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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

New guideline for the management of volatile substance use in Australia

Date posted: 31 October 2011

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, and Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, recently welcomed the release of Australia's first Consensus-based clinical practice guideline for the management of volatile substance use in Australia, along with a quick-reference summary.

The National Health and Medical Research Council developed the guideline, assisted by a committee of medical and social experts using the best available scientific evidence and consensus based recommendations. The guideline and quick-reference summary are intended for use by health professionals including doctors, nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, Ngangkari (traditional healers), alcohol and other drug workers, and allied health professionals.


Contact for Minister Butler:
Virginia Kim
Mobile: 0407 415 484

Contact for Minister Snowdon:
Alice Plate
Mobile: 0400 045 999


Last updated: 31 October 2011
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