Alcohol and other drugs

Our alcohol and other drugs (AOD) program focuses on commissioning services for those most in need, and in areas with greatest need.

This is part of our commitment to ensuring that the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable communities is improved in a coordinated and accountable way. AOD is a key priority area, and we are working to make the most of opportunities to support more integrated responses across the health system.

Our Regional Health Needs Assessment identifies local government areas in the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network region with populations experiencing greater levels of harm related to AOD compared with state and national averages.

Our AOD program is managed by our Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Service Redesign team and sits alongside mental health and suicide prevention activities.

See also our Blueprint for Better Health for more details about our work with the community to improve and better integrate alcohol and other drug services.