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The National alcohol treatment guidelines for Indigenous Australians were developed to provide essential and reliable information and guidance on how to deliver culturally respectful healthcare, and how to identify and respond to emergency and non-urgent alcohol-related health problems experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. The Guidelines were developed through Australia-wide consultations with Indigenous and non-Indigenous healthcare providers, educators, clinicians, researchers, and Indigenous community members.
Abstract adapted from Lowitja Institute
Charlotte de Crespigny
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University
The Alcohol treatment guidelines for Indigenous Australians toolkit is a guide for all healthcare providers when looking after Indigenous clients at risk of illness or injury associated with alcohol use. The kit includes information about the clinical management of alcohol problems associated with:
The toolkit also contains a standard drinks chart, self-administered questionnaire, flow chart for a client-centered approach to respond to drinking, and a My lifestyle guide for better health
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract