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Interagency guidelines for the early intervention, response and management of drug and alcohol misuse (2005)

Author

New South Wales Department of Health

City

Sydney

Type

Report

Institution

New South Wales Department of Health

 

Description

Government agencies regularly provide services to people who use drugs, or to those who are living with users and are affected by their harmful drug or alcohol use. Given that research suggests drug use in the general Australian population is rising, there is a growing need for guidelines that will:

Interagency guidelines for the early intervention, response and management of drug and alcohol misuse (Interagency guidelines) is designed to assist NSW Government agencies to achieve both, since appropriate intervention has a number of benefits. It reduces harm to users, their family members and others, including staff. It often prevents problems from escalating and can also improve case management outcomes.

New South Wales Department of Health abstract

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Last updated: 7 February 2012
 
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