April 7, 2021
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…
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 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.
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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