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Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (2009)

Author

Mills KL, Deady M, Proudfoot H, Sannibale C, Teesson M, Mattick R, Burns L

City

Sydney

Type

Report

Institution

National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

 

Description

These guidelines provide the direction for alcohol and other drugs (AOD) workers as they manage comorbid (occuring at the same time) AOD and mental health conditions faced by clients. They are not Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander specific but do highlight the issues which need to be considered by AOD workers when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The guidelines are based on the best available evidence, experience and knowledge of clinicians, researchers, consumers and carers. They aim to provide the AOD workforce with:

The guidelines were developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

These guidelines have been developed mainly for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers working in AOD treatment settings, for example:

Other health professionals may also find the guidelines useful if they are working with clients who are dealing with comorbid mental health conditions. In addition, the guidelines could be combined with training and supervision programs for the AOD workforce.

Contact details

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Ph: (02) 9385 0253
Fax: (02) 9385 0222

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Last updated: 3 February 2014
 
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