This year’s theme was Drugs, Communities & Families. ReGen undertook a range of activities to raise awareness of the impacts of AOD use on families and the wider community, and of treatment services available to those who need help. We braved the morning chill to get the message out at four metropolitan train stations, hosted a community lunch, ran sessions for prisoners and provided visiting family members with AOD and service information at Port Phillip Prison. You can see pictures at our Facebook page.

ReGen staff presented on a variety of topics at the 2013 VAADA conference (February 14-15), including our approach to workforce development, the role of our AOD Nurse Practitioner and discussed the importance of social justice as a driver for change.  We also ran a Twitter workshop for AOD practitioners.  All presentations are available online.

ReGen staff have been out presenting the agency’s work and ideas at a variety of conferences and AOD sector events across Australia.  See our May and July eUpdates for details. All presentation slides are available at our slideshare page.



With the whole of government Victorian alcohol and other drugs reforms set to reshape the delivery of alcohol and drug treatment services this year, this seminar looked at innovation - what works, what doesn’t, and what we can learn.

Featuring a keynote address from Dr Adam Winstock discussing findings and issues from the Global Drug Survey as well as showcases of other innovative practices this seminar promoted and discussed innovative thinking and action in the alcohol and other drug sector in Australia and overseas.

See videos of the presentations and download slideshows.

Read more: Innovation in Action Seminar March 14th 2013