May 3, 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. “We are incredibly frustrated that we have been overlooked for funding again in the state budget,” he said. Funding for Mildura of $36 million was announced by the State Government with no Federal funding involved. “We have done a lot of hard work, we have incredible community support for this project but we have missed out again. We are devastated for the families of people who need access to residential rehab. It means people needing support and help will be forced to seek that away from their families and loved ones. It’s so frustrating and disappointing. Clients and the local community are the big losers in this budget. Mr Soma said The Lookout steering committee would ramp up its campaign and make the project a state election issue. “This is desperately needed in the south-west and we won’t rest until we secure funding from the state government. We will continue to push Federal election candidates on this matter too and we will lobby for an election commitment from the Labor government.”
Strength In Recovery
14th Sep 2022
By Kayleearne Clyde My name is Kayleearne I was addicted to methamphetamines for five years. This October I will be three years clean. This is my story. To share my story, I must tell you about the lowest places my addiction took me to. Some of these things I am not proud of but I…
FIRST LIGHT – short story competition winner
08th Sep 2022
FIRST LIGHT By Mark Gavin Slowly the blurriness between sleep and waking flows through my body as I hear a small commotion at my bedroom door. I inhale a conscious breath and instinctively know that the wind is gentle and offshore. I hear a quite “dad” from the bedroom door. “Yes” I reply. “Come on…
WRAD highlights preventable drug overdoses
29th Aug 2022
WRAD centre is turning purple to highlight preventable deaths from overdoses, including risks associated with prescribed medication. WRAD is using International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 to remember without stigma those who have died or become permanently injured due to overdose and to highlight effective harm reduction strategies. To mark the day, WRAD is…
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