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Mental health alcohol tobacco and other drugs service (MHATODS)
The Mental health alcohol tobacco and other drugs service (MHATODS) is an integrated mental health and alcohol and other drug use treatment service for adolescents in the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, Queensland. It addresses the high level of co-morbidity between mental health and alcohol and other drugs problems.
This program provides:
- automatic referral
- alcohol and other drug counselling
- a group program for relapse prevention.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, the service has employed an Aboriginal Health Worker to assist in the provision of culturally sensitive services.
Abstract adapted from Queensland Health
Institute for Child and Youth Mental Health
cnr Rogers and Waters Streets
Spring Hill Qld 4000
Ph: (07) 3310 9444
Fax: (07) 3835 1499
Stathis SL, Letters P, Doolan I, Whittingham D (2006)
Developing an integrated substance use and mental health service in the specialised setting of a youth detention centre.
Drug and Alcohol Review; 25(2): 149-155
Stathis S, Letters P, Dacre E, Doolan I, Heath K, Litchfield B (2007)
The role of an Indigenous Health Worker in contributing to equity of access to a mental health and substance abuse service for Indigenous young people in a youth detention centre.
Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health; 6(1)
Retrieved 19 March 2007 from http://www.auseinet.com/journal/vol6iss1/stathis.pdf