Submission – Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association

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The Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association (VAADA) is a member based peak body representing organisations that support people who have alcohol and other drug (AOD) needs in Victoria.

This submission is in three parts:

  • a  literature review of evidence on First Nations AOD experiences and their interactions with the AOD service system
  • consultation with VAADA member organisations to gauge the accessibility of services and their cultural safety for First Nations clients, their families and communities, and for Aboriginal staff working in the Victorian AOD sector
  • interviews with six First Nations people working in Victoria’s AOD service system.