Alcohol, drug and gambling support

We recognise that alcohol, drugs and gambling can cause significant problems in the community. We have factsheets and information to support you, particularly around education and helping you access the right services.

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We've developed factsheets on drug and alcohol use and gambling participation in Glen Eira, and the harm these can cause. This evidence and the experience of our community partners guide how we can help you.

Alcohol

Statistics

The 2014 Victorian Population Health Survey found that:

  • 65.6 per cent of Glen Eira residents drank more than the recommended two standard drinks a day, compared to 59.2 per cent of Victorians
  • 47.7 per cent of Glen Eira residents drank more than the recommended four standard drinks a day on single occasions, compared to 42.5 per cent of Victorians.

Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre statistics show that there were:

  • 338 alcohol intoxication-related ambulance call-outs in Glen Eira in 2016-17
  • 899 alcohol-related hospitalisations in Glen Eira in 2014-15.

For more information, download our Alcohol factsheet (PDF, 139KB).

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Drugs

Statistics

Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre statistics show that there were:

  • 151 illegal drug-related ambulance call-outs in Glen Eira in 2016-17, 69.5 per cent of which were for males
  • 196 pharmaceutical drug-related ambulance call-outs in Glen Eira in 2016-17, 56.6 per cent of which were for females
  • 899 alcohol-related hospitalisations in Glen Eira in 2014-15.

For more information, download our Drugs factsheet (PDF, 187KB).

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Gambling

Statistics

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation research shows that:

  • there are 780 electronic gaming machines in Glen Eira as of 2018
  • people lost a total of $76 million across Glen Eira's 11 gaming venues.

Gamblers Help reports that:

  • 57 Glen Eira residents sought therapeutic counselling for gambling problems, while an additional 26 sought financial counselling
  • the largest group of people seeking help were aged 40-49 years (29.03 per cent).

For more information, download our Gambling factsheet (PDF, 371KB).

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services

The Victorian Government alcohol and other drug charter and resources provide information about what people can expect from their treatment in these services. It also outlines what is expected of clients and the service providers that provide alcohol and other drug services.

Resources have been developed to explain how alcohol and other drug services work, options for treatment and how to make a complaint. To find out more visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

If you have a concern or complaint about a healthcare provider contact the Health Complaints Commissioner or call 1300 582 113 for help.

The Health Complaints Commissioner provides impartial complaints resolution for all Victorians. The Health Complaints Commissioner can investigate and take action against registered and unregistered health practitioners, including public and private alcohol and other drug service providers. 

Requirements for healthcare providers including private alcohol and other drug treatment services are included in the general Code of Conduct under the Health Complaints Act 2016.


 

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