program
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