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SHARC Presentations at the VAADA 2017 Conference

The 2017 VAADA Conference: Complexity, Collaboration, Consumers and Care was held earlier this year and SHARC was delighted to participate in presentations of the incredible work being delivered by many organisations across the AOD sector. Click on the links below to see some of what SHARC delivered on the day:   Family peer support: transferring the AOD experience to the problem gambling context Robert Campbell and Heather Pickard – Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) Acknowledging the…

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SHARC and Windana Consumer Advisory Committee is now recruiting

The SHARC / Windana partnership is looking for people who have used AOD services to join our Community Advisory Committee. If you are a consumer, carer or family member who has been impacted by alcohol and other drugs and you want to use your expertise to make changes and improve these services, we invite you to express interest. Preference will be given to those people with experience at SHARC and/or Windana. You will be paid…

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Media Release - Drug testing feeds the stigma

APSU has issued the media release expressing concern about the Government’s proposal to conduct random drug tests of the welfare recipients. The full media release is available at Media Release – Drug testing

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CARE Ideas Exchange - A Network of Champions Identified

The CARE (Consumer; Action; Responsive; Empowerment) Ideas Exchange was held on Thursday 4th May 2017 in Melbourne’s CBD. Over 90 people, from across Victoria and interstate, attended this full day event focusing on the role and future of consumer participation in the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector. Presented by APSU at SHARC and Taskforce as a culmination of our SMSDGF Commonwealth Department of Health funded project, the event was a first of its kind…

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