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Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Posted on: 11 August, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Health services Hospitalisation Alcohol use Illicit drug use

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2014)
Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

This paper was developed by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) in response to the misperception that effective alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is not available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The paper aims to reduce these misperceptions by outlining:

  • who can benefit from receiving treatment
  • what treatment is known to work
  • key principles that should guide the application of treatment
  • what constitutes effective treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The paper focuses upon interventions that are evidence-based and directly related to addressing
AOD use. It does not cover interventions that have a prevention focus.

Abstract adapted from the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC)

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