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The relationship between alcohol and drugs and mental health: a resource book for Aboriginal workers

Posted on: 12 November, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 4, October 2012 - December 2012
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Alcohol use Illicit drug use Volatile substance use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)
The relationship between alcohol and drugs and mental health: a resource book for Aboriginal workers
Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This book provides information on the relationship between mental health and alcohol and other drug use for the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The book covers the following topics:

  • drugs and the body and mind connection
  • mental illness
  • the relationship between mental health, and alcohol and other drugs
  • stages of change
  • interventions
  • treatment options
  • resources and services.

This book is one of three key resources produced as part of the of the Our healing ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

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