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Evaluation of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program

Posted on: 22 May, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Policies Alcohol use Northern Territory

PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting (2017)
Evaluation of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program
Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

This report was produced as a result of the evaluation into the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment (AMT) program. The AMT program is a tailored alcohol treatment plan for people in the Northern Territory who are taken into police protective custody for being intoxicated in public three or more times over a two month period.

The aim of the evaluation was to:

  • assess the extent to which the aims of the AMT Act have been met
  • consider the cost effectiveness of AMT and describe the way that AMT has been implemented and engaged with
  • explore any unintended consequences resulting from AMT.

A number of recommendations were suggested as part of the evaluation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract