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Vic alcohol support demand rise amid COVID –

Seven out of 10 alcohol support services across Victoria have reported increased client demand since the coronavirus pandemic hit.



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Victoria’s alcohol services have experienced a surge in demand as many locked-down residents turned to the bottle, a new poll shows.
The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association surveyed services across the state between December and January to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on client presentations.
Of the 38 agencies, 70 per cent said alcohol featured either “a lot more” or “a bit more” as a drug of concern.
VAADA executive officer Sam Biondo said the result confirmed widespread anecdotal…

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