January 21, 2021
This article in The Standard highlights the need for us as a community to continue bringing smoking rates into the spotlight.
WRAD, as a comprehensive health service, offers both the range of medical interventions and clinical counselling to help people make the lasting change towards a healthier lifestyle.
One of the misunderstandings people have about coming to a service like WRAD to talk about smoking is that they have to be “ready to quit”. Sometimes it’s more important to have a confidential conversation about your current situation and to see what options are available to help you with making the decision about whether change is desired and how you might go about making that change. We know from several studies that a lot of people who currently smoke don’t actually want to keep smoking forever, but are uncertain about making the change.
We all know of the harms that smoking cause and WRAD’s mission is to see a healthy community so we are here to help and would encourage you to call 55 645777 to make an appointment to talk through the issues for you and get a health check-up.
It is not surprising with high rates of smoking that the next article also relates to the south west.
Coronary heart disease death higher in Warrnambool than the state average https://www.standard.net.au/story/7033670/heart-attack-deaths-rise-in-regional-and-rural-areas/?cs=12&utm_source=website&utm_medium=index&utm_campaign=sidebar
Heart disease in the south west is 20% higher than the state average. The leading causes of heart disease include, not exclusively, smoking cigarettes, diet, genetics, alcohol use and high blood pressure. Whilst some of the risk factors include things like genetics, there are plenty of modifiable risk factors such as diet, exercise, alcohol use and tobacco use.
WRAD provides a comprehensive health service where those modifiable factors can be discussed and strategies put into place to reduce the risk or in some cases eliminate them. The WRAD Centre’s vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of everyone in the south-west of Victoria
New program brings healthcare to homeless people
30th Jan 2023
A new pilot program will deliver healthcare directly to south-west Victorians experiencing homelessness. WRAD Health, with funding from WestVic Primary Health Network, is embarking on a pilot program for six months to bring medical services to those who may be experiencing homelessness or sleeping rough. The team of a nurse, alcohol and other drug clinician…
WRAD TO BE KNOWN AS WRAD HEALTH
19th Dec 2022
The Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD) will now be known as WRAD Health. The new name reflects the broad range of medical services being offered and recognises that substance use is a health issue. The change, made after nearly 40 years with the original title, was adopted unanimously at the WRAD Heath annual…
WRAD AGM on December 15
06th Dec 2022
Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc Invites you to attend the 39TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: 15th December, 2022 Venue: WRAD Centre 172 Merri Street, Warrnambool Time: 5.30pm RSVP to Phone: 03 55645777 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th December, 2022 Ordinary Annual General Business The AGM will be followed by nibbles
WRAD Health’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.
WRAD Health seeks to provide comprehensive, holistic support and treatment to individuals and others affected by addictive behaviors and associated issues.
The philosophy of harm minimisation underpins the delivery of all programs offered by WRAD. This principle 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. Harm minimisation offers a number of options designed to reduce the harm of drug use to the user and society.
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