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Drug and alcohol treatment guidelines for residential settings (2007)

Author

New South Wales Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

City

Sydney

Type

Report

Institution

NSW Department of Health

 

Description

These guidelines provide recommendations for residential treatment of people with drug or alcohol dependence. The aim of the guidelines is to increase the effectiveness of treatment and to improve treatment outcomes.

The guidelines differentiate between services which provide residential care and those which provide residential treatment, and make a further distinction between residential treatment services and therapeutic communities.

NSW Department of Health abstract

When to use this resource

These guidelines would be useful for staff and managers of residential alcohol and other drug treatment services seeking to develop best practice in their treatment services.

Contact details

NSW Department of Health
73 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Ph: (02) 9391 9000
Fax: (02) 9391 9101
TTY: (02) 9391 9900

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Last updated: 5 February 2014
 
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