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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work launched at NIDAC conference today

Date posted: 7 June 2012

The Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work was launched today (7 June 2012) at the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA).

The handbook was developed by the University of Sydney in collaboration with various Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD) agencies. The project to develop the resource began in 2010 with funding from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), and continued with support from the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health.

The handbook contains advice on AOD treatment and prevention. FARE director Professor Kate Conigrave says the handbook will fill a much-needed gap in the provision of evidence-based, plain English resources for Aboriginal health professionals.

The handbook was distributed to Aboriginal AOD professionals around Australia at the NIDAC conference, and an electronic copy of the resource will be available for free download on the University of Sydney's Addiction Medicine website from 1pm today (AEST).

Source: University of Sydney


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Jeremy Henderson
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Last updated: 8 June 2012
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