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This research project investigates the outcomes, and quantifies the benefit-cost, of a complex, multi-component intervention that combines cognitive-behaviour therapy with a community-reinforcement strategy to reduce substance-related harms among high risk young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is hypothesised that the benefits of this multi-component intervention will outweigh the costs.
Through the development of a more effective and acceptable intervention model for high risk young Indigenous Australians this research has the potential to not only prevent risks and harms amongst the young people, but also to promote positive developmental outcomes.
Abstract adapted from National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Professor Anthony Shakeshaft
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Ph: (02) 9385 0333